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Civilian takes top honor at Airman Leadership School

Edwards Air Force Base in California’s High Desert is well-known for its firsts; first flights of aircraft, first time breaking the sound barrier, first shuttle landing site, and the list goes on.

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Planes, aviation legends, highlight 70th anniversary

Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held its 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight event Oct. 13-14. Famed test pilots, retired Brig. Generals Chuck Yeager and Robert Cardenas, were on hand for the celebration that honored their achievement Oct. 14, 1947.

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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What is a high performer, Alex?

Answers in the form of questions highlighted the “Jeopardy” themed 412th Test Wing Third Quarter Awards ceremony held at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Base Theater Nov. 14, 2017.

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CE completes work without grounding Rocket Lab operations

Realizing the criticality of Air Force Research Laboratory’s Rocket Propulsion Division’s mission at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron Infrastructure Flight and Heavy Repair Flight teamed up to replace two obsolete cooling towers and one 40-ton condensing unit.


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412th MXG recognizes 2016 maintenance pros of the year

Posted  February 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Left to right:: Col. Stephen Grotjohn, 412th Maintenance Group commander, presents the 2016 Weapons Load Crew of the Year Award to Senior Airman Billy Webb and Senior Airman Michael Meyer along with wing weapons manager, Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Carling Feb. 6, 2017, in Hangar 1600. The 412th Maintenance…

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Top performers honored at 412th TW Annual Awards

Posted  February 10, 2017

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., hosted its annual awards banquet at Hangar 1600 Feb. 3, 2017, where accolades and hardware were handed out to the wing's top performing individuals and teams.

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Dorm 2424 reopened after renovations, modern upgrades

Posted  February 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A ribbon cutting was held Feb. 8, 2017, to signify the completion of Dormitory 2424 after extensive renovations and upgrades. The official ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Dormitory 2424 took place Feb. 8, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to signify the completion of its major renovation….

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 7

Posted  February 8, 2017

On this look around the Air Force theU-2 surpasses the 30,000 flight-hour barrier, this month’s edition of Airman magazine covers the Joint Communications Support Element, and the USO is looking for service member of the year nominees.

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JSF pilot ensemble designed to keep out CB agents

Posted  February 6, 2017

After several tests over the past six months to contaminate and decontaminate an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with simulated chemical and biological agents, the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has now moved forward to testing a suit ensemble designed to protect the pilot from those threats.

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