Desert Wings 2015 Rates

Base newspaper for Edwards AFB

Published every Friday

Mission: The 95th Air Base Wing is the host wing for Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. — the 2nd largest base in the Air Force. The wing oversees base day-to-day operations and provides support for over 10,000 military, federal civilian and contract personnel assigned to a 470 square mile installation. The Air Force Flight Test Center conducts research and flight test operations on all Air Force aircraft.

Dryden Flight Research Center: Conducts research and flight test operations for NASA’s aircraft and space vehicles.

AF Research Laboratory: Conducts research and test operations of Air Force and NASA propulsion systems.


  • Total: 10,808
  • Military: 2,014
  • Civilians: 7,996
  • Dependants: 1,958


  • Total: $560 million

Contracts: Approx. $574 million

Total Economic Impact in CA: $1.8 billion

Housing units: Edwards AFB, approximately 2,000

Major tenants: Edwards AFB: Air Force Flight Test Center, 412th Test Wing, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, AF Test Pilot School, NASA, Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing, Northrop, Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems, JT3, EDO, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell International, Symbionics, TYBRIN Corporation, General Electric Corporation.

Substantial interaction with other bases, services: Edwards AFB interacts with Wright Patterson AFB, OH as part of AF Materiel Command. AF Research Laboratory at Edwards is under AFRL Command, Wright Patterson AFB.

Major facilities on base: Edwards AFB has Commissary, BX

Extended education facilities on base (Edwards AFB): Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Webster University, Cerro Coso Community College.

Zip codes within market area: 93523 93560 93552 93524 93501 93561 93534 93505 93543 93535 93550 93553 93536 93551


  • Updated daily
  • Searchable
  • Includes PDF of the print edition

Related links: Edwards Air Force Base

Download a copy of the Wings 2015 Rates.

Color Charges: (per insertion)

  • Spot Color: Please add $3.00 per column inch, per color
  • Process Color: Please add $9.00 per column inch

Pre-printed Flyer Insertion Rates:

  • Single Sheet (8.5x 11 inches) $40 per thousand
  • 4-8 tabloid pages $42 per thousand
  • 12-24 tabloid pages $46 per thousand
  • 28+ tabloid pages $52 per thousand

Max size is 10×13 inches. 2,000 minimum run, $85 min charge
Shipping address: 456 E. Ave. K-4, Ste 8, Lancaster, CA 93535
All inserts must be received by Mon., 3pm, week of insertion

Mechanical Requirements:

Page size: 6 columns x 13 inches – Image area 10.25″ x 13″ tall
1 column: 1.5625″ 2 columns: 3.325″ 3 columns: 5.00″
4 columns: 6.75″ 5 columns: 8.50″ 6 columns: 10.25″

Electronic File Requirements:

Please submit files as a pdf, 300dpi as CMYK, no 4/c black


Published every Friday. Distributed to military and contractor personnel on Edwards Air Force Base, including on-base housing units, offices and high traffic locations. An additional 2,600 copies are distributed off base in communities surrounding Edwards AFB. Available online at 10,000 copies weekly.

Advertising Deadline: Tuesday noon for that Friday’s publication.


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Web ad pricing is per client, per site, per week.
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  • Full Banner (468 x 60 pixels) – $50
  • Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels) – $75
  • Square (250 x 250 pixels) – $75
  • Half Banner (234 x 60 pixels) – $40
  • Medium Rectangle (300 x 250 pixels) – $65


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