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Planes, aviation legends, highlight 70th anniversary Planes, aviation legends, highlight 70th anniversary
The celebration began with aviation legends on a stage and ended with Ferraris on a ramp. Edwards held its 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight event Oct. 13-14. Famed test pilots, retired Brig. Generals Chuck Yeager and Robert Cardenas, were on hand for the celebration that honored their achievement Oct. 14, 1947. That’s when Cardenas’ B-29
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The newly renovated Starbucks also received a new oven to serve hot food. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Starbucks is back!
After being closed for more than two months, your Edwards Starbucks opened its doors again. A ceremonial ribbon cutting before a line of anxious patrons signified the grand reopening Nov. 17. The popular spot underwent an extensive renovation with the installation of new flooring, furniture and décor. The baristas also have an additional espresso
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Default Air Force Logo Base leaders get insight into corporate world
The 412th Force Support Squadron hosted an Executive Transition Assistance Program seminar for senior leaders Nov. 6-9 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. While the 412th FSS regularly conducts week-long TAP courses for separating military members, E-TAP is a rare opportunity for executive-level personnel, both military and civilian, to
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Sierra Nevada Corp’s Dream Chaser lands on Edwards Air Force Base in California. The spacecraft went through preparations for flight at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center.

Credits: NASA / Carla Thomas Dream Chaser achieves successful free flight at NASA Armstrong
Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser spacecraft underwent a successful free-flight test on November 11, 2017 at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The test verified and validated the performance of the Dream Chaser in the critical final approach and landing phase of flight, meeting expected models for a future return from
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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members
It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of Edwards AFB’s 308,000 acres resemble the same landscape deployed servicemembers find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Edwards’ austere environment provides the perfect place for Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians to practice their craft. The 812th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD Flight welcomed
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Serving the troops again Serving the troops again
Edwards servicemembers can once again enjoy a quality meal at the Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility. Following an eight-month renovation project, the DFAC reopened its doors Oct. 27. New seating areas and booths sit upon new carpet in the dining area while the kitchen and serving areas received new floors. Workers also expanded storage area in the
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From left: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Senior Airman Braedon Firkus, 812th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection, with the 412th TW Airman of the Quarter award, along with Chief Master Sgt. Donald Cook, 412th Medical Group chief. The wing held its third quarter awards ceremony at the base theater Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad White) What is a high performer, Alex?
Answers in the form of questions highlighted the “Jeopardy” themed 412th Test Wing Third Quarter Awards ceremony held in the base theater Nov. 14. Each quarterly winner came on stage to receive their award from Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and pick an Air Force category followed by a question. Additionally, the general
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Wanted: Volunteer income tax preparers Wanted: Volunteer tax preparers
The Edwards AFB Tax Center needs volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season. Each year, the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming tax season officially starts early February and ends around April 15, 2018. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
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Take command with TRICARE changes Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage
On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
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A B-2 Spirit bomber sits in the Benefield Anechoic Facility Nov. 28, 2016, preparing to undergo environmental control systems checks. The Air Force released photos this week of the stealth bomber’s first time in the BAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner) BAF team readying for stealth bomber testing
Last November, a B-2 Spirit entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time. Photos released by the Air Force this week show the stealth bomber being backed into the BAF to undergo environmental control systems checks. According to staff members, the BAF team spent a year preparing for and installing new equipment for the B-2’s maiden
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