Face coverings at the MPF, CAC/DEERS, ID cards, Commissary, BX and Shopette are mandatory!  All Civilian, Active Duty members and dependents are reminded to avoid visiting the Commissary, Base Exchange, Bldg 3000 and the Pharmacy on Wednesdays. Retirees are also being seen on Wednesdays at the CAC/DEERS office by appointment only.  Please call 661-277-4281 option 3, to make an appointment. Retirees may also utilize base facilities on Sundays.
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Welcome to the Public Affairs home page

Public Affairs provides trusted counsel to leadership, builds and sustains the public trust, enhances Airman morale, and supports global influence and deterrence in support of the 412th Test Wing and the Air Force Test Center.

The 412th Test Wing Public Affairs Office is responsible for the dissemination of information to both internal and external audiences. The office is comprised of the following sections: audio-visual and test support, digital engagement and innovation, graphics, operations and plans and community engagement. These sections work together to disseminate information about Edwards and advise leadership on the use of these to tell the installation and wing’s story.

Media Relations

Members of the media should be referred to, and contact, the Public Affairs Office Media Relations Branch at 412TW.PA.mediarelations@us.af.mil to ensure proper assistance. If you are approached by a member of any media outlet, please refer them to the Public Affairs Office.

For more information, call (661) 277-6082.

Graphics

The Graphics Branch provides page design and layout services and mission support print services for the Air Force Test Center, the 412th Test Wing and tenant commands.

They may be contacted via e-mail at 412.tw.pa.graphics@us.af.mil.

For more information on Graphics services, call (661) 277-2783.

Multimedia / Media Fusion

Base multimedia services provide photography, video and audio support for a variety of base-level projects and events including flight & ground test documentation, ceremonies, awards presentations, and group photos. They also provide studio, portrait and official photos as well as all Alert photography.

In addition to these services, the base multimedia team is also responsible for providing Aerial photography and video support for the Air Force Test Center, 412th Test Wing and any associate units.

To request base multimedia services, call customer service at (661) 277-4710.

Internal Communication/BASE NEWS

Community members may suggest base events and happenings for coverage and submit news articles and items of interest through their Unit Public Affairs Representative or by contacting the PA Operations staff via e-mail at s531732@us.af.mil.

For more information, call (661) 277-4764.

Broadcast / Social Media

Straight Talk Line (commonly called Rumor Control) is available by calling (661) 277-2345. This service is managed by the Public Affairs Office Broadcast and Social Media Branch and provides facts concerning rumors or incidents happening on base and within the Air Force.

For more information, call (661) 277-8836.

Find and follow us at:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EdwardsAirForceBase
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EdwardsAFB
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/EdwardsAirForceBase

Tours

Thousands of people visit Edwards Air Force Base each year because of the variety of missions that may be found here. Touring Edwards may be an excellent educational tool for groups interested in learning more about the United States Air Force. We welcome you to take a glimpse of life behind the gates.

Our upcoming 2020 schedule of tours is completely booked. Please check back as we update this page for 2021.

The 412 Test Wing Public Affairs Office conducts large group and educational tours throughout the year. These free tours require reservations and fill up many months in advance – sometimes up to a year. The tours include the Air Force Flight Test Museum and a windshield tour of the main base and some of the flight line areas under the following guidelines;

  • Groups must have at least 10 attendees and are limited to no more than 40.
  • Tours are scheduled Tuesday - Friday during normal business hours (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.). No tours will be offered on the weekends or holidays.
  • Tour requests must be submitted at least 30 days in advance, but no earlier than 90 days.
  • Tour planning will begin no earlier than 30 days from a request date, and only one tour per calendar week will be approved.
  • All guests must be high school age or older. A special pass is required for all non DoD ID card holders.
  • Please notify us if any tour guests are not U.S. citizens.
  • Groups are responsible for their own transportation to Edwards AFB and making all other arrangements outside the formal tour (e.g. if tour includes a lunch stop).
  • A maximum of 1 bus per tour.
  • Please make Public Affairs aware of any tour guests who are officers in the grade of O-6 or above as well as any distinguished persons, award winners, POWs, etc., who will be accompanying your tour.
  • All tours are subject to change or cancelation based on mission/operational requirements.

Scouts Embarkation

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops on base promote character, social skill development, citizenship training, sportsmanship, physical and mental fitness, and pride in a growing mind and body for boys and girls in first through 12th grade.

Scouting organizations may contact the Public Affairs Office Civic Outreach Branch via e-mail at s531636@us.af.mil.