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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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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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Road work on Rosamond Blvd. begins Dec. 3

Posted  November 20, 2015

Road repair on Rosamond Boulevard begins Dec. 3 and continues through Jan. 14, 2016. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each way for a stretch of two miles. The speed limit around the construction area will be reduced to 45 mph. Drivers should plan accordingly as this will affect traffic coming on base and leaving the base…

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 20, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Your purpose in life does matter.  So how do you determine purpose?  Think about a stove; what is its purpose? To cook. Who determines that purpose? The designer who wants to meet a need. Questions about human purpose should be answered…

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