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Flying into 2018

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Back in the Saddle readies workforce for busy 2018

Before heading into the year with full force, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce to be safe while conducting its test mission.

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418th FLTS supports NASA in Orion spacecraft parachute test

Air Force photograph by Christopher A. Okula A mockup of an Orion spacecraft is released from a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 15, 2017, over the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Airmen and testers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron joined Army, NASA and contractor personnel to participate in the test of the Orion’s parachute landing…

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Rose Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life

This New Year’s Day, former 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot Maj. Benjamin Meier will be honored at the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., for the gifts of life he gave to several people following the tragedy that took his life in 2015.


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Events

Winterfest wows team Edwards

Posted  December 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Jennifer Correa A holiday tree and 25 tons of man-made snow provide the centerpiece for Winterfest 2017, held at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 1, 2017. Big smiles, snowball fights and screams of delight seemed to be the order of the day as Team Edwards, children and adults alike, enjoyed…

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Local

Holiday greetings

Posted  December 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball LANCASTER, Calif.–Col. Norman West, commander of the 412th Medical Group, and his wife Michelle greet the crowds on Lancaster Boulevard during the Lancaster Christmas Parade Dec. 2, 2017. West was representing the 412th Test Wing and Edwards Air Force Base. Driving the Humvee is Senior Airman Nathan Dunn, an…

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Health & Safety

AFMC encourages sober driving during the holiday season

Posted  December 6, 2017

The holiday season is a time of year for family gatherings, office parties and socializing with friends, but the holiday season is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to buzzed driving. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages is dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired accidents to happen, but…

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Local

USAF F35’s train at the National Training Center

Posted  December 4, 2017

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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Local

Air Force sees a lot in Edwards optometrist

Posted  December 1, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Lt. Col. (Dr.) Richard Baird, an optometrist with the 412th Medical Group, examines a patients’ eyes. Baird was recently selected as both the Air Force Optometrist of the Year as well as the Armed Forces Optometrist of the Year. All eyes were on an officer at Edwards Air Force…

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