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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Edwards first responders show support for fallen K-9 officer

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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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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Commander talks past, present, future at civilian call

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took center stage at the Base Theater to discuss issues -- past, present and future -- during a civilian call Sept. 6.

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Edwards’ personnel get a tour of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, Emory Motorsports

“Fantastic!” and “Incredible!” -- Just a few of the words used to describe Jay Leno’s collection of priceless cars and motorcycles by members of the 412th Operations Support Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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News Briefs – March 4, 2016

Posted  March 4, 2016

Car Seat Check Announcement Did you know child restraint systems (car seats) are misused 73 percent of the time? Did you know booster seats have been shown to reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 percent compared to seatbelts alone for children ages 4-8 years? In conjunction with Team Edwards Day March 14, the…

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A resolution for a lifestyle

Posted  March 4, 2016

Are you one of the millions of people who started this year with a resolution to improve your life? Maybe you promised yourself that you would lose weight, fit into those old favorite jeans, or even improve your physical fitness test score. You, along with many others have done this–so how do you stick to…

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Australian KC-30A successfully refuels C-17 for first time

Posted  March 4, 2016

The first air-to-air refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport to a C-17A Globemaster III occurred Feb. 10. The five-hour sortie was conducted by members of the RAAF's Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Research and Development Unit, 86 Wing and the 418th Flight Test Squadron.

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Team Edwards Day

Posted  March 4, 2016

Team Edwards Day is March 14. Bring your family to work with you and show off your work area. Then show them around the rest of Edwards throughout the day, topping it off with ice cream in the community park at 3 p.m. There will be numerous displays and demonstrations from all groups on base….

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This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Posted  March 4, 2016

Air Force photograph On Feb. ?28, 1964, the first flight of an accelerated Category II test program of the North American YAT-28E took place. The aircraft was a T-28 Trojan heavily modified to a ground attack/trainer configuration for counter-insurgency warfare.

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