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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

On June 1, 2012, Boeing's Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center project.

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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New commander for Rocket Lab

A change of command ceremony was held at the “Rocket Lab” at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016, where Col. Patrick Davis (far right) relinquished command to Clark.


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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  April 1, 2016

Downtown, you may see signs at local churches proclaiming today, April 1, as “National Atheists’ Day.” These are based on a scriptural text from the Judeo/Christian tradition that states, “The fool says in heart, ‘there is no God …’” They think it is “funny.” Your Wing Chaplain thinks it is disrespectful. As Airmen we come…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  April 8, 2016

April 11-15 Monday Beef and broccoli White rice Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Pork loin Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Bake cod Rice pilaf and vegetables Vegetables All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Robin Hood and Anthony’s Pizza…

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Edwards hosts Color Run

Posted  April 8, 2016

The Sexual Assault Awareness, Alcohol and Drug Awareness, and Child Abuse Awareness Color Splash 5K Fun Walk/Run was April 6. The run was an example of activities in which Family Advocacy brings awareness to the issue of Child Abuse and Neglect during Child Abuse Awareness Month. Everyone from Team Edwards can play a part in…

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Team Edwards closes out Women’s History Month

Posted  April 8, 2016

Courtesy photograph A flight of women from all backgrounds held a retreat ceremony at Bldg. 1 March 30 to officially end Edwards AFB’s Women’s History Month observance. Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which authorized and requested the president to proclaim the week…

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Health & Safety

AFMC promotes ‘Be Active’ physical activity challenge

Posted  April 8, 2016

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its ‘Be Active’ team challenge. Be Active is a command-wide initiative designed to help the AFMC workforce increase physical activity levels and heighten awareness of proper back care. Participants will receive a free copy of the Mayo Clinic’s “Wellness Solutions for Back Pain” DVD at…

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