• Snake sightings common in Mojave Desert, on base

    Snakes are not an uncommon sight around Edwards. They have been in the Mojave Desert for thousands of years and they will still be here as the Air Force Flight Test Center performs its mission for years to come. Recently, some Edwards residents have spotted these cold-blooded serpents in the housing areas and on main base. Although these sightings
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  • 'Five For Fighting' to headline Edwards Air Force Ball

    The modern rock band "Five For Fighting" is scheduled to perform during the Edwards Air Force Ball on Sept. 21. The band is known for the songs "Superman," "Hundred Years" and "Riddle."Edwards Air Force Ball will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force. The theme for the event is "Zero to Sixty and Still Accelerating," said Lt. Col. John
  • Edwards children take trip to 'sandbox' with KUDOS

    With more and more Airmen deploying from Edwards, another mock deployment arrived for Edwards' youth as they participated in "Operation KUDOS," at the Oasis Community Center here Saturday. Operation KUDOS, or Kids Understanding Deployment Operations, educates youth on what their parents experience while deployed. "By educating our children, we are
  • Propulsion flight hires first employee from Co-Op program

    The 412th Maintenance Squadron's propulsion flight recently hired their first employee through a Co-Operative Education program organized between Antelope Valley College and Edwards. Michael Cermack, an aircraft engine mechanic with the 412th MXS , heard about the Co-Op program while attending class for the college's airframe and powerplant
  • EM hosts Pollution Prevention Week

    Environmental Management workers will collect household hazardous waste, electronics waste and universal waste Sept. 22 as Edwards celebrates Pollution Prevention Week Environmental Management is encouraging all Edwards residents and workers to take the next step in preventing pollution by making a conscious, concerted effort to reduce, reuse and
  • Kern County SWAT trains at Edwards

    The weather was muggy with the temperature reaching about 95 degrees. The whole neighborhood was empty. Six heavily-armed men were cautiously trying to blend with the neighborhood's silence. Only the crackling of the leaves adds to the near-stealth operation. As the men reached their destination, one of the men stated their business. No one
  • AFMC executive director discusses challenges

    Air Force Materiel Command's top civilian leader discussed several challenges facing the Air Force, including the increasing costs of personnel, and military health care, during a speech to the International Test and Evaluation Association Antelope Valley chapter's monthly meeting Wednesday. Mrs. Barbara Westgate, AFMC executive director, was the

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