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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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Christmas comes early for some Edwards’ children

Posted  December 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Brand new bicycles arrived at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Exchange parking lot Dec. 13, 2016, to be handed out to dozens of children as an early Christmas gift. Volunteers from Northrop Grumman at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., unloaded small, super hero-themed tricycles, boys’…

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Wanted: Volunteer income tax preparers

Posted  December 16, 2016

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Tax Center is looking for 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 April 18, 2017. The Volunteer Income…

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A season of giving

Posted  December 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Airmen at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., line up for some holiday dining and fellowship in the Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center to take part in a holiday meal Tuesday. The holiday meal was organized and presented to the dormitory residents by Edwards Top Three and the…

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TPS Class 16A Test Eagles ready to soar to new heights

Posted  December 12, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner United States Air Force Test Pilot School Class 16A poses in front of the NF-104 display in front of the school house. USAF TPS Class 16A graduated Dec. 9 sending 20 new aviators into the flight test world. Twenty new test pilots, flight test engineers and combat systems officers…

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

Posted  December 9, 2016

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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