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Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal can serve as a†reminder to California residents that the state is prone to earthquakes. With that said, Edwards Emergency Management is encouraging base personnel and residents to be prepared for emergencies. “I think it’s important for everyone to start preparing today. Get a kit, make a plan and be…

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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Edwards showcases local talent

Raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month involves a variety of events and activities, and this month, Family Advocacy and the 412th Medical Group Booster Club decided to do something different


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‘Workhorse’ becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Posted  June 20, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds Paul Hattendorf, Lockheed Martin test pilot, flies AF-2 over Edwards during an Airframe Loads Envelope Expansion mission June 11. On this test mission, AF-2 reached 1,000 flying hours becoming the first F-35 to do so. AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, became the…

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The Invisible War

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office will have a special screening of the 2012 documentary film “The Invisible War” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 25. The movie will be shown along with a learning lunch and Q&A session. The presentation will be in the new SAPR Center located in Bldg. 3940, 35 N. Wolfe, in…

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TPS celebrates 70 years with commemorative painting

Posted  June 20, 2014

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School will reach its 70th anniversary this August, but the celebration has already begun.

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Shopping Edwards AFB Exchange pays dividends

Posted  June 20, 2014

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Edwards Air Force Base generated a dividend of more than $481,000 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including…

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Is the Air Force in you?

Posted  June 20, 2014

OXON HILL, Md. – When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus. The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. It was part of his address to the…

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LGBT Pride Awareness Month events

Posted  June 20, 2014

Edwards AFB’s LGBT Pride Awareness Month committee invites Team Edwards to celebrate June with inaugural LGBT Pride Month events. Show your pride at the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk June 20 by wearing your favorite bright colors and costumes. Costume judging will begin at 7:10 a.m. with the winner announced at 7:30 a.m. The run will begin…

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Congratulations to graduates of ALS Class 14-E

Posted  June 20, 2014

Congratulations to those future NCOs of Airman Leadership School 14-E who graduated during a ceremony held June 12 at Club Muroc. Senior Airman Justin Fromm, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Andrew Smith, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Erika Bermudez, 302nd Airlift Wing Senior Airman Edward Cendejas, 312th Airlift Squadron Senior Airman…

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Test Pilot School grads to embark on new horizons

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 13B stood proudly in the base theater June 13 as Col. Lars Hoffman, USAF TPS commandant, announced the graduates of the prestigious school.

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In the ‘Baron’ desert

Posted  June 20, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Travis Sutphen, Edwards Aero Club certified flight instructor, steps to the Aero Club’s newest acquisition, a T-42A Baron, tail number N7073X, June 17. The T-42A was picked up from Albuquerque, N.M., June 13. The T-42A is a military version of the Baron 95-B55 for use by the United States…

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Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved ‘Firewall 5s’

Posted  June 20, 2014

LAJES FIELD, Azores -†I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this…

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