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Default Air Force Logo Marijuana use still illegal for DoD members despite Prop 64
California recently passed Proposition 64, The Adult Marijuana Use Act, making recreational use of marijuana legal in the state.
0 12/27
2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Stephanie Proellochs relies on her wheelchair as she heads in to her daily physical therapy session at Walter Reed Medical Center, Nov. 8, 2017. Proellochs received a below-the-knee amputation in September 2017 to treat a malignant tumor that had metastasized and spread. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Luis) Every journey begins with a single step – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 1)
This started as a story about an Airman fighting cancer, overcoming the odds, and returning to active duty. Unfortunately, stories about cancer are rarely so simple, and just when the finish line is in site, new challenges can present themselves. Such is the case for Maj. Stephanie Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer, who after a year of treatment and the amputation of her left foot, thought she was cancer-free in November.
0 12/27
2017
Senior Airman Annarose Schoonmaker is the 412th Test Wing Warrior of the Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong) 412th Test Wing Warrior of the Week
Member: Senior Airman Annarose Schoonmaker Unit: 412th Security Forces Squadron Job Title: Unit Trainer Career Goal: To pursue excellence in all capacities of life and help other in theirs. Congratulations to Senior Airman Annarose Schoonmaker, the 412th Test Wing’s Warrior of the Week. Schoonmaker is assigned to the 412th Security Forces Squadron
0 12/21
2017
Congressional visit Congressional visit
U.S. Congressman Steve Knight visited Edwards AFB to speak at Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center Dec. 15. The visit was sponsored by the local Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328. The event was open to all Airmen so that they could ask Knight quality-of-life questions concerning Airmen. He answered questions on a variety of
0 12/20
2017
The Orion spacecraft Capsule Parachute Assembly System team pose for a photo before the mockup spacecraft is loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III, Dec. 11, in Yuma, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher A. Okula) 418th FLTS supports NASA in Orion spacecraft parachute test
Airmen and testers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron joined Army, NASA and contractor personnel to participate in an airdrop of a mockup of the Orion spacecraft. The capsule was airdropped from a C-17 Globemaster on loan from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, over the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. NASA is continuing contingency tests of the
0 12/20
2017
Tournament of Roses Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life Rose Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life
The memory of former 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot Maj. Benjamin Meier lives on amongst family and friends. This New Year’s Day, Meier will be honored at the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, for the gifts of life he gave to several people following the tragedy that took his life in 2015. A handmade
0 12/20
2017
An Edwards AFB F-35A Lightning II fires an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile as part of weapons delivery accuracy testing. The 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force completed WDA testing in early December, which concludes a large and important part of F-35 developmental test and evaluation. (Courtesy photo by Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin) F-35 testers wrap up Weapons Delivery Accuracy tests
Testers from the 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) completed a major test milestone bringing the F-35 Lightning II’s full combat capabilities closer to the battlefield. Weapons Delivery Accuracy (WDA) flight tests began in July 2013 and testing wrapped up earlier this month. The WDA portion of the F-35 developmental
0 12/19
2017
On December 23, 1974 the Rockwell International B-1A Lancer made its first flight, from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale and landed at Edwards. The aircraft commander was Rockwell test pilot and retired USAF Colonel Charles Bock, Jr. with USAF pilot and B-1 JTF director Col Emil “Ted” Sturmthal, and flight test engineer Richard Abrams. The 70-minute, 250-mile flight path was within reach of the Rogers Dry Lake runways during which basic flight evaluation was conducted. This week in Edwards history
On Dec. 23, 1974, the Rockwell International B-1A Lancer made its first flight from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, landing at Edwards AFB. The aircraft commander was Rockwell test pilot and retired Air Force Col. Charles Bock, Jr. He was accompanied by Air Force pilot and B-1 Joint Test Force director Col. Emil “Ted” Sturmthal, and
0 12/19
2017
Col. Matthew Higer, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School commandant, hands a candy cane and holiday card to a motorist at Edwards AFB’s North Gate Dec. 18. The colonel teamed up with Airman 1st Class Jerome Holliday, 412th Security Forces Squadron, for the morning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Leadership wishes Team Edwards a happy holidays
Base leadership and supervisors braved the bitter cold and headed out to all three entry gates to greet people with candy canes and holiday cards on their way to work Dec. 18.  Leaders try to do this every year before much of the Edwards workforce take their holiday vacations. The cards expressed a thankful holiday message from the 412th Test Wing
0 12/18
2017
The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted three test sorties March 6 using a quadcopter to inspect a C-17 Globemaster III. Maj. Dan Riley, ET CTF director, and Maj. William Niblack, ET CTF operations officer, piloted the small unmanned aerial system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Team Edwards members win top DOD maintenance award
Members of the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force and the 412th Maintenance Group won the Department of Defense 2017 Maintenance Innovation Challenge People's Choice Award for using small unmanned aircraft systems to conduct exterior maintenance inspections on large aircraft. Top DOD maintenance leaders handed out the
0 12/15
2017
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