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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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Honorary commanders receive orders for ‘Deployedistan’

Posted  November 13, 2015

Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders geared up for a simulated 179-day deployment to "Deployedistan" in a fast-paced deployment processing orientation tour Nov. 6. The group arrived just before noon, and by 3:30 p.m., they were being loaded on a C-17 and issued "deployment" dog tags.

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Touched by suicide

Posted  November 13, 2015

So I thought I knew who was touched by suicide. I thought it was friends and family, co-workers, supervisory chain and those things that I think make sense; but I have learned it can be broader and lasting. I was touched by suicide a few years ago. Not family, not friend, not in the chain of…

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News Briefs – November 13, 2015

Posted  November 13, 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 20, 2015

Posted  November 20, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 26 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; Midnight Meal, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: Open seven…

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Sports

Desert High sports

Posted  November 20, 2015

The Desert High School Scorpions football and girls volleyball teams are making their way through the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Playoffs. The girls volleyball team (25-2) defeated Gladstone High School from Covina, Calif,, 3-0, Nov. 17. They will now take on Summit High School (22-3) from Fontana at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, Nov….

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