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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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Edwards receives kudos from AFMC IG following CUI

Posted  January 25, 2013

The 412th Test Wing and base tenants excelled during this recent Consolidated Unit Inspection, which lasted from Jan. 7 to 22. This was the first major inspection just months after Air Force Materiel Command’s major reorganization, with kudos of congratulations and a job well done from the AFMC Inspector General. The January inspection involved all…

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AFMC outlines near-term budgetary guidance

Posted  January 25, 2013

The budgetary uncertainties currently facing the Department of Defense, combined with a projected $1.8 billion shortfall in Air Force funding for overseas contingency operations, require prudent steps to mitigate budget execution risks, according to Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander. “Based on guidance received last week from Headquarters Air Force, my intent is…

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Safety tips for winter fires

Posted  January 25, 2013

More fires occur during the winter months than at any other time. Fortunately, taking simple precautions can prevent most fires. Follow the safety tips below to help ensure your safety

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Thank you and best wishes

Posted  January 25, 2013

Fellow Airmen, This week I will retire from active duty after more than 30 years of service. Before I do that, I want to express my sincere appreciation for all you do one more time. Today’s Air Force is an incredible institution. The amazing things you get done every day are a testament to the…

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418th FLTS prepares to test India’s first C-17 at Edwards

Posted  January 25, 2013

With Boeing's completion of the Indian Air Force's first C-17 heavy-lift aircraft in early January 2013, the 418th Flight Test Squadron became the first squadron to fly India's newest acquisition in order to begin testing it at Edwards.

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New vision and mission to guide AFMC

Posted  January 25, 2013

New vision and mission statements are at the foundation of a new command strategy designed to ensure Air Force Materiel Command continues to deliver preeminent support to the war fighter. The command’s vision is “one team, delivering capabilities to fly, fight and win …today and tomorrow.” AFMC will strive to attain that vision by accomplishing…

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Cerro Coso Community College new hours

Posted  January 25, 2013

Cerro Coso Community College has new on-base office hours to better serve you! The office is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-noon, Fridays. For more information, contact the new campus manager Kristin Hanle at the office, or call (661) 258-8644.  

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Well-Baby Doctor visits: Why they’re ‘SO’ important

Posted  January 25, 2013

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. Wellness visits start two days after discharge from the hospital and should continue on the following…

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Edwards firefighters support Mutual Aid Agreement, assist in confined space rescue

Posted  January 25, 2013

Edwards firefighters teamed up with the Kern County Fire Department Jan. 17 when they were dispatched to Mojave, Calif., in support of a confined space rescue for a man trapped inside a railcar.

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Tax Center opens Feb. 4

Posted  January 25, 2013

The Tax Center offers free tax preparation and services for active duty service members, retirees, eligible dependents, and reservists on active duty orders. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns by both the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board.

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