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Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Salutes & Awards

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.

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Local

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.

Air Force photograph by Brad White Salutes & Awards

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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Army photograph by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted  November 23, 2016

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez
Defense

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

Posted  November 23, 2016

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.

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Air Force

Goldfein discusses changing face of war

Posted  November 23, 2016

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

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Army photograph by David Vergun
Local

Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted  November 23, 2016

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Nov. 22

Posted  November 23, 2016

On this look around the Air Force Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico has been selected to be the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons, the secretary of defense got a close look at special operations Airmen at work, and the Air Force has concluded an F-16 crash investigation

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