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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.

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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.

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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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Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month beginning Oct. 3

Posted  September 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber The 2014 Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Committee.   Disability Employment Awareness Month kicks off Oct. 3 with a bird watching tour at the newly renovated and refreshed Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB’s own bird sanctuary. Come see wild birds touch and go through our ponds, as they…

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It’s High Desert monsoon, thunderstorm season

Posted  September 12, 2014

The threat of monsoon thunderstorms becomes a major concern for the 412th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight in the summer months. During this period, the wind flow in Southern California can shift to a southeast to southerly directional flow. This flow brings tropical moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Ocean, near…

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‘Be Food Safe,’ Commissaries remind patrons to handle groceries safely

Posted  September 12, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — Food safety is a group hug, when you consider everyone who has a role in protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses.  For the Defense Commissary Agency, that process begins where the food originates and continues all the way to the store shelf. However, during September, National Food Safety Education Month, DeCA is reminding its…

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Announcements – September 12, 2014

Posted  September 12, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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Exercise Desert Wind examines response

Posted  September 5, 2014

A desolate area in the Mojave Desert popular with campers and off roaders was the site of an F-16 crash Aug. 27. Two crewmembers from Edwards Air Force Base lost their lives.

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ACCESS II Confirms Jet Biofuel Burns Cleaner

Posted  September 5, 2014

NASA Photograph The DC-8’s four engines burned either JP-8 jet fuel or a 50-50 blend of JP-8 and renewable alternative fuel of hydro processed esters and fatty acids produced from camelina plant oil. Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a…

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Suicide prevention more than a month-long campaign

Posted  September 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All Airmen have a responsibility that lasts much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone’s 24/7, 365-day…

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News Briefs September 5, 2014

Posted  September 5, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 1 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment you may contact the blood drive coordinators: Senior Airman Joe Hernandez at joe.hernandez.8@us.af.mil or Senior Airman Sarah Bird at sarah.bird.2@us.af.mil. You may also…

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Monthly enlisted promotions

Posted  September 5, 2014

Team Edwards celebrated their monthly enlisted promotees with a ceremony in the Base Theater Aug. 28. The Airmen pinned on their next rank Sept. 1. Congratulations on taking the next step! To Airman 1st Class: Quinlan G. Johansen, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron To Senior Airman: Keneshia Q. Tinniehill, 412th Security Forces Squadron Robert D. Hernandez,…

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Bldg. 1609B demo’d

Posted  September 5, 2014

Demolition off of Wolfe Ave. was conducted to bring down Bldg. 1609B. The 18-year-old modulars have been used to support a variety of organizations and programs such as Civilian Personnel, the C-130 AMP Program and other temporary, short-term test programs. Bldg. 1609B was created as a temporary facility and today has exceeded its useful life and is therefore…

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