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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Edwards first responders show support for fallen K-9 officer

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department and 412th Security Forces Squadron joined first responders from across the state to honor a fallen K-9 officer from the California City Police Department Sept. 19., 2016.

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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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Commander talks past, present, future at civilian call

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took center stage at the Base Theater to discuss issues -- past, present and future -- during a civilian call Sept. 6.

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Edwards’ personnel get a tour of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, Emory Motorsports

“Fantastic!” and “Incredible!” -- Just a few of the words used to describe Jay Leno’s collection of priceless cars and motorcycles by members of the 412th Operations Support Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Edwards civilian helps protect neighbors against fire

Posted  September 3, 2016

Even while fires are raging all over California, and the smoke from some impacts Edwards Air Force Base, it may seem that the base is insulated from extreme fire danger due to the surrounding desert.      

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NASA test flights examine effect of atmospheric turbulence on sonic booms

Posted  August 31, 2016

NASA has concluded a series of flights designed to study the way sonic booms travel through the atmosphere.

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Desert Medics get new commander

Posted  August 31, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Col. Norman West poses for a photograph with his wife, Michelle, and one of his daughters, Allie, following a change of command ceremony held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Aug. 26, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. West takes over the 412th Medical Group from Col….

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AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs

Posted  August 29, 2016

Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29. The program expands the eligibility pool from career-enlisted aviators to all Air Force specialty codes with…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

Posted  August 29, 2016

As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.

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