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Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal can serve as a†reminder to California residents that the state is prone to earthquakes. With that said, Edwards Emergency Management is encouraging base personnel and residents to be prepared for emergencies. “I think it’s important for everyone to start preparing today. Get a kit, make a plan and be…

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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Edwards showcases local talent

Raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month involves a variety of events and activities, and this month, Family Advocacy and the 412th Medical Group Booster Club decided to do something different


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Events

Hispanic Heritage Month begins with food, fellowship

Posted  September 26, 2014

The Hispanic Heritage Month committee kicked things off Sept. 17 with food tasting, dancing and a salsa contest at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The food served was all homemade, representing different Hispanic and Latin American countries.

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Edwards, local AFSA chapter honors POW/MIA servicemembers

Posted  September 26, 2014

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed the third Friday in September each year and this year's annual event was hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 at Edwards Sept. 19.

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Pearblossom Highway (SR-138) pavement rehabilitation, pedestrian upgrade project

Posted  September 26, 2014

PALMDALE, Calif. – The California Department of Transportation will repave SR-138 daily Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. between 165th Street East and Avenue S. Work will take place at (Llano) 165th Street East to Longview Road, (Sun Village) 116th Street East to 96th Street East and (Littlerock) 77th Street East to Avenue S….

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Health & Safety

‘Big Shaker’ encourages earthquake preparedness

Posted  September 26, 2014

The world's largest mobile earthquake simulator was shaking things up in the Base Exchange parking lot Sept. 23.

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  September 26, 2014

- What if you were sick and couldn’t come to work?  Would you have a friend who could bring you a meal?  Now which one would truly meet your needs: the meal or the friend?  Author Randy Alcorn says it this way, “without your friend, there would be no meal; but even without a meal,…

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Edwards AFSA celebrate AF birthday with local vets

Posted  September 26, 2014

The William J. "Pete" Knight Veterans Home was filled with the unmistakable smell of barbecue Sept. 18, as Edwards Air Force Sergeants Association members prepared for an Air Force birthday party.

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Enlisted combat dining out

Posted  September 26, 2014

The Enlisted Combat Dining Out is Oct. 10 in Hangar 1600. Check-in time is 5:30 p.m, and the event runs 6-9 p.m. All enlisted Edwards Air Force Base members are welcome to attend, and may bring guests. Any past or present Combat Uniform is authorized, however, no PT uniform is authorized. If you have your…

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Team Shadow’s hard work, dedication, keeps Edwards aircraft in the air

Posted  September 26, 2014

Like their counterparts across the Air Force, aircraft maintainers at Edwards Air Force Base play a critical role in ensuring successful flight test missions.

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Youth Center presents ‘A Day for Kids’

Posted  September 26, 2014

The Edwards AFB Youth Center celebrated the younger generation Sept. 19 with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Day for Kids event.

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Announcements – September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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