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Flying into 2018

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas Local

AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Local

Back in the Saddle readies workforce for busy 2018

Before heading into the year with full force, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce to be safe while conducting its test mission.

Air Force photograph by Christopher A. Okula Local

418th FLTS supports NASA in Orion spacecraft parachute test

Air Force photograph by Christopher A. Okula A mockup of an Orion spacecraft is released from a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 15, 2017, over the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Airmen and testers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron joined Army, NASA and contractor personnel to participate in the test of the Orion’s parachute landing…

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Salutes & Awards

Rose Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life

This New Year’s Day, former 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot Maj. Benjamin Meier will be honored at the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., for the gifts of life he gave to several people following the tragedy that took his life in 2015.


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Local

Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

Posted  November 17, 2017

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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Wanted: Volunteer tax preparers

Posted  November 17, 2017

The Tax Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., needs volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season. Each year, the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming tax season officially starts early February and ends around April 15, 2018. The Volunteer Income…

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Local

Serving the troops again

Posted  November 17, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Josie Green, Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility staff member, serves up a to-go plate to an Airman Nov. 14, 2017. The dining facility reopened after an eight-month renovation project. Service members at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., can once again enjoy a quality meal at the Joshua Tree Inn…

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Salutes & Awards

What is a high performer, Alex?

Posted  November 17, 2017

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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Health & Safety

Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

Posted  November 17, 2017

On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions. Humana Military will manage the…

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