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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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President nominates Schaefer for second star

President Donald Trump nominated Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for promotion to the rank of major general.

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State Dept. specialists travel to Edwards for passport fair

To show their support for the military, passport specialists from the Department of State drove up the freeway from Los Angeles to conduct a passport fair for the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community Feb. 6, 2018.

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Edwards F-35 testers nominated for prestigious aviation award

The National Aeronautic Association named the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as one of nine organizations nominated for the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The NAA announced all nominees in a press release Feb. 5.

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From the ground, SPORT provides eyes for testers in the sky

In a dark room at Ridley Mission Control, where computer screens and monitors provide the only light, air traffic controllers track and maintain constant communication with Edwards pilots and other air traffic control facilities, which plays a crucial role in the test mission.


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F-35 fires first airborne shots successfully

Posted  November 6, 2015

F-35A tail number AF-2 became the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to fire the four-barrel GAU-22/A 25mm Gun system while in flight Oct. 30.

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Choosing to live

Posted  November 6, 2015

I have worked for the federal government for 13 years and in each and every one of those years, I have been through suicide awareness and prevention training. I have completed the Resiliency Training Assistant course, and I have even taught resiliency at Wingman Days. I know the toolsets to help and have a set…

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News Briefs – November 6, 2015

Posted  November 6, 2015

Combat Dining Out The 2015 412th Test Wing Combat Dining-Out, sponsored by the Edwards Top 3, is Nov. 21 in Hanger 1870. Obstacle course entry will be at 5 p.m. with the social beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dress for military and civilian is combat-related uniform; any combination is fine and can be creative. If using…

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Announcements – November 13, 2015

Posted  November 13, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Tops in Blue Nov. 14, 7 p.m. at the Base Theater. Join Tops in Blue, as they perform “Freedom’s Song,” a celebration of the freedom we enjoy as Americans. This year’s tour features the exciting sounds of the top of the charts along with popular American…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 13, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community The late Chuck Colson was known as President Nixon’s “hatchet man” and served time in prison for his failures. He is now better known for his work with prison ministry and worldview thinking. He used to ask four “ultimate” or “worldview”…

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