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  • Aero Club receives five-star rating

    The Edwards Aero Club recently received their third consecutive five-star rating from the Air Force Services Agency in San Antonio. The Agency looks at five areas of the base's programs including operations, programs, personnel training, facilities and customer service. To receive the five-star rating, the Aero Club had to excel in each area, said
  • Desert High boys basketball wins CIF title

    For the first time in Desert High School history, the boy's basketball team has taken the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Title for Division 5A. The DHS basketball team finished their season with a 23-3 record, making them High Desert League co-champions with Rosamond High School. "Winning a title like this takes good
  • F-35 JSF avionics test bed arrives at Edwards

    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program's Cooperative Avionics Test Bed aircraft landed here March 1 to perform equipment fit checks and verify the operation of Edwards facilities built specifically for the CATB. The CATB is a Boeing 737-300 specially modified to perform mission systems testing for the F-35 program. "It is a six-year program that
  • Global Hawk Block-20 arrives for 18-month testing

    Edwards welcomed the first production RQ-4 Block-20 Global Hawk from U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., on March 1 to begin 18 months of testing here. The Block-20 is the first of a new series of Global Hawks including Blocks 30 and 40. "It is an exciting day for the Air Force, the Northrop Grumman team and all the folks who have brought
  • Free sign language class available for Edwards members

    The 95th Mission Support Squadron is offering a sign language program to Team Edwards. Sponsored by the civilian personnel flight, the American Sign Language program is designed to open one's mind to deaf culture and to promote deaf awareness. "The American Sign Language class is about bringing people together who want to open their minds and
  • Edwards 'transforms' into blockbuster movie set

    It was "more than meets the eye" when a film crew arrived here Feb. 28 to shoot additional scenes for the upcoming "Transformers" movie. The film crew had previously filmed several scenes at Edwards in September 2006. Based on the mid-'80s animated television program, the live-action movie follows a race of robots with the capability to morph into
  • 411th FTS tests F-22A Raptor, SDB integration

    The 411th Flight Test Squadron began integration testing of the F-22A Raptor and the GBU-39/B Small-Diameter Bomb here in February. The weapon is a low-cost, stand-off, next generation precision strike weapon, capable of flying autonomously. The bomb is guided by an inertial navigation system with global positioning system updates, said Jeff
  • AFMC commander attends AV Board of Trade; discusses AF future

    Air Force Materiel Command's top officer visited the Antelope Valley in California to share his views on a variety of subjects with the local community, including AFMC's 'One Materiel Command' concept and the Global War on Terror. Gen. Bruce Carlson, AFMC commander, spoke to about 700 people who attended the Antelope Valley Board of Trade Outlook
  • Conference prepares reservists to embrace program changes

    Edwards' Individual Mobilization Augmentee Program Update Conference was held here Feb. 23 and Saturday to inform reservists of upcoming changes to the Reserve and keep them abreast of duty requirements. The event was attended by more than 50 reservists assigned to various organizations at Edwards. The conference focused on the Program Budget
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