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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.

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Air Force

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.

Air Force photograph by Sheila deVera Air Force

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.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Sports

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.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Local

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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Edwards AFB Exchange to open at 4 a.m. on ‘Black Friday’

Posted  November 16, 2012

Military shoppers can come early and gobble up the savings as the Edwards AFB Exchange will open its doors at 4 a.m., Nov. 23 for “Black Friday” sales. “From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving,” said the Exchange’s General Manger Mike Wiles. “The day after is the unofficial holiday season for many Exchange shoppers. The…

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Three simple questions

Posted  November 16, 2012

Approximately 16 years ago, I was lucky enough to serve as the wing executive officer at MacDill Air Force Base under then Brig. Gen. John Becker, who later retired as a major general. Becker was a dedicated, professional, charismatic leader and mentor who had an enduring impact on his young and impressionable exec (that would…

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19 stories of heroism highlighted in ‘Veterans in Blue’

Posted  November 16, 2012

“Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived,” said Gen. George S. Patton. For decades Airmen have answered the call to serve and protect the nation’s interests, its people and the cherished freedoms that underpin it all, risking their lives for…

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted  November 16, 2012

The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave. The maximum carryover ceiling is 240 hours for stateside employees, 360 hours for overseas employees, and 720…

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Operation Homefront presents early Thanksgiving gift for Team Edwards military families

Posted  November 16, 2012

November is commonly associated with a month of being thankful and showing one’s gratitude, so for active duty service members and their families at Edwards, Operation Homefront-California showed their appreciation for our military members by donating more than 200 gift bags with the help of the First Sergeants Association and Lockheed Martin Nov. 7 at…

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Volunteer groups raise funds while helping troops wrap up the perfect present

Posted  November 16, 2012

Community groups can raise funds while spreading holiday cheer as the Edwards AFB Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “In order to make the holidays a little easier, the Exchange partners with local groups to ensure gifts can be wrapped up before they…

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412th CE tears down last of old TLFs

Posted  November 16, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Workers from the 412th Civil Engineering Division tore down the last of the old Temporary Lodging Facilities Nov. 7. The buildings were first constructed in 1953. The last of the old buildings were located beyond the end of 14th Street off of Bailey Avenue.

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Holiday Hours

Posted  November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Day -Nov. 22 All 412th FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7a.m.-sunset (office and Sandbagger Grill are closed) Club Muroc: Thanksgiving Feast only, noon-2 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. Family Down Day – Nov. 23 FSS facilities that will be…

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Salutes & Awards

The big 4 – 0

Posted  November 16, 2012

  From left: Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Jimmie Templeton with his 40 Years of Government Service Certificate during the test wing’s third quarter award ceremony Nov. 9 as Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Hughes, 412th Operations Group looks on. Templeton is the Base Software License Manager with the 412th Communications…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2012

Posted  November 16, 2012

Combined Protestant service The Protestant Chapel Community will hold a combined service Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel 2 Sanctuary. Commissary closure The Edwards Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. All hours through the rest of the weekend will remain the same. December Training Day change The December training day for…

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