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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., gets a visit from an old friend.

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First term airmen courses receive curriculum overhaul

The Air Force has rolled out a new First Term Airmen Course dedicated to developing Airmen as next-generation leaders. 

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Edwards bids farewell to respected Air Force Tech. Sergeant

It takes a confident man to climb into a pointy hat with bells on it and paste on pointy ears ... and pull on pointy shoes and candy cane striped stockings.

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Senior leaders discuss US space posture

On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs. 

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Civ-Mil releases 25th anniversary book with KaBoom

With as much action in The Hanger as there was on the field, aerospace companies throughout the Antelope Valley enjoyed a cool and breezy Aerospace Appreciation Night with the Lancaster JetHawks as they beat Stockton 7-2, May 12 in Lancaster.


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Police Week honors fallen officers, defenders

Posted  May 12, 2017

National Police Week is a time when we honor those police officers who have sacrificed their lives in service to their communities.

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Schaefer applauds Team Edwards for recent inspection, looks to path ahead

Posted  May 12, 2017

The base theater at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was filled to maximum capacity for a commander’s call May 5 to recognize the achievements of the 412th Test Wing in the recent Capstone Unit Effectiveness Inspection that ran April 25-28.

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Events

Retiree Appreciation Day 2017 greets 313 guests

Posted  May 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Retired Staff Sgt. Thomas White gets his blood pressure checked by Senior Airman Linwood Fields, 412th Medical Group Aerospace Medical technician. White served with the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1974 in supply and logistics. Edwards AFB held its annual Retiree Appreciation Day May 6, 2017. More than…

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412th Security Forces Squadron hosts National Police Week events May 15-19

Posted  May 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball 412th Security Forces Squadron members at last year’s National Police Week retreat ceremony. Team Edwards and the 412th Security Forces Squadron will observe National Police Week with a slate of events May 15-19, 2017. Police week is a time designated to remember and celebrate past and present civilian and…

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Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

Posted  May 10, 2017

Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.

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