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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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President nominates Schaefer for second star

President Donald Trump nominated Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for promotion to the rank of major general.

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State Dept. specialists travel to Edwards for passport fair

To show their support for the military, passport specialists from the Department of State drove up the freeway from Los Angeles to conduct a passport fair for the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community Feb. 6, 2018.

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Edwards F-35 testers nominated for prestigious aviation award

The National Aeronautic Association named the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as one of nine organizations nominated for the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The NAA announced all nominees in a press release Feb. 5.

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From the ground, SPORT provides eyes for testers in the sky

In a dark room at Ridley Mission Control, where computer screens and monitors provide the only light, air traffic controllers track and maintain constant communication with Edwards pilots and other air traffic control facilities, which plays a crucial role in the test mission.


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AF addresses pilot shortage

Posted  March 31, 2017

Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on the pilot shortage before the House Armed Services subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017.

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Spouses get inside look at emergency operations

Posted  March 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, gives opening remarks to 40 military spouses at the Crisis Action Team building March 27, 2017. The training event gave spouses an inside look at emergency operations. With periodic exercises and experiences from real-world events, Edwards Airmen and civilian responders are…

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A-10 West Heritage Flight Team returns to the skies

Posted  March 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron and a part of the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team, and a P-38 Lightning fly in formation during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 26, 2017. The A-10…

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Road closures in Palmdale for AV Vets4Veterans Half Marathon

Posted  March 31, 2017

The following roads will be closed April 1, 2017, in Palmdale, Calif., to facilitate the Antelope Valley Vets4Veterans half marathon. 15th West — Complete closure between Rancho & Ave O-8 from 4-11 a.m.  Avenue O8 — Complete closure between 15th West & 10th West from 4-11 a.m.  10th West, expect delays between Ave O-8 &…

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Rugger shares love of sport

Posted  March 31, 2017

When young Cameron Freeman came home from school with a black eye and told his mother it happened playing rugby, she wanted to know who ‘Rugby’ was and how to call his parents.

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