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A C-5 Galaxy taxis across a series of ramps on Rogers Dry Lakebed here Aug. 2, 2006, as part of the C-5's Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program. The dynamic tests are designed to evaluate the structural modes of the aircraft with newer CF6 jet engines installed.  (Photo by Jet Fabara) C-5 Galaxy undergoes dynamic runway testing
As part of the C-5's Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program, the C-5 Galaxy is undergoing dynamic taxi testing to check the structural strength and flexibility of the four-engine modification.The main focus of the testing was the C-5 structure's movement when traveling over rougher surfaces with its new engines and pylons. When the C-5 was
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Civil Air Patrol Airman 1st Class Jessica Waldrop detonates 5 pounds of C-4 explosive at the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Division's range here during Civil Air Patrol Cadet Week July 26 through 29, 2006. (Photo by Civil Air Patrol Maj. Jason Markiewitz) Edwards hosts 2006 National CAP Cadet Week
Edwards hosted the third annual National Civil Air Patrol Cadet Week July 26 to 29 with nearly two dozen CAP cadets and adult members participating in the event.The event highlighted Edwards' mission to the cadets and was brought to life for the cadets with visits to NASA Dryden and Air Force Flight Test Center facilities. "The base really came
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From mommy or daddy's uniform to jelly bean vaccinations and fake orders, the children at Edwards will get to experience and understand deployment operations during "Operation KUDOS", August 19, at the Stripes Lounge.Operation KUDOS -- Kids Understanding Deployment Operations -- is designed for children ages five to 18 to help give them an
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Sebastian Wilson, 7, observes a Mojave Green Rattlesnake during Desert Safety Day at the Base Exchange food court Aug. 2, 2006.   (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) Inaugural event promotes desert safety
Booths, displays and information stations designed to give Team Edwards the summer lowdown on the high desert on how to live, work and play safely in this sometimes hostile environment marked the base's inaugural Desert Safety Day, Wednesday in the Base Exchange food court.Event organizers hope to make this an annual event, holding it near Memorial
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A 65-foot, 72,000-pound booster rocket mock-up exits the cargo bay of a C-17 Globemaster III July 26, 2006. The airdrop was the final test in phase 2B of the Falcon small launch vehicle program, a joint effort between Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force to develop a more flexible and low-cost method of putting a 1,000-pound satellite into low earth orbit. This was the longest and heaviest single item ever dropped from a C-17. (Photo by Steve Zapka) C-17 performs final drop in Falcon SLV test phase
Sometimes, test programs have added benefits on top of the intended goal, as was the case when testers here completed the third and final test in phase 2B of the Falcon Small Launch Vehicle program July 26.The Falcon SLV program is a joint effort between the Air Force, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Airlaunch LLC and other private
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Edwards residents enjoy pool games and two films at the Services-sponsored "Hot Summer Nights" free movie event held at the Sonic Splash Pool on July 15, 2006. Pool-goers watched "Finding Nemo" followed by "Jaws" while casually floating on rafts or lounging poolside.  (Photo by Airman Stacy Garcia) Sonic Splash Pool hosts movie night
The Oasis Community Center held its first-ever free movie night at the Sonic Splash Pool on Saturday.Open Air Cinema, Oasis Community Center and Outdoor Recreation teamed up to help bring the Edwards community together. Pool games like Marco Polo and football for parents started the event. Later that evening, two movies were shown -- "Finding Nemo"
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Default Air Force Logo AF deputy chaplain reflects on life's necessity for spiritual wellness
It was 104 degrees on Sunday morning at Edwards. In a compound between Park Street and Fitzgerald Avenue, there were more than 50 cars parked outside a white building, accented with colorful windows and brown roof. More than 150 people were gathering inside the building. The temperature inside the building was a contrast -- it was about 25 degrees
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Willow Bay (left), journalist, talks with military women and military wives here as part of a documentary for the Lifetime television network Monday.  (Photo by Senior Airman Francesca Carrano) Lifetime 'listens' to Edwards women on career vs. family
More than 30 women gathered over lunch Monday in the Conference Center's Looking Glass Room to share their views on life, love, politics and the world with representatives from the Lifetime television network. As part of a multi-platform initiative, Lifetime is traveling the country a part of a research project designed to get a clear picture of
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Panda Express offered free lunch to 100 family members of deployed personnel during the restaurant's grand opening here July 5, 2006.  (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) Panda Express opens with free food
Panda Express celebrated the opening of its first restaurant in a military installation July 5 at the Oasis Community Center here.Panda Express provided free catered lunch to family members of deployed personnel and donated 100 percent of the day's gross sales to the Teen Center. "Whenever we open a restaurant, we want a celebration," said Tom
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A large hole developed in the casing of a '40s-era bomb after Edwards' Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit detonated a charge on top of it. The sand-filled bomb, manufactured in 1943, was discovered in an undeveloped area east of Lancaster, Calif.  (Photo by Capt. Vince King) After nearly 60 years, EOD helps old bomb explode
Edwards' Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit responded to a remote area east of Lancaster, Calif. after an off-roader reported an unexploded bomb July 7.When the EOD team arrived, they found a heavily-weathered bomb partially buried in the desert. "It was a 500-pound, general purpose bomb, which was probably dropped in the late '40s," said Senior
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