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Children and adults enjoy the first "snow" of the holiday season Dec. 6, 2006, during the Edwards holiday tree-lighting ceremony. People were treated to a field of artificial snow, holiday carolers and an appearance by Santa Claus during the evening. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) High desert holiday

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Default Air Force Logo Operation 'Touch our Warriors' brings cheer to deployed Airmen
Bringing joy to loved ones far from home, Operation "Touch our Warriors" and Team Edwards pulled together to collect donations to make care packages for our deployed troops at the Edwards Base Exchange and Commissary Nov. 21 and 22.Operation "Touch our Warriors" is determined to ensure all deployed troops that they are not forgotten while deployed.
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The maintainers from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing pull an RQ-4A Global Hawk Block-10 from a Beale Air Force Base, Calif., hangar as part of the operational assessment's maintenance operation. The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Detachment 5, based at Edwards, led the operational testing of the Global Hawk that concluded Nov. 17, 2006. (Photo by Jerome Perkins) AFOTEC, Det. 5 leads conclusion of first Global Hawk operational testing
The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5 Global Hawk Test Team concluded the first-ever operational flight test of the RQ-4A Global Hawk Block-10 Unmanned Air System Nov. 17.The operational testing, which validates the developmental test work done on the Block 10 production system and Advanced Concept Technology
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Members of the the Edwards community perform a clean-up drive at St. Joseph's Manor yard recently. (Photo by Senior Airman Carrie Ogburn) Edwards' community volunteers time at St. Joseph's Manor
The Edwards Top 3, along with the base community, recently volunteered at St. Joseph's Manor in Littlerock, Calif., to help set up refuge prior to opening.The St. Joseph's Manor, an independently living program, is a facility that houses 27 women and 64 children who come out of foster care with no place to go said Master Sgt. Schuyler Griswold,
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A C-17 Globemaster III takes off from Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Sept. 23, 2006, while performing take-off and landing testing on semi-prepared runways. The first of four test phases was conducted at Fort Hunter Liggett to validate the ability of the aircraft to bring a large force into a wet or dry dirt airfield without making runway condition corrections. (Photo by Bobbi Zapka) Dirt runway testing increases C-17 safety, agility
In an effort to expand the capability of the C-17 Globemaster III, engineers and pilots are testing the aircraft in extreme runway conditions to eventually write the book for dirt runways during dry, wet, and muddy runway conditions.About 40 people from the C-17 Integrated Test Force are in the midst of a four-phase test program to determine the
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Default Air Force Logo Historic unit reactivated to support F-35 Joint Strike Fighter operation
The Air Force Flight Test Center resurrected a historic squadron to become the first unit to support the Joint Strike Fighter Oct. 27 here.The reactivation ceremony for the 461st Flight Test Squadron was held in the JSF Integrated Test Force facilities with a full-scale model of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as a backdrop. As he assumed command of
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Margueritte Hughes Killen, former Women's Airforce Service Pilot, observes the cockpit while on board a KC-135 Stratotanker. The 445th Flight Test Squadron invited Ms. Killen to fly with them during a sortee here Oct. 13, 2006.  (Photo by Airman Stacy Garcia) Edwards honors WASP through flight
In honor of the Air Force's 60th Anniversary, Edwards gave one of the first Women Airforce Service Pilots the opportunity to once again fly with the service.Members of the 445th Flight Test Squadron here invited Margueritte Hughes Killen, former WASP member, to board a KC-135 Stratotanker and fly over Edwards Oct. 13. Members of the 445th FLTS were
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Test parachutists from the 418th Flight Test Squadron perform jumps to test a new parachute system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. (Courtesy photo) Jumpers test new F-35 JSF parachute system
Test parachutists from the 418th Flight Test Squadron recently performed 10 jumps to test a new parachute system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.The jumpers donned the IGQ type 6000 parachute and jumped from a Twin Otter aircraft to make sure the canopy performs to manufacturer's specification. "The test parachutists performed specific maneuvers
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Retired Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez speaks to Team Edwards during the National Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon at Club Muroc, Sept. 28, 2006. General Marquez provided his insights on the importance of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month  (Photo by Airman Stacy Garcia) General Marquez discusses Hispanic importance, heritage
Guest speaker, retired Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month with Team Edwards in a luncheon at Club Muroc on Sept. 28.The luncheon was to celebrate the various independence days of Latin American countries. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrate their independence day Oct. 15, while Mexico's
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Army Capt. Jodi Sangster, base veterinarian, examines an Edwards resident's cat here. Captain Sangster's main job is to provide examinations for the 95th Security Forces Squadron's working dogs.  (Courtesy photo) Base vet provides special care for No.1 patients
It's a role she says she thoroughly enjoys, but there is still more to her job than just caring for the needs of the base residents' pets.For Army Capt. Jodi Sangster, the job as base veterinarian requires her to balance three different responsibilities for the base -- each with a different description and each with different level of importance in
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