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Budget key to amplifying mission in year ahead

As Team Edwards pushes through the end of 2017 and leans forward into 2018, I am energized and excited for the challenges that lie ahead. In the coming year, we will be expanding missions and capabilities to stay ahead of our adversaries, who continue to advance their own weapon systems at a rapid pace.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

Army photograph by Sgt. Nikayla Shodeen Local

USAF F35’s train at the National Training Center

The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., welcomed the F35A Lightning II stealth fighter from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supporting the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 18 through Dec. 1.

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Orange Flag evaluates teamwork, interoperability across services

It takes a team to get things done. Last month, personnel from Edwards Air Force Base, along with Navy and Marine teammates, came together for a coordinated, multi-service flight test event known as Orange Flag.

Air Force photograph by Don Allen Local

Honorary Commanders get glimpse of electronic warfare

A group of community leaders and their guests visited Edwards Air Force Base in California recently to get a feel for the mission of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group Nov. 17, 2017.


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Health & Safety

Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

Posted  November 17, 2017

On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions. Humana Military will manage the…

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Air Force

Flight tests help qualify nuclear bomb for U.S., NATO aircraft

Posted  November 15, 2017

The Air Force recently completed a series of initial tests to qualify a nuclear gravity bomb for multiple U.S. and NATO aircraft. The B61-12, the follow-on to the family of B61 nuclear gravity bombs, is a key component of the U.S. nuclear deterrence strategy. Employed by a variety of U.S. and NATO aircraft, the B61-12…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

Posted  November 15, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein deliver the State of the Air Force Address at the Pentagon, and Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force Operations, testifies about Aviation readiness to the House…

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CE completes work without grounding Rocket Lab operations

Posted  November 10, 2017

Realizing the criticality of Air Force Research Laboratory’s Rocket Propulsion Division’s mission at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron Infrastructure Flight and Heavy Repair Flight teamed up to replace two obsolete cooling towers and one 40-ton condensing unit.

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Air Force photograph by Christian Turner
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BAF team readying for stealth bomber testing

Posted  November 10, 2017

Last November, a B-2 Spirit entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the first time.

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