• Local Eagle Scout Blazing Trails

    Now is a great time to dust off your mountain bike or hiking boots and take advantage of the roughly 30 miles of mapped, single and double-track trails on Edwards Air Force Base. The trails have existed here for many years but recently, thanks to the efforts of 14 year old Eagle Scout William Fann, marked and mapped out for base personnel to enjoy
  • Police Week 2021 honors fallen Defenders, police officers

    The 412th Security Forces Squadron observed National Police Week May 10-14 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • AAPI Heritage Month: late astronaut’s legacy continues to reach for the stars

    The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month committee hosted the Stars ‘n’ S’mores “star party” at Edwards Air Force Base, California, May 7.
  • 412 MDG Pauses to Celebrate Nurses and Med Techs

    The COVID-19 pandemic shinned a bright light on the medical field in 2020 and highlighted just how crucial medical personnel are to our society. None was truer at Edwards Air Force Base when the ever-busy 412th Medical Group administered an astounding 213,027 COVID vaccines to Edwards AFB personnel, beneficiaries, and at the Detroit Metropolitan area on deployment while supporting FEMA’s COVID operations.
  • B-21 Flight Test aircraft build progresses while B-21 Combined Test Force takes shape

    Gen. Timothy Ray, the Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Forces Strategic-Air, U.S. Strategic Command, visited several organizations across the bomber test enterprise to receive first-hand updates on the progress of the B-21 program during a visit to Edwards Air Force Base and Plant 42, in California, May 5-6.
  • AF Plant 42 Supports Earth Day

    More than 40 civilian Airmen from Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 at Palmdale, California, participated in an environmental cleanup at the plant during a base-wide sponsored event that coincided with Earth Day, April 22.
  • DoD, Coast Guard Civilians Can Shop In Store at the Edwards AFB Exchange Starting May 1

    After a change in Department of Defense policy, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is opening its doors to DoD and Coast Guard civilian employees at Edwards AFB, starting May 1. The DoD announced the policy change April 29. Access to ShopMyExchange.com will start later this year.
  • 412th TW integrates with 2nd BW

    United States Air Force Test Pilot School students from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, visited Barksdale to study the B-52H Stratofortress. The USAF TPS is where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators and engineers learn how to conduct flight tests and generate the data needed to carry out test missions.
  • EAFB Civ/Mil Donates for ALS Upgrades

    The Edwards Air Force Base Civilian/Military Support Group announced at their monthly board meeting on April 8 that the organization has made a donation of funds towards the first phase of upgrades at the Edwards AFB Airman Leadership School.
  • DoDEA Launches Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program

    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is launching a new program aimed at expanding eligibility for dependents of active-duty members of the armed forces to register for the DoDEA Virtual High School (DVHS). The Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program, which will begin in school year 2021-22, was authorized as part of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, providing expansion of eligibility for DVHS to stateside active-duty military dependents in grades 9-12 who are currently ineligible for the DVHS.
  • Avoiding Burnout

    The COVID-19 pandemic may make you feel like you’re just waiting – life on hold – feeling frustrated that there’s no end in sight. Pandemic fatigue is a very real feeling of exhaustion as a result of COVID-19’s impact on our lives – from financial stress, to loneliness, to the fears of getting sick. All of these play into the fatigue many of us are feeling and how we are reacting as a result. Continual exposure to this unrelenting stress can cause us to burnout.
  • Reserve Airman makes history with innovative Project FoX/F-35 development

    For the first time ever, Air Force personnel livestreamed F-35 data directly from the aircraft’s mission systems computers to a connected computer tablet during a ground test March 31, 2021, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The event was a milestone for the Fighter Optimization eXperiment (FoX), a project that seeks to rapidly integrate advanced software and hardware technologies to maximize the F-35’s lethality and survivability, while creating an agile development test tool and fielded combat multiplier for all DoD aircraft.
  • TEST Kids: AFTC Salutes the Military Child

    Military children are constantly being tested as to how flexible they can be while supporting their parents. They move every few years, have to make new friends, and try to keep up with their favorite activities that may not be at the next duty station. Seven Air Force Test Center children here at Edwards Air Force Base, California, took some time to discuss what it means to be a military child.
  • Edwards AFB schools reopen for in-person learning

    School bells rang and students clamored into their classrooms for the first time in about a year when schools reopened for in-person learning at Edwards Air Force Base, California, April 12.
  • Installed Engine Test Facility thrusts Edwards legacy into the future

    The skies above the Aerospace Valley has seen some of the most iconic aircraft in aviation history. However before they etch their place history books, these aircraft undergo weeks of ground tests. These ground tests are conducted in numerous locations in or near the flight line at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Ground tests provide engineers with vital information from a number specialized facilities. One such facility on Edwards is the Installed Engine Test Facility Horizontal Thrust Stand.
  • Edwards AFB 412 TW Income Tax Filing Reminder

    Don’t Forget to File your Taxes! The due date for filing your taxes is fast approaching! Please see the following information regarding when taxes are due, and filing assistance for military members! Federal Due date extended to May 17, 2021.
  • First-ever Space Test Fundamentals class visits STAR Delta (P)

    Students from the inaugural U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Space Test Fundamentals course, Class 21-1, visited Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado recently. The STF course curriculum included a two-week tour of Schriever AFB; Buckley AFB, Colorado; U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado; Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, before a final capstone project that tied the whole course together and validated the desired learning objectives.
  • U.S. Air Force Rolls Out New Mission Statement

    PENTAGON, Virginia – The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere. This change emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities that Airpower provides to the nation and joint operations. The ability to fight and win with Airpower is key to facing emerging competitors and near-peer adversaries, according to service leaders.
  • 412th Test Wing conducts weapon separation test for Korean F-16 Update Program

    An F-16 assigned to the 416th Flight Test Squadron flies into position over the Precision Impact
  • Test Pilot school graduates first Space Test Fundamentals class

    The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduated the first-ever Space Test Fundamentals class April 6, 2021, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, the U.S. Space Force chief of space operations, was on-hand to give the graduation address.