Edwards AFB


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide



Welcome to Edwards Air Force Base! Whether you are here for a short visit or a being assigned for a tour of duty, we hope that your stay is enjoyable. Edwards is where tomorrow’s Air Force is tested, and all of us who live and work here are extremely proud


412TH TEST WING The 412th Test Wing plans, conducts and analyzes test missions and reports on flight and ground testing of aircraft, weapons systems, software, components, modeling and simulation for the U.S. Air Force. There are three core components for this mission — engineering, maintenance and flight operations. The Engineering

412th Test Wing Groups

AIR FORCE PLANT 42 PRODUCTION FLIGHT TEST INSTALLATION 661-272-6713 Air Force Plant 42 is a government-owned, contractor-operated industrial plant with proximity to both the concentration of aerospace industry in Los Angeles, California, and the high-speed corridors and resources located on Edwards Air Force Base. Air Force Plant 42 is a

Tenants and Select Units (Not Inclusive)

31ST TEST AND EVALUATION SQUADRON 190 S. Wolfe Ave. 661-277-2366 or DSN 527-2366 The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, established in 1917, is an Air Combat Command unit at Edwards Air Force Base. The Desert Pirates and Detachment 1, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group are the sole ACC organizations at


Emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergencies, call: Emergency Control Center 105 E. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2860 661-277-3340 or DSN 527-3340 From a landline base telephone, emergencies can be reported by calling 911. If using a cellphone, dialing 911 is not recommended, as the call will be relayed to the locatio

On Base

Air Force Flight Test Museum 405 S. Rosamond Blvd. 661-277-8050 Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum features exhibits, displays and videos depicting the history of Edwards AFB and of flight test at Edwards, including aircraft static displays, models, biographies and aviation memorabilia. The museum also


THE NATURAL SETTING The northwestern Mojave Desert is a dry wilderness home to coyotes and jack rabbits, greasewood-creosote bush and Joshua trees; it is a harsh land of stunning contrasts. Until the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in 1876, the desert was populated mostly by occasional prospectors seeking elusive mineral wealth.

Natural and Man-Made Disaster Preparedness

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 510 N. Rosamond Blvd., Bldg. 4965 661-277-4433 Types of Emergencies Found in Our Area Earthquakes are the most common natural disaster to occur in Antelope Valley due to our proximity to two major fault lines; however, they are not our only threats of disaster. Other types of potential

Caring for The Environment

EDWARDS WILDLIFE With 481 square miles of mostly undisturbed desert, Edwards AFB is home to more than 470 native animal species. Most residents are likely to come into contact with wild animals at some point during their time at Edwards. In most cases, this contact is harmless and can be

Antelope Valley & Local Area

The Antelope Valley is a grand expanse of blue skies and sunshine radiating in every direction over Edwards Air Force Base. To the south and west are majestic mountains and to the north and east, the undulating and seemingly endlessness of the Mojave Desert. Today, the Antelope Valley ha

Southern California & Beyond

CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF TOURISM P.O. Box 1499 Sacramento, CA 95812-1499 877-225-4367 or 916-444-4429 www.visitcalifornia.com From Edwards, all of California is a drive from your doorstep. The California office of tourism can provide a wealth of information regarding the myriad activities and outdoor recreation offered by the Golden State. BAKERSFIELD


F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

By Christopher Ball, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs / Published August 25, 2016 EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The F-35 Integrated Test Force here recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge. Historically,

USU Alumnus Named Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year

Story by Sarah Marshall on 06/21/2017 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) alumnus Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Philip Flatau recently earned the prestigious Malcom C. Grow Air Force Level Flight Surgeon of the Year award for 2016, recognizing his outstanding achievements in providing exceptional aeromedical support. The award

Travis Airmen, couple, graduate college with honors

Story by SSgt Nicole Leidholm on 06/13/2017 TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. Kevin and Debbie Edwards always had a dream of higher education, and that dream finally came true when they walked the stage at Brandman University in Sacramento with Bachelors of Art degrees in business administration June 3. Kevi
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