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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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Salutes & Awards

April enlisted promotions

Posted  May 9, 2014

Seventeen Airmen pinned on their next ranks during the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony. Congratulations to all promotees! To airman Cameron Joseph Fuller, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron To senior airman Estefania Gonzalez, 412th Comptroller Squadron Justin Lawrence Parenteau, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Christian Joel Arocho Babilonia, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron David Henin Rios Arauz, 412 Operations…

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Local

Memorial service for Lee Travis

Posted  May 9, 2014

It is with many heavy hearts that the 416th Flight Test Squadron has to announce the passing of Lee Travis. Travis was well known and well-loved in the aviation community here at Edwards AFB. Marion “Lee” Travis was employed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and worked supporting F-16 flight test for more than 25 years….

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Veterans

Team Edwards hosts appreciation day for retirees

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The honorable John Oglesby (right), judge for the Superior Court of Kern County in California, speaks with Technician Fifth Grade Army of the United States (ret.) Charles Collings during the 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day May 3 at the Oasis Community Center. Collings was part of the Aleutian Islands Campaign…

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Local

‘Captain America: Divide and Conquer’ available at Edwards Exchange

Posted  May 9, 2014

Once again, the United States must rely on patriotic super hero Captain America and his allies to save the country from impending doom in the latest military – exclusive comic book from Marvel, available for free at the Edwards AFB Exchange. Written by William Harms with art by Tom Grummett, “Divide and Conquer” is the 17th military-exclusive…

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 9, 2014

When fear grips our very soul, we are most susceptible to taking things into our own hands (manipulation, control, demanding attitude, etc).  Why is that?  Perhaps we believe that when we control others and/or things, we have gained some sense of control over the uncontrollable.  But the best solution to fear is trust, and it…

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Local

Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  May 9, 2014

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at their local…

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Renowned NASA research pilot William H. Dana dies

Posted  May 9, 2014

One of the nation’s most respected aerospace pioneers has passed away. Distinguished research pilot and aeronautical engineer William Harvey Dana died on May 6, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

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Health & Safety

Get in shape for National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Posted  May 9, 2014

The 412th Medical Group is teaming up with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports,†and Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we encourage you to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer,…

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Health & Safety

Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted  May 9, 2014

In the event of a medical crisis, sometimes it’s hard to determine if you should go to the emergency department or an urgent care center. You can help make emergency care as efficient and effective as possible by knowing how to distinguish an emergency from urgent and routine health concerns. Is it an Emergency? The…

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Lightning strikes over California skies

Posted  May 9, 2014

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. soars through the sky over the California desert April 29. The F-35 is a 5th generation multi-role fighter capable of dominating combat air-space with radar-evading stealth and supersonic speed.   A U.S. Air Force…

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