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Flying into 2018

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Local

Back in the Saddle readies workforce for busy 2018

Before heading into the year with full force, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce to be safe while conducting its test mission.

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418th FLTS supports NASA in Orion spacecraft parachute test

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

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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Salutes & Awards

Edwards first responders show support for fallen K-9 officer

Posted  September 21, 2016

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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Local

Adopt a desert dinosaur!

Posted  April 8, 2016

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Biologists at the 412th Civil Engineer Group, Environmental Management Division, are seeking more base residents or families willing to foster a desert tortoise. PCS season is fast approaching and Environmental Management is looking to develop a list of potential foster parents before the rush. Captive desert tortoises have to…

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Sports

Scorpion girls volleyball clinch first place in league again, begin playoffs

Posted  November 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Desert Junior Senior High School girls’ volleyball team middle hitter Devyn Cross, #24, goes for the kill against a Mammoth High School blocker Oct. 30 at DJSHS. The volleyball team finished their season as Desert Mountain League Champions with a final league record of 14-0. Since the team ranked…

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Air Force

SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Posted  October 6, 2017

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

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Bob White Drive dedicated to historic test, fighter pilot

Posted  August 14, 2015

On Aug. 7, at the intersection of Wolfe Ave. and South Muroc Dr., a street dedication ceremony was held in honor of X-51 pilot, Maj. Gen. Robert M. White. With Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander presiding, the street formerly known by the name Muroc was renamed Bob White Drive. In attendance were…

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