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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Health & Safety

Law Enforcement shares tips on social media security

Representatives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to share their knowledge about social media with Team Edwards members.

Boeing photograph by Bob Ferguson Local

Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Landing on display

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California lent its Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, or LLRV, and a Space Shuttle Crew Transporter to the Air Force Flight Test Museum on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force.


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Health & Safety

TRICARE benefit changes

Posted  October 9, 2015

As of Oct. 1, 2015, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance drugs are…

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 9, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Last week it was mentioned that the Templeton Foundation’s winner last year was Jean Vanier, awarded for his exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.  He served in the British Royal Navy during World War II and was impacted by those…

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Events

Announcements – October 9, 2015

Posted  October 9, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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Events

Living history at Planes of Fame Air Museum

Posted  October 6, 2015

The monthly Living History Event at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., is set for 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 3. The museum opens at 9 a.m. This month’s theme is ‘Pioneering Experimental and Jet Aircraft” and will feature the Northrop N9MB flying wing. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans…

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Local

News Briefs – October 2, 2015

Posted  October 2, 2015

Mandatory Chief’s Panel The Chief’s Panel (enlisted call) is scheduled for Oct. 5. The 412th Test Wing command chief along with four group chiefs will be hosting the Chief’s Panel at the base theater at 10 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. The Chief’s Panel will give Airmen their perspective on the new Enlisted Evaluation…

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