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Default Air Force Logo Edwards captain wins MEO award
An Edwards captain received the Air Force Materiel Command 2006 Outstanding Military Equal Opportunity Individual Award recently. Capt. Hector Morua, Edwards Military Equal Opportunity chief, won the award for the period of October 2005 to September 2006. "I was shocked," Captain Morua said. "Competition at the MAJCOM level is stiff." Captain Morua
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2007
Alex Barcelona, (on the ladder) and Benjamin Cerrillo, both from the 95th Civil Engineer and Transportation Directorate, repair a broken water line in a temporary living facility Wednesday. The water pipe broke during extra-cold temperatures in the area last week. As of Tuesday, civil engineers received more than 306 calls about frozen pipes, flooding or structural damage. (Photo by Gerald Boetsch)
Cold weather 'freezes' base, causes maintenance issues
Throughout the past week, the Edwards community, along with the Antelope Valley, has experienced the coldest period in 16 years. With these cold temperatures, base emergency services personnel received more than 306 calls as of Tuesday, with complaints varying from frozen pipes and flooding or structural damage to fire alarm and suppression
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YAL-1A, a modified Boeing 747-400F known as the Airborne Laser, lands on Runway 22 here in its return to the Air Force Flight Test Center in December after undergoing modifications at Boeing's facilities in Wichita, Kan. Since the aircraft's return, the Airborne Laser began a long-term test phase that includes the test firing of the aircraft's low-power lasers in flight for the first time. (Courtesy photo) Airborne Laser returns for more testing
YAL-1A, a modified Boeing 747-400F known as the Airborne Laser, made its return journey to the Air Force Flight Test Center in December after undergoing modifications at Boeing's facilities in Wichita, Kan.The modifications on the aircraft include the installation of the beam control and fire control solid-state illuminators, as well as the
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A stack of computers wait for delivery to the Muroc Joint Unified School District on Dec. 15, 2006, as part of the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service's Department of Defense Computers for Learning program. (Photo by Mike Cassidy) Edwards donates computers to base schools
During the holiday season Edwards donated 79 computers to the Muroc Joint Unified School District schools. This is part of the Department of Defense Computers for Learning program -- a program that Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service does to the excess or old computers. "As the (95th) Communications Group refreshes computers, we take the
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2007
Members of the 95th Air Base Wing observe the effects of not wearing seatbelts during a rollover situation. The second annual 95th ABW Safety Day on Jan. 10, 2007, focused on providing safety information to wing personnel through interactive demonstrations. (Photo by Mike Cassidy) 95th Air Base Wing conducts safety day
As personnel came back to work from a holiday vacation, the 95th Air Base Wing conducted their 2nd Annual Safety Day at the building 3000 parking lot here Monday. Airmen and civilian personnel participated in various interactive safety demonstrations conducted by the Edwards fire department, California Highway Patrol and 95th ABW safety office. The
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Edwards sees 22 to 35 percent increase in BAH
Military members residing in the local community will see an increase of at least 22-percent in their housing allowance in today's paycheck.The Air Force average for Basic Allowance for Housing was 3.5 percent, but housing costs in some areas on both the East and West coasts, along with Hawaii, have the highest BAH rates. The Edwards' BAH increase
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A B-2 Spirit, flanked by two F-22 Raptors, flies over the main parade route during the opening ceremonies of the 118th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1. The aircraft are all from the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Participating in the Rose Parade is one of the events helping highlight the Air Force's 60th anniversary in September. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Sandy Burr) Edwards B-2, F-22 soar over 118th Rose Parade

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A B-52 Stratofortress takes off Dec. 15, 2006, from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on a flight-test mission using a blend of synthetic fuel and JP-8 in all eight engines. This is the first time a "Buff" has flown using a synfuel-blend as the only fuel on board. In September, the Air Force successfully flew a B-52 with two-engines using the synfuel-blend. The B-52 test flights at Edwards are the initial steps in the Air Force process to test and certify a synthetic blend of fuel for its aviation fleet. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric M. Grill) AFFTC commander pilots first eight-engine alternative fuel flight
For the first time in 36 years, the Air Force Flight Test Center commander at Edwards piloted a milestone flight as part of a test program here Friday. A seasoned B-52 test pilot, Maj. Gen. Curtis Bedke took the opportunity to pilot a B-52 on its first flight running all eight engines on a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuel blend. "As a test pilot with
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Space Shuttle Discovery sits at the end of the runway here after its safe landing Aug. 9. The shuttle returned from a 14-day mission in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jet Fabara) Edwards ready, on standby for shuttle return
Commanders say Edwards Air Force Base is ready to support NASA should the Space Shuttle Discovery land here Friday.Discovery, which launched into space Dec. 9, is scheduled to land Friday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with Edwards and White Sands, NM, as the alternate landing sites if the weather in Florida will not allow for its safe
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A B-52 Stratofortress accelerates down the runway Dec. 15, 2006, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during take-off for a flight-test mission using a blend of synthetic fuel and JP-8 in all eight engines. This is the first time a "Buff" has flown using a synfuel-blend as the only fuel on board.  In September, the Air Force successfully flew a B-52 with two-engines using the synfuel-blend. The B-52 test flights at Edwards are the initial steps in the Air Force process to test and certify a synthetic blend of fuel for its aviation fleet.  (Photo by Jet Fabara) B-52 flight uses synthetic fuel in all eight engines
A B-52 Stratofortress took off today on a flight-test mission using a blend of synthetic fuel and JP-8 in all eight engines. This is the first time a "Buff" has flown using a synfuel-blend as the only fuel on board. In September, the Air Force successfully flew a B-52 with two-engines using the synfuel-blend. "The B-52 test flights at Edwards Air
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