• Base students return to school Aug. 20

    Edwards Air Force Base school students return to the classroom Aug. 20. Base leaders want to remind Team Edwards to obey posted speed limits and watch out for children walking to and from school. Traffic enforcement measures will be increased for this school year to include speed indicator signs and increased patrolling by the 412th Security Forces
  • School Age Annex reopens after seven-month renovation

    Children at Edwards Air Force Base have a newly renovated place to spend quality time before and after school. Team Edwards celebrated the reopening of the School Age Annex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 15. Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, took hold of the oversized ceremonial scissors and cut the red ribbon alongside
  • Wing exercise focuses on full spectrum readiness

    The Air Force wants Airmen to be war-ready. That’s why from Aug. 7-9, approximately 80 Airmen prepared to go to war in Test Wing Readiness Exercise 18-03. While many Edwards Airmen are not strangers to deploying, this exercise focused on full spectrum combat readiness, according to exercise planners, which is a theme in the 2018 National Defense
  • This week in Edwards history

    On Aug. 16, 1970, a Lockheed C-5A completed an unrefueled flight of 20 hours and 29 minutes. The lengthy flight, which began and ended at Edwards, covered much of the perimeter of the continental United States.
  • Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act, with 2.6 percent pay raise for troops

    President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act -- which provides for a 2.6 percent pay raise for troops, the highest increase in nine years -- as well as a 3.4 percent increase for basic allowance for subsistence and a 2.9 percent increase for basic allowance for housing. Trump signed the NDAA Aug. 13 at Fort Drum, New York, surrounded by troops from the 10th Mountain Division.
  • Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract

    Today the Air Force has awarded a contract not to exceed $480,000,000 to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to begin designing a second hypersonic weapon prototype.
  • August is National Breast-feeding Month

    What saves the lives of babies born too early and reduces missed work and saves money? Breast-feeding.  Breast milk is the ultimate infant food. It’s conveniently packaged, organic and always the right temperature from the tap. Plus, it comes with an added benefit — mom snuggles. Breast-feeding has been proven to reduce the number of infectious
  • Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski will retire from the Air Force following 40 years of service in September. As only the third female to attain the rank of 4-star general in the history of the Air Force, Pawlikowski’s career was marked by extraordinary achievements across the science and engineering domains. This article highlights a number of AFMC accomplishments during Pawlikowski's tenure and concludes with a brief look at her career highlights.
  • This week in Edwards history

    On Aug. 6, 1980, a B-1 Combined Test Force crew completed an 11-hour sortie in B-1 No. 4. This was the longest nonstop flight ever logged by a B-1 Lancer.
  • 412th OG chasing options for test support with Alpha Jet

    When a test aircraft takes to the sky, on many occasions it is accompanied by a chase airplane. The chase plane can provide safety support by giving visual feedback, serve as a flying target, and document the test sortie through photography and video taken by an additional crewmember. Testing new systems on almost every aircraft type in the Air

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