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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Edwards first responders show support for fallen K-9 officer

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department and 412th Security Forces Squadron joined first responders from across the state to honor a fallen K-9 officer from the California City Police Department Sept. 19., 2016.

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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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Commander talks past, present, future at civilian call

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took center stage at the Base Theater to discuss issues -- past, present and future -- during a civilian call Sept. 6.

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Edwards’ personnel get a tour of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, Emory Motorsports

“Fantastic!” and “Incredible!” -- Just a few of the words used to describe Jay Leno’s collection of priceless cars and motorcycles by members of the 412th Operations Support Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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To be a better Airman, be a brave lobster

Posted  March 25, 2016

While on the Internet recently, I came across two videos I think illustrate important lessons for every Airman.  The first video was of a speech by Dr. Ken Robinson. Robinson, an educator and author, told this great story about his son’s school nativity. Most of us are familiar with the nativity and the wise men…

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AFMC executive director reflects on career start, successes after 34 years

Posted  March 25, 2016

What began as uncertainty toward the possibility of an Air Force career transformed into a 34-year commitment for Air Force Materiel Command Executive Director Michael A. Gill, who retires April 1 after spending three years in the command’s top civilian post.  “We all talk about retirement, but you don’t realize just how quickly the time…

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Team Edwards represented at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 25, 2016

The Los Angeles County Air Show Board of Directors said March 23 that the third annual Los Angeles County Air Show had its largest attendance yet with 137,000 spectators over the two-day event at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster March 19-20.

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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted  March 25, 2016

Air Force photograph March 26, 1958: The first launch of the Zero Length Launch (ZEL) program, of an F-100D took place from a truck-mounted launcher. North American test pilot Albert W. Blackburn was at the controls. A follow-on to the ZELMAL program, ZEL was designed to launch tactical fighter planes after loss of their normal…

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Register now for second ‘Run With History’ Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and exotic car show

Posted  March 25, 2016

Register now for Edwards AFBs second “Run with History” Half Marathon, 10K and 5K run. The run starts at 7 a.m., May 14. Come and run on the world-famous Rogers Dry Lakebed and around the world’s largest compass rose. There will also be various aircraft, static displays, historical markers along the route. Additionally, an exotic car show…

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