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Budget key to amplifying mission in year ahead

As Team Edwards pushes through the end of 2017 and leans forward into 2018, I am energized and excited for the challenges that lie ahead. In the coming year, we will be expanding missions and capabilities to stay ahead of our adversaries, who continue to advance their own weapon systems at a rapid pace.

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Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

Army photograph by Sgt. Nikayla Shodeen Local

USAF F35’s train at the National Training Center

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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Orange Flag evaluates teamwork, interoperability across services

It takes a team to get things done. Last month, personnel from Edwards Air Force Base, along with Navy and Marine teammates, came together for a coordinated, multi-service flight test event known as Orange Flag.

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Honorary Commanders get glimpse of electronic warfare

A group of community leaders and their guests visited Edwards Air Force Base in California recently to get a feel for the mission of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group Nov. 17, 2017.


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Events

Children get taste of Native American culture at Native American Heritage Month kickoff

Posted  November 6, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Each child attending the Native American Heritage Month kickoff event at the base library Nov. 1 created their own personal dream catchers with the help of parents, volunteers and library personnel. The 412th Test Wing and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., partnered to…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 6

Posted  November 6, 2017

On this look around the Air Force Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein speaks at the 2017 Thanks USA Supporting our Troops Gala, and the Air Force continues to support recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Local

Recruiting efforts pay off in form of young, bright engineers

Posted  November 3, 2017

Each year, the 412th Test Engineering Group sends recruitment teams as far away as Georgia in search of young talent to pave the way for the future of flight test at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. This effort by the group seems to be paying off, with 63 new engineers hired in the past two years.

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Salutes & Awards

The Greatest Generation

Posted  November 3, 2017

A modern bomber pilot and a vintage bomber pilot, along with local veterans gathered for a tour and luncheon honoring 92-year-old Capt. Bob Wood’s accomplishments, Oct. 28. 2017.

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Sports

Desert Scorpions represent at cross country meet

Posted  November 3, 2017

Courtesy photograph Members of the Desert Junior-Senior High School Cross Country Team pose for a photo at the 3rd Annual Rebel Invitational Cross Country Meet held in Bakersfield, California, Oct. 28. Pictured from left to right: assistant coach Phil Garretson, Dylan Cook, Caleb Schaefer, Summer Weisberger, Jade Christensen, Ryan White, coach Michelle Perry, Ariel Fernandez…

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