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Edwards AFB conducts active shooter exercise

“Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown!” One phrase that no student, faculty or parents ever want to hear. Fortunately, those words were followed by, “Exercise, exercise, exercise.” Local Airmen, Edwards Emergency Management and numerous other local agencies participated in Desert Wind 18-03, an active shooter scenario exercise at Desert Junior-Senior High School on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 18.

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116 Day Innovation Blitz

In the midst of the Revolutionary War, the Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation on Nov. 15, 1777. This document, our nation’s first constitution, established the form of our federal government as we fought for and eventually won our independence. Yet, it was far from perfect.

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Edwards NCO steps up to next rank

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong Staff Sgt. Delores Otte (center), 412th Medical Support Squadron, poses for a photo with her technical sergeant promotion certificate along with Lt. Col. Neva Vanderschaegen, 412th MDSS commander, and Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Russell, 412th MDSS Pharmacy technician. Otte was promoted through the Stripes for Exceptional Performance program,…

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Edwards tech force ‘connects, learns, grows’ at third technical symposium

Engineers and scientists who help put the world’s most advanced aircraft into the sky came together for another meeting of the minds at the 3rd Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., FB Technical Symposium Sept. 10, 2018.

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Airmen send lead downrange once again

Edwards Airmen christened the new base Small Arms Range the best way they know how, by shooting at it. The Small Arms Range at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was officially re-opened with a ribbon “shooting” ceremony, Sept. 6, 2018.


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418th FLTS supports NASA in Orion spacecraft parachute test

Posted  December 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher A. Okula A mockup of an Orion spacecraft is released from a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 15, 2017, over the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Airmen and testers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron joined Army, NASA and contractor personnel to participate in the test of the Orion’s parachute landing…

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Happy Holidays from Air Force senior leaders, spouses

Posted  December 22, 2017

Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson and her husband, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright and their spouses, wish all Airmen and families season’s greetings.

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Rose Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life

Posted  December 22, 2017

This New Year’s Day, former 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot Maj. Benjamin Meier will be honored at the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., for the gifts of life he gave to several people following the tragedy that took his life in 2015.

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Local congressman visits Edwards

Posted  December 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., addresses a group at Edwards’ Stripes Lounge, Dec. 15, 2017. U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to speak at Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center Dec. 15, 2017. The visit was sponsored by the local Air Force Sergeants Association…

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F-35 testers wrap up Weapons Delivery Accuracy tests

Posted  December 20, 2017

Testers from the 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., completed a major test milestone bringing the F-35 Lightning II’s full combat capabilities closer to the battlefield.

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