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C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

In the midst of all the test missions here in the High Desert, Edwards is also home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Actually, it's a split school house.

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AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

The Air Force’s top two leaders justified their service’s funding proposal in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during an Air Force posture hearing Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C.

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public.

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Base gym hosts star-studded basketball event

The Rosburg Fitness Center recently hosted a two-day All-Star Basketball Showcase Feb. 17 and 18, which included players from multiple squadrons and units currently playing in the intramural basketball season.

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Pave Hawk team gives test at Edwards a shot

The Gun Harmonizing Range is one of the base's many unique test assets and landmarks that always causes flightline drivers to do a double-take due to its Aztec pyramid-looking shape.


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AFFT Museum acquires ‘up-lifting’ aircraft

Posted  January 30, 2015

Preserving the history of flight test is what the Air Force Flight Test Museum is devoted to here at Edwards.

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Love is in bloom with fresh flowers for your Valentine at the Edwards Exchange

Posted  January 30, 2015

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the Edwards Exchange is helping love blossom with fresh floral bouquets available for pickup in the Main Store and Express. Fresh flowers, including roses, will arrive Feb. 12 for Valentine’s Day weekend. “Picking up a fresh bouquet for someone special is as simple as visiting the Exchange,” said General Manager Charles…

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USAF Marathon to increase price in February

Posted  January 30, 2015

If you’re planning on running in the Air Force Marathon this September, time is running out to take advantage of current pricing. The Marathon staff notes that prices will increase on Feb. 2. “We traditionally experience a huge surge in registrations prior to a price increase,” said Robert Aguiar, marathon director. “This year, we’ve added…

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F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

Posted  January 30, 2015

Four-year-old Steve Rainey sat on the hood of his father's car at a local airshow watching the small airplanes and helicopters at the airport. When the Thunderbirds in their F-100s sped by, Rainey fell off the car, looked up at the sky and thought, "I've got to do that."

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The Commanders Jazz Ensemble swinging into Lancaster

Posted  January 30, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier The Commanders Jazz Ensemble plays during a concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., April 27, 2014. The ensemble is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, the only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies….

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Don’t be a ‘no show’

Posted  January 30, 2015

The 412th Medical Group is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of you and your family by providing access to its services and the best possible medical care. No shows are a costly problem for the 412th MDG and the patients served. In order to provide the appointments needed for Edwards patients, the medical groups…

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Spaatz Avenue to close

Posted  January 30, 2015

Beginning Feb. 3 and running through Feb. 24, Spaatz Avenue will be closed at Kincheloe Ave. to support drainage system improvements in that area. Traffic, particularly housing residents accustomed to accessing the Commissary and BX through that intersection, will be required to detour using Fitz-Gerald Blvd. or Payne Ave. Detours will be posted. People should obey…

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TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act

Posted  January 30, 2015

With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, TRICARE beneficiaries may have questions about how it would affect them. The ACA and TRICARE are very different, governed by two different pieces of legislation so changes in one have no effect on the other. The intent of the Affordable Care Act,…

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AFMC promotes awareness of heart attack warning signs

Posted  January 30, 2015

February is American Heart Month. The National Institutes of Health reports that more than one million people in the United States have a heart attack each year. Of the people who die from heart attacks, about half die within an hour of their first symptoms and before they reach the hospital. When a heart attack…

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Scorpions to show their love of robotics on Valentine’s Day

Posted  January 30, 2015

This Valentine's Day, love is in the air. That is, love of robotics.

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