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X-47B wins Collier Trophy

For more than 100 years, men and women dedicated to the advancement of aviation and aerospace technology have had their efforts recognized with the Robert J. Collier Trophy.

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Edwards Airmen need to recertify BAH or may lose $$

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Staff Sgt. Tiffany Holliday (left), 412th Comptroller Squadron, Financial Services supervisor, and Wende Wagner, Financial Management analyst, show the Air Force Form 594, which is required to validate Airmenís basic allowance for housing entitlements. On March 1, the U.S. Air Force began its one-time recertification process to validate Airmen’s…

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Purple Up! Month of Military Child

Courtesy photograph Edwards Air Force Base families and Corvias Military Living employees share a light moment together at the Purple Up! Month of the Military Child event at the base housing office April 15. More than 60 people attended the ceremony which was sponsored by Corvias. Purple Up! is a national celebration which honors the…

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Airman gains new perspective on World War II sacrifices

April 9, 1942, marked what is known today as the Bataan Death March where tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces.

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B-1B software upgrade to ensure future warfighting capabilities

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner An Edwards B-1B Lancer takes off on April 1, 2014, to begin testing its new Sustainment Block 16A software upgrades. The SB 16A software will work in conjunction with the long-range bomberís new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the…


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The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 5, 2012

The history of National Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred Oct. 8, 1871. This tragic conflagration killed some 300 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 structures. The origin of the fire has generated speculation since its occurrence, with fact and fiction becoming blurred over the…

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The #1 way to survive breast cancer

Posted  October 5, 2012

One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes.* And every 13 minutes, a woman will die from this disease. Yet, more than 2 million survivors of breast cancer are living in the U.S. today.* Do you know what that means? Even if you’ve been diagnosed, there is still hope.   Mammograms Save Lives;…

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Team AFMC, Revisited

Posted  October 5, 2012

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign kicked off on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 14 12. The CFC, along with the Air Force Assistance Fund, is one of only two charitable fund-raising drives officially sanctioned by the Air Force. Many national and local relief agencies depend on the CFC to help finance their operations. Recent…

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Photographer recognized for innovation

Posted  October 5, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ron Fair From left: Theaphlias Terrell, Bionetics Photo Services operations manager; Ray Dyakon, Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion; and Col. Michael Platt, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 commander; pose for a photo after Dyakon was awarded a certificate from Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion for developing a climate controlled box designed to…

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23 Airmen make grade in Sept.

Posted  October 5, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base saw 23 of its team members take the next step in their careers.

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Team Edwards says goodbye to Cunningham

Posted  October 12, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by David Henry Men and women of the 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 416th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the Global Powers Fighter Combined Test Force, bid farewell to Ed Cunningham who passed away last month. As a WG-6652-11 Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic, Cunningham literally has touched every aircraft and supported every test…

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Tracking systems for Red Bull Stratos project tested at Edwards

Posted  October 12, 2012

Photograph by Dan Owen of FlightLine Films FlightLine Films tested their ground tracking system at Edwards Sept. 20 when Space Shuttle Endeavour landed for the final time at Edwards. The test was in preparation for the final jump of the Red Bull Stratos project, during which Felix Baumgartner will attempt to set four world records….

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With a chill in the air, winter is around the corner

Posted  October 12, 2012

With the recent drops in temperature, it is clear winter will soon be upon us. Now is the time to prepare for the winter ahead and know a few simple safety precautions to prevent fire from striking our homes or work places. More than 5,000 people die each year in the United States from injuries…

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U.S. Air Force Concert Band, Singing Sergeants to appear in Bakersfield

Posted  October 12, 2012

Join the 412th Test Wing leadership at the performance of the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants in Bakersfield, Calf., Oct. 16 at the Bakersfield High School’s Harvey Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, and 412th TW vice commander, Col. Daniel Daetz, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian…

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NASA Dryden research pilot among 11 honored by Test Pilot Society

Posted  October 12, 2012

James W. Smolka, Director of Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., is among 11 persons selected to become Fellows of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Smolka and the 10 other selectees for 2012, several of whom have had direct associations with NASA, the Air Force Test Center and Edwards Air…

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