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C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

In the midst of all the test missions here in the High Desert, Edwards is also home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Actually, it's a split school house.

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Air Force

AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

The Air Force’s top two leaders justified their service’s funding proposal in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during an Air Force posture hearing Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C.

Air Force photograph by Sheila deVera Air Force

AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Sports

Base gym hosts star-studded basketball event

The Rosburg Fitness Center recently hosted a two-day All-Star Basketball Showcase Feb. 17 and 18, which included players from multiple squadrons and units currently playing in the intramural basketball season.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Local

Pave Hawk team gives test at Edwards a shot

The Gun Harmonizing Range is one of the base's many unique test assets and landmarks that always causes flightline drivers to do a double-take due to its Aztec pyramid-looking shape.


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Events

Briefs, March 23, 2012

Posted  March 23, 2012

Commuter delays Commuters may experience delays at the North, South and West Gates 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 24 due to monthly testing of the Vehicle Barrier System. Testing will be accomplished during low traffic flow times and could last up to 15 minutes. For more information, call Tom Allen at (661) 277-4894 or Bob Landolt…

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Local

412th TW welcomes Dertien, bids farewell to Dunlop

Posted  March 23, 2012

With an F-35 Lightning II on the left and an F-22 Raptor on the right, base leadership and members of the Team Edwards workforce watched the 412th Test Wing receive a new commander during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600, March 19.

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Commentary

Never saw this coming: Lessons learned in trying times

Posted  March 23, 2012

I had the world by the tail: U. S. Air Force Academy graduate, Air Force pilot, six-time commander, 30-year Air Force career, and two stars; fit, healthy and strong. But subtle problems appeared out of nowhere: occasional vertigo, mild persistent headaches, cognitive challenges, having to stop during a hard run. I went to see the…

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Health & Safety

Crosswalk safety

Posted  March 23, 2012

With the numerous crosswalks and relatively high speed limits here on Edwards, the Air Force Flight Test Center Ground Safety Office would like to provide drivers and pedestrians with some valuable tips on how to remain safe. * Drivers should always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other mid-street crosswalks. Make eye contact…

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DoD

Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Announcements March 23, 2012

Posted  March 23, 2012

We want to hear from YOU! Please take our surveys regarding the programs at Outdoor Recreation and having bag pipe lessons at the Community Center. Go to http://questionpro.com/t/AH7TcZMfe0 for the Outdoor Rec survey and http://questionpro.com/t/AH7TcZM2V8 for the Community Center survey.   The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012! If your spouse is…

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Air Force

Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  March 27, 2012

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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Air Force

AF announces 2012 aviator continuation pay program

Posted  March 30, 2012

Air Force officials released the details of the fiscal year 2012 Aviator Continuation Pay program this week, with continuing focus on retaining highly-qualified manned and remotely piloted aircraft rated crew members. The ACP program gives some pilots and combat systems officers the opportunity for a financial bonus in exchange for an active duty service commitment…

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Local

95th CS debuts videophone capability for deaf and hard of hearing

Posted  March 30, 2012

Deaf and hard-of-hearing members of Team Edwards were recently notified that they are getting new tools to enable their workplace communication. The DOD’s Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program funded the purchase of video…

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Edwards squadrons create history through heraldry

Posted  March 30, 2012

In preparation for upcoming base structural changes, three squadrons from the 95th Medical Group have begun the design process to create new heraldry, which will both represent and unite the individuals belonging to the 95th Aerospace Medical Squadron, 95th Medical Operations Squadron, and the 95th…

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