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AFMC command chief reflects on 30-year career

Air Force Materiel Command's top enlisted member will end his military career May 6, 2016, closing out what he calls a "wonderful journey" around the world.

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Local

Marine Osprey flies in to fuel up F-35B

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to link up with a Marine F-35B Joint Strike Fighter April 28. Both aircraft are assigned to Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22) out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona.

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Local

Eagle project defines cooperation

The Air Force's F-15 Eagle fleet is scheduled to receive a wheel and brake upgrade after completion of flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aggressive bobcat attacks family pets in Edwards housing area

An aggressive bobcat has attacked several small dogs in base housing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., over the last few weeks.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.


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Air Force

F-35 fires first AIM-9X missile

Posted  January 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-35 from the 461st Flight Test Squadron launched an AIM-9X missile for the first time over the Pacific Sea Test Range Jan. 12. The Flight Sciences aircraft, AF-1, of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, was piloted by David Nelson, Lockheed Martin chief F-35 test pilot. The…

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula
Salutes & Awards

Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week 2016

Posted  January 22, 2016

The Air Force recognizes the achievements of the men and women who comprise the Biomedical Sciences Corps by designating Jan. 25-29 as BSC Appreciation Week.

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DoD

Licenses from 5 states banned at DOD bases

Posted  January 22, 2016

Defense Department installations will no longer accept driver’s licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington as proof of identity, DOD officials said.   Federal policy The ban, which also includes licenses from American Samoa, is a consequence of the REAL ID Act of 2005. The REAL ID Act grew out of the Sept….

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Sports

DHS wrestling team competes for another season thanks to volunteer coaches

Posted  January 22, 2016

Working and living on a military base, the people that make up the Edwards populace are no strangers to the frequent moving that accompanies military life.

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Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon
Salutes & Awards

Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Jacob Cumbo

Posted  January 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Staff Sgt. Jacob Cumbo, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, is assisted with donning a bomb suit. Unit:  812th Civil Engineering Squadron Job title:  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Journeyman Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  We do a variety of response and sustainment missions.  Anything from…

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