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C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

In the midst of all the test missions here in the High Desert, Edwards is also home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Actually, it's a split school house.

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AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

The Air Force’s top two leaders justified their service’s funding proposal in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during an Air Force posture hearing Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C.

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public.

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Base gym hosts star-studded basketball event

The Rosburg Fitness Center recently hosted a two-day All-Star Basketball Showcase Feb. 17 and 18, which included players from multiple squadrons and units currently playing in the intramural basketball season.

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Pave Hawk team gives test at Edwards a shot

The Gun Harmonizing Range is one of the base's many unique test assets and landmarks that always causes flightline drivers to do a double-take due to its Aztec pyramid-looking shape.


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The Commanders Jazz Ensemble swinging into Lancaster

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier The Commanders Jazz Ensemble plays during a concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., April 27, 2014. The ensemble is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, the only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. The…

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British reserve squadron celebrates 100 years

Posted  February 13, 2015

For a squadron with heraldry dating as far back as 1915 and being stationed out of multiple foreign locations during World Wars I and II, the Royal Air Force 17 (Reserve) Squadron recently celebrated their centenary Feb. 9, 2015.

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412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners announced

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon From left: Col. Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, tosses a bean bag while Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, looks on during the 412th TW’s fourth quarter award ceremony Feb. 6 in the base theater. The 412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners were…

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Military shoppers have chance at $10,000 grand prize

Posted  February 13, 2015

A $10,000 grand prize is up for grabs in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest “Because of You” contest. And, for authorized shoppers, entering is as easy as visiting www.shopmyexchange.com. With the Spend Free Spree contest, military shoppers have a chance to win a $10,000 Exchange gift card, or a $2,000 gift card…

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Edwards says ‘good bye’ to WWII pilot

Posted  February 13, 2015

Friends and family said 'good bye' to Women's Air Force Service Pilot, Flora Belle Smith Reece at her memorial service Feb. 7.

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Air Force medicine: A vision for future

Posted  February 13, 2015

The United States Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control. These are almost identical (but in different terms) to the missions the U.S. Air Force had in 1947. But we now do these missions in three domains: Air, Space and…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 13, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Last year, long longtime partners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married.  For years they pointed out that their relationship didn’t need to be solemnized in a ceremony.  Yet once married they made the following statements: “It does feel different. It…

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Announcements – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 President’s Day Holiday Hours All 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: brunch, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner, 4:30-7 p.m.; midnight meal, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: Open seven days a week,…

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News Briefs February 6, 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

Med Group renovations The 412th Medical Group is working to improve the appearance of the Family Health Clinic’s patient check-in counter. There will be a renovation project spanning over a two-week period from Feb. 17 to 27. During that time, all FHC patients will be asked to check in at the TRICARE Operations and Patient…

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Department of Defense recently announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States will…

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