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Attractions

Air Force Flight Test Museum, Edwards Air Force Base

Air Force Flight Test Museum
405 S. Rosamond Blvd.
661-277-8050
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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 has a gift shop with a large selection of aircraft desktop models, aviation T-shirts, books and collectibles.

Blackbird Airpark
2503 E. Avenue P
Palmdale, CA 93550
661-274-0884 (weekends only)
Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Blackbird Airpark, an annex of the Air Force Flight Test Museum, has the world’s only display of a Lockheed SR-71A together with its predecessor, the first A-12 (Article 121), along with the once ultra-secret D-21 drone and the only remaining U-2 D model in the world. The airpark is open to the public and is free.

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center
4800 Lilly Drive
661-276-3449
www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has an educational visitor center and gift shop, for those with base access, on-site and several retired research aircraft on display including the forward-swept wing X-29, the HL-10 lifting body, two modified F-8s, the subscale Highly Maneuverable HiMAT remotely piloted aircraft, the first supersonic yaw-vectoring F-15 ACTIVE and the last SR-71 ever flown.

Dining

 

Dining Edwards Air Force Base

Arby’s
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-1078, ext. 301
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Offers fast-food items in the Exchange Food Court.

Burger King

240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-5987
Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Offers breakfast, lunch and dinner fast-food items.

Charley's Grilled Subs logo, Edwards Air Force Base On Base Dining

Charley’s Grilled Subs
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-1078, ext. 302
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Offers fresh and healthy grilled subs in the Exchange Food Court.

Club Muroc, Edwards Air Force Base

Club Muroc

275 Doolittle Parkway
661-277-2830
The dining room is open Monday through Friday.
Breakfast: 6:30 to10 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 to 8 p.m.

Fogleman’s Lounge with table service open 7 days a week: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (9:30 p.m. on Sunday during football season)

Club Muroc is open to everyone at Edwards Air Force Base. It features the Corum Dining room and Fogelman's Lounge for everyday meals. Also for private meetings, functions or events the Alliance ballroom, the Runway room, and two smaller meeting rooms are available. Banquet and catering services are available and reservations may be made by calling or visiting the catering office. Menus are available online at https://edwardsfss.com.

Domino's Pizza, Edwards Air Force Base On Base Dining 

Domino’s Pizza
1100 Kincheloe Ave.
661-258-4907
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Offers pizza delivery, carryout or dine-in.

Joshua Tree Dining Facility
130 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2412
661-275-3662
Breakfast: 5:30 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday
Brunch: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday
Dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Midnight Meal: 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily
The dining facility is open to enlisted military members and those authorized by the installation commander.

Mary’s Place

Bldg. 1600

661-258-5215

Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus as well as daily lunch and dinner specials.

NASA Flightline Eatery

Anthony’s Pizza, Robin Hood
and American Eatery
Bldg. 4825 (adjacent to the NASA Visitor’s Center)
661-276-3191/3639
American Eatery Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Anthony’s Pizza and Robin Hood Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Offers breakfast and lunch menus, salads, sandwiches and pizza.

Panda Express
Bldg. 2500
205 W. Popson Ave.
661-258-0755
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Offers a variety of Asian-inspired cuisine in the Oasis Community Center.

Popeye's, Arby's, Taco Bell, Edwards Air Force Base On Base Dining

Popeye’s
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-1078, ext. 301
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Offers fast-food chicken meals with an assortment of side dishes in the Exchange Food Court.

Sandbagger Grill
111 Crossfield Drive
661-275-SAND (7263)
Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.
Offers breakfast and lunch menus, hot entrees, grilled items, sandwiches and salads at the Muroc Lake Golf Course.

South Base Snack Bar
120 E. Jones Road
661-275-0213
Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Offers a breakfast menu and daily lunch specials, grill items and sandwiches in the Birk Flight Test Facility.

Starbucks, Edwards Air Force Base

Starbucks
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-4510
Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Strike Zone Snack Bar
205 Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg. 5214
661-275-BOWL (2695)
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11:30a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Serves hamburgers, hot dogs, wings, salads, wraps and pizza inside High Desert Lanes Bowling Center.

Subway

Main Base Area
10 Wolfe Ave.
661-258-7623
Hours: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Housing Area
1100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7210
661-258-9856
Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Offers a variety of sandwiches and salads at both locations.

Taco Bell
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-1078, ext. 301
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Offers Mexican fast-food items in the Exchange Food Court.

Education & Training

Education and Training computer console, Edwards Air Force Base

412 FSS/FSDE
140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453
661-277-2713/1462

The Education and Training Center section provides a variety of educational programs offering associate through master’s degrees, educational guidance, counseling services, military tuition assistance, and civilian academic degree and certificate training programs.

Two colleges, Cerro Coso College and Embry-Riddle University, have offices on base and offer classes and degree programs to the Edwards community. American Military University/American Public University will be adding to Edwards’ on-base colleges early next year.

Civilian Training
661-277-6072

The training section provides a variety of services for Edwards’ military and civilian members to obtain mission-related training. The training section is the focal point for the Acquisition Professional Development Program and tracks and report training requirements. The section manages the certification and training for the acquisition coded workforce ensuring established standards for certification, acquisition, leadership and occupational competencies are met. The section also supports the continuous learning programs. The training section develops the Annual Installation Training Plan and publishes the Installation Training Guide. The guide can be found on the Edwards SharePoint at https://cs3.eis.af.mil/sites/24828/default.aspx.

Additionally, the section manages, tracks and reports stats for all ancillary training, mandatory supervisory training and other pop-up training requirements. The section also supports the Air Force civilian development education, leadership training and the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE) training.

The training section staff assists management in assessing needs, creating and maintaining individual development plans, and determining optimum delivery methods to support base training requirements. The section manages Priority 1 and Priority 2 training requirements for the test wing units as well as the Long-Term Full-Time and Academic Degree and Certification Training Part-Time. The LTFT program offers civilian employees opportunities to receive full-time training for 120 days, maintains training to give Edwards a leading edge in technology and encourages maximum development of Edwards employees to keep skills and expertise up-to-date to benefit the Air Force test wing. ADCT-PT is locally developed and is a competitive academic degree program that provides Air Force Test Center and the 412th Test Wing appropriated funds for civilians to have the opportunity to receive tuition support for approved bachelor’s or master’s degrees. The 412th Test Wing Civilian Advisory Board for Career Development approves the ADCT-PT programs.

Formal Training
661-277-1462

The formal training section staff provides oversight for all military mandatory AFSC awarding schools. They coordinate all requests with the command and Air Force Personnel Center, and assist unit training managers with their member’s requests and completion of orders. The program ensures each individual is prepared to meet Air Force mission requirements. Training programs for the total force are developed using the continuum of learning. The section tracks military personnel’s skill-level training requirements and ensures that they complete all mandatory training for promotion. The section tracks and schedules members for TDY to school, and coordinates specialized training requirements needed for members to meet mission changes with Air Force career field managers.

Base Training
661-277-2050

The base training manager ensures programs are in place to manage upgrade, qualifications, in-garrison and ancillary training for military personnel. The Base Training Program and professional military training section staff work with commanders, first sergeants and unit training managers to arrange for military members and eligible civil service employees to attend the NCO Academy, Senior NCO Academy, Air and Space Basic Course, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. Recruiting for on-base seminars in the latter two schools is conducted annually starting in May and June, respectively.

Base training also manages and administers Distance Learning Professional Military Education Course 14/15 and Career Development Course exams. The section also provides status of training reports to the test wing commander and chief, and ensures reports are forwarded to the MAJCOM. The section conducts staff assistance visits to units to ensure they manage the base training program effectively. They conduct quarterly or as-needed training for unit training managers and ensure that any on-the-job training is conducted and documented.

Military Testing
661-277-2713

The military testing section staff administers the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) exams, as well as the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, Air Force Classification Test, Test of Basic Aviation Skills, Defense Language Aptitude Test and Defense Language Aptitude Battery.

Voluntary Education Program
661-277-2713/0056/1462

The Voluntary Education Program supports force development by maintaining a highly educated workforce. The program supports off-duty voluntary education goals for regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve airmen. Voluntary education is comprised of four core functions that are essential in accomplishing the mission and reaching the vision. The program provides academic counseling and testing services as well as professional military education testing, military tuition assistance and program management.

Base Library
5 W. Yeager Blvd., Bldg. 2665
661-275-BOOK (2665)

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and closed federal holidays.

The base library stocks an assortment of learning materials, including books, periodicals, movies on DVD and Blu-ray, books on CD and MP3, and music CDs. The STEM Discovery Center for children K-12 includes a 3-D printer. The online catalog is available from the library's website at http://edwardsfss.com/wordpress/library. Computers with internet access, Wi-Fi, and copy and fax machines are available for public use. The library also offers interlibrary loan services, proctoring services and access to online services such as Language Learning, Overdrive, Universal Class and several databases. The library has a dedicated children's room that houses a collection of children's materials, hosts reading programs and provides services for children up to 12 years of age. The library also maintains an off-site book collection at the Teen Center.

History Office

305 E. Popson Ave., Bldg. 1405
661-277-3871
aftc.ho.mailbox@us.af.mil

The History Office supports the Air Force Test Center mission by producing a substantive periodic history report to cover key test and support mission activities across the developmental test enterprise with supporting documentation. It maintains a collection of historical documents, photographs and test films to answer historical questions and queries from the command staff and interested public. The office writes heritage pamphlets and books covering significant AFTC and 412th Test Wing activities and advises on other projects such as historical exhibits and displays. The History Office also has materials for distribution to educators and educational institutions.

Public Affairs

Public Affairs Office
305 E. Popson Ave., Bldg. 1405
661-277-3510/3511

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 outreach. 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.

Audio-Visual and Test Support
661-277-4710

The audio-visual and test support section is responsible for providing audio-visual support to the installation and documenting developmental tests for the flight test community.

Digital Engagement and Innovation
661-277-3510

The digital engagement and innovation section maintains the Edwards AFB mobile app and provides the latest news and information, as well as historical accounts, about Edwards Air Force Base via social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. The Edwards Base Guide, a must for all newcomers, and specialized video creations are also produced by this office. Additionally, the Edwards Straight Talk Line (661-277-2345) is updated by this office. The section is also responsible for communication innovation and implementing the latest public communication technology across the public affairs team.

Graphics
661-277-2783
412.TW.PA.Graphics@us.af.mil

The graphics section provides page design and layout services and mission support print services for the 412th Test Wing, the Air Force Test Center and tenant units. Check with the graphics shop before you begin your project for superior results in a timely manner.

Operations and Plans
661-277-3510/8707/3824/4764

Media: Media outlets seeking information from personnel or family members at Edwards need to contact the Public Affairs media operations and plans office to ensure proper assistance. Anyone affiliated with the base who is contacted by media should refer them to Public Affairs at 661-277-4803.

This section also coordinates requests from entertainment media, given Edwards’ proximity to Hollywood studios and filmmakers. Edward’s robust history supporting major motion pictures, documentaries, music videos and other projects make it a popular choice of production companies for Air Force-approved projects. Operations and plans also handles media training for commanders or other unit representatives who could be interviewed for print or broadcast.

External and Command Information: The base electronic newspaper, the Desert Wings, also falls under this section’s purview along with managing news stories and other content on the Edward’s AFB public website, www.edwards.af.mil. All Edward AFB’s community members are encouraged to submit items of interest for story coverage in the Desert Wings. Also, burgeoning writers are encouraged to submit news articles through their units or to contact the Desert Wings staff via email at newsroom@edwards.af.mil. The deadline for all submissions to the Desert Wings is Friday one week before the desired publication date. For more information about the external and command information program, call 661-277-4764.

Security and Policy Review: All those at Edwards who plan to provide information to the public involving their work at Edwards, in any form, must have that information or product cleared for release through the base’s security and policy review process. This includes writing a paper or an article, publishing or posting video or photographs, giving a public presentation or otherwise providing information to the public about their job at the base. All papers, articles, presentations, etc., MUST be cleared for release.

Environmental Public Affairs: Many actions taken by the base that could impact the environment have associated documents that require public review and comment. Periodically, public meetings are held to discuss those issues. Additionally, both Edwards and Plant 42 have restoration advisory boards that meet separately twice a year to share environmental cleanup information at each facility with the members of each board and the public. Anyone who has environmental concerns related to Edwards AFB should contact 661-277-8707.

Base Tours and Outreach: Currently there are two types of tours conducted by the outreach section in Public Affairs — general public tours and large group tours. These free tours require reservations, and the general public tours tend to fill up months in advance.

General public tours, for groups of two to 14 people, are conducted once a month, normally on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tours include the Air Force Flight Test Museum and a windshield tour of the main base and some of the flight line areas. For the latest tour date, visit the base’s public website, www.edwards.af.mil. Near the top of the splash page is a box labeled “Tours.” Click on the box and it will take you to the tours information page. Foreign national visitors are allowed, but reservation information must be received at least 30 days in advance to approve base access.

Reservations for general public tours are not accepted less than seven days ahead of the tour date. Large group tours are for groups of at least 15 people. Tour start times and lengths can be tailored to meet the needs of the group. Most large group tours are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Also, if you are interested in being a volunteer base tour guide, please contact us.

For more information or to make a reservation, email 412TW.com-rel@edwards.af.mil or call 661-277-3824/3510.

Parks & Recreation

Aero Club, Edwards Air Force Base Parks and Recreation

 

Aero Club
South Base, 320 Jones Road, Bldg. 320
661-275-AERO (2376)

The Aero Club at Edwards AFB provides services to active-duty, reserve and retired military members; their spouses and dependents; DOD civilian personnel and contractors; and Civil Air Patrol members. The Aero Club offers primary flight training and VA-approved advanced training through the FAA-certificated flight school (141). The club has about 100 members and a modern fleet of seven airplanes — three Cessna 172 S models with Garmin GTN650 GPS, two G1000 Cessna 172 S Glass Cockpit airplanes and two Cessna 182 RGs for travel and complex ratings. The club uses the South Base runway for easy access to clear, blue California skies. Since all club aircraft are registered with the Air Force, they are authorized to land at nearly all U.S. military bases and can be used for temporary duty travel. The club offers a variety of courses such as flying companion seminars for passengers, an FAA-approved Private Pilot Ground School course, practical Garmin G1000 Glass Cockpit introductory classes and instrument currency refresher classes.

The club uses the South Base runway for easy access to clear, blue California skies. Since all club aircraft are registered with the Air Force, they are authorized to land at nearly all U.S. military bases and can be used for temporary duty travel. The club offers a variety of courses such as flying companion seminars for passengers, an FAA-approved Private Pilot Ground School course, practical Garmin G1000 Glass Cockpit introductory classes and instrument currency refresher classes.

Arnold Park outdoor boxing ramada, Edwards Air Force Base Parks and Recreation

Arnold Park

Arnold Park, at the end of Coliseum Drive, features playground equipment, covered picnic areas, a stage and restrooms. The park often hosts community gatherings in the spring and summer months and is available for rent through Outdoor Recreation.

Arts & Crafts Center
200 Methusa Road, Bldg. 2440
661-275-ARTS (2787)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Arts & Crafts maintains an experienced and passionate team of professionals with deep expertise in all phases of design, planning and production. The art team is able to deliver innovative solutions to a variety of client projects offering embroidery, screen printing, framing, laser engraving, etching, dye-sublimation, vinyl cutting, premade gifts and awards. In addition to having a fully functional woodshop, we offer a variety of crafting classes held throughout the year for both adults and children.

Auto Hobby
200 Methusa Road, Bldg. 2440
661-275-AUTO (2886)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, noon to
8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

The Auto Hobby Shop offers equipment, tools, supplies and working space for self-help maintenance and repair of automobiles and other vehicles. More than 10 stalls are available for major and minor auto repairs, as well as all the standard equipment necessary for auto repair work. Long pants are required in the work area, and children are not permitted access for safety reasons. Services offered at the center include brake drum and rotor turning, computerized wheel balancing and air conditioning maintenance. California smog certificate and repair are also available.

BMX Track
Coliseum Drive
661-275-CAMP (2267)

Open to youth and adults, the BMX track next to Arnold Park offers a competitive racetrack with multiple obstacles. All track users are required to wear appropriate safety gear. BMX bikes are available through the equipment loan program at Outdoor Recreation.

Branch Memorial Park
Near the South Gate, off Lancaster Boulevard

Branch Memorial Park features picnic areas, as well as Branch Pond. Branch Pond is open for fishing to individuals with valid base fishing licenses. Primitive camping is available. The park and camping are available for rental through Outdoor Recreation at 661-275-CAMP (2267). There is no potable water at Branch Park.

FamCamp
5217 Lathrop Drive
661-275-CAMP (2267)

FamCamp features 36 full-hookup slots for recreational vehicles, a dayroom with exercise equipment and cable TV, a laundry room, and shower and restroom facilities. Twenty-two overflow slots, without hookups, are also available. Payments for use of the camp are made at FamCamp or Outdoor Recreation. FamCamp is also equipped with Wi-Fi for all fee-paying customers.

Rosburg Fitness and Sports Center man working out, Edwards Air Force Base Parks and Recreation

Rosburg Fitness and Sports Center
210 W. Popson Ave.
661-275-GYM1 (4961)
24/7 access available.
See www.edwardsfss.com for full hours of operation.

The fitness and sports center offers everything you need to get and stay in shape: cardio machines, resistance weights, the “Fitness on Request” aerobics kiosk, intramural sports, two racquetball courts, an outside track, basketball courts and a 6,000-square-foot, high-intensity and free-weight workout facility.

High Desert lanes Bowling Center, Edwards Air Force Base Parks and Recreation

High Desert Lanes Bowling Center

205 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-275-BOWL (2695)
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday,
11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday,
11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

High Desert Lanes Bowling Center is a 20-lane facility equipped with pin spotters and automatic scoring. Programs include glow-in-the-dark bowling, youth and adult leagues, monthly tournament competition, birthday party packages and open bowling. The pro shop offers balls, shoes, and ball measuring and drilling, as well as special orders and bowling instruction for all ages.

Strike Zone Snack Bar

205 Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg. 5214 (inside High Desert Lanes Bowling Center)
661-275-ZONE (9663)
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday,
11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday,
11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The snack bar serves hamburgers, hot dogs, wings, salads, wraps and pizza.

Information, Tickets and Tours

205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500 (inside the Oasis Community Center)
661-275-TRIP (8747)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information, Tickets and Tours provides discounted tickets for attractions in addition to arranging various tours in and around Southern California. Tickets for popular Los Angeles and San Diego area attractions include Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm, SeaWorld and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Discounted tours to Los Angeles area attractions, including live studio audience shows, and shuttles to Las Vegas are also available.

Muroc Lake Golf Course putt, Edwards Air Force Base

Muroc Lake Golf Course

111 Crossfield Drive
661-274-PUTT (7888)

Edwards' Muroc Lake Golf Course offers a championship 185-acre, 18-hole, par-72 golf course. The facility includes a pro shop with the latest equipment, a driving range, and chipping, pitching and putting practice greens. Base intramural league matches, holiday tournaments, monthly tournaments and an active men's golf association are available for interested players. The club is a part of the Southern California Golf Association, which provides handicapping service. Golf lessons are available for men, women and juniors, along with group lessons by appointment. The on-site Sandbagger Grill provides short-order breakfast and lunch.

Oasis Aquatics Center

207 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2501
661-275-SWIM (7946)

The Oasis pool is an indoor, 25-meter pool open throughout the year to all Edwards' personnel and their families and is staffed by qualified lifeguards at all times. The center offers American Red Cross lifeguard classes, water safety instruction, swimming lessons for all levels, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.

The base has two outdoor pools open seasonally. Both the Club Muroc pool, at 275 Doolittle Parkway, and the Sonic Splash pool, at 24 Lathrop Drive, are open Memorial Day through Labor Day. A third outdoor pool, in the Mojave Sky Community Center, is operated by Corvias Military Living and is open to family housing residents.

Oasis Community Center

205 W. Popson Ave., Bldg. 2500
661-275-CNTR (2687)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Oasis Community Center features a variety of leisure-time activities and programs for the base community. The facility offers a game room with billiards, Ping-Pong tables, foosball and video games; lounge areas and separate conference rooms that have the latest audio-video capabilities; and computer access.

Off-Road Vehicle Areas

Edwards has three authorized off-road vehicle areas for base personnel and guests to enjoy recreational activities, two of which allow motorized vehicles. The Desert Wheels Motorcycle Club (www.desertwheelsmc.com) operates ORV Area 1, and you must be a member to ride in that area. ORV Area 3 is limited to mountain biking, hiking and running, while ORV Area 2 is open for all types of activities, including horseback riding. Before using any of the ORV areas, you must take a desert tortoise briefing provided by Environmental Management. Motor vehicle operators must also complete the approved SVIA safety training course. For more information about the ORV areas, please contact Outdoor Recreation at 661-275-2267 or Environmental Management at 661-277-1401.

Outdoor Recreation

1100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7200
661-275-CAMP (2267)

Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of information and outings for those looking for excitement outdoors. Programming includes anything from ocean to mountain, sea kayaking to land sailing, rock climbing to snow skiing. Custom trips such as backwoods nature hikes are also available.

Outdoor Recreation also provides a complete line of rental equipment to include bouncy castles, snow cone machines, tents, sleeping bags, skiing and snowboarding equipment, campers, trailers and more. Base hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased year-round. Outdoor Recreation is also a UPS drop-off point, bike maintenance shop and fully operational ski and snowboard shop. They also offer key-cutting services.

Piute Ponds, Edwards Air Force Base Parks and Recreation

Piute Ponds

Piute Ponds is a freshwater marsh in the southwest corner of Edwards, accessible by using Shuttle Road, east of the Edwards sign on Rosamond Boulevard. The marsh is within the Pacific Flyway, a major North American migratory bird route. Two hundred and sixty-nine species have been recorded there. The area can be used for bird watching, photography, hiking, scenic driving and waterfowl hunting. Hunting season is open October through January, and licenses are required. Contact Environmental Management at 661-277-1401 for site conditions or Outdoor Recreation at 661-275-2267 about hunting licenses. An access letter is required prior to visiting the ponds. Please visit www.piuteponds.org to learn more about Piute Ponds and how to obtain access.

Private Organizations

There are many private organizations at Edwards that are self-supporting and raise funds to enhance the quality of life for many Team Edwards members. For more information, contact the private organizations monitor at 412fss.fsr.privateorgs@us.af.mil.

Recreational Vehicle Storage

On Forbes Avenue at the intersection of Fitzgerald Boulevard (behind the fire station) and Forbes Avenue (near the
intersection of Gregorius)
661-275-CAMP (2267)

RV Storage Lots have 362 spaces from 15 to 50 feet in size with monthly fees from $20 to $35. Recreational vehicle storage is essential to Edwards because parking an RV in military family housing on Edwards AFB is prohibited. The purpose of RV storage is to ensure that active-duty members living on base have access to park their RV in compliance with the housing rules. To fulfill that purpose, the assignment of spaces may be done on a priority system if spaces are full. Contact Outdoor Recreation for more information.

Skeet and Trap Activity

210 Adams Way
661-275-TRAP (8727)

The Skeet and Trap Activity, located adjacent to the small arms range south of Rosamond Boulevard, offers outdoor sporting fun, including archery, skeet, sporting clays, and rifle and pistol shooting. Competitive shooting and social events are held regularly, and the facility can be reserved for group functions such as squadron shoots or parties. Base hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased year-round.

Scorpions Nest Paintball and Airsoft Field

Adams Way, down the road from Skeet and Trap
661-275-CAMP (2267)

The Scorpions Nest fields are just down the road from the Skeet and Trap Activity, on the left. The paintball field is open for reservation only and caters to all experience levels. Equipment for rent is available on-site. The field can also be reserved for parties and squadron events. Call Outdoor Recreation for more information.

Skate Park

Coliseum Drive (near Wings Field)
661-275-CAMP (2267)

Open to youth and adults, the skate park offers facilities for skateboard and roller skate use only. The rules are posted at the park. Hours vary depending on the season. All park users are required to wear appropriate safety gear.

Horse Stables, Edwards Air Force Base Parks and Recreation

Stables

101 Landfill Road
661-275-CAMP (2267)

The Edwards Riding Stables have 53 stalls for private boarding of up to 53 horses, complete with feed and tack storage rooms. Stables are open daily to those boarding horses. The cost to board a horse begins at $55 for the first horse and $30 for each additional horse per month with an $80 deposit. These fees help maintain the stable facilities. Horse owners are responsible for feeding their horses and cleaning their stalls.

Other facilities include a lighted main riding arena, jumping arena, trail arena and four large exercise pens. Horses stabled at the Edwards Riding Stables must undergo quarantine until cleared by a vet. Horses must have a current Coggins test as well as other immunizations.

Call the Outdoor Recreation office at 661-275-CAMP (2267) or DSN 525-2267 before bringing a horse to the base.

Services and Shopping

Commissary, Edwards Air Force Base Services and Shopping

412th Force Support Squadron
5 N. Seller Ave., Bldg. 3000
Administration: 661-277-4240
Human Resources Office: 661-275-WORK (9675)
Marketing: 661-275-3826
Private Organizations: 661-277-7840
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Banks
Armed Forces Bank
240 Fitzgerald Blvd. (Exchange)
661-230-3010
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Armed Forces Bank specializes in military banking serving active-duty members, retirees and civilians since 1907. Clients can bank worldwide by phone, internet, mail and ATM.

Armed Forces Bank provides a 24-hour account information telephone line in addition to mobile and on-line banking to assist its clients. Services offered include access checking, elite checking, premier money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit accounts, loans, credit card accounts, mobile deposit and a fee-free ATM network. The bank also specializes in VA mortgage loans.

Edwards Federal Credit Union
10 S. Muroc Drive, Bldg. 2680
661-952-5945
44288 10th St. W
Lancaster, CA 93523
661-945-6626
Toll Free: 877-256-3300
www.edwardsfcu.org

Founded in 1962 by base service personnel, today Edwards Federal Credit Union offers members a full range of financial services including low-rate auto, home, Visa credit cards and personal loans for just about anything. We offer free checking accounts, competitive savings options, free online banking and bill pay services and membership at Edwards FCU is open to all who live, work, worship or attend school in the Antelope Valley community. Members enjoy three on-base ATMs, and a branch on the base and in Lancaster.

Barbershop
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-277-2946
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The barbershop is operated by Exchange Services. The barbershop offers men, women and children hair-cutting services.

Beauty Shop
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-585-0519
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The Beauty Shop is operated by Exchange Services and offers men, women and children hair-cutting and styling services. A variety of hair care products are also available.

Car Wash
Fitzgerald Boulevard (near the intersection with Lancaster Boulevard), Bldg. 2114

The car wash has three do-it-yourself, high-pressure wash bays and one automatic bay offering three choices of service: deluxe, super and basic wash. Additionally, four vacuum stations are available. A change machine is at the front of the facility. For equipment failure, please call 661-275-2886.

Retail Shopping Commissary, Edwards Air Force Base Services and Shopping

Commissary
312 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-277-9175
www.commissaries.com
www.facebook.com/YourCommissary
www.twitter.com/YourCommissary

Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Columbus Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, but open Veterans Day.

Located next to the exchange, the commissary offers all the conveniences of a midsized modern supermarket. Early-bird shopping for disabled customers is a half-hour before scheduled opening times.

Edwards Dry Cleaners
1100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211
661-258-4606
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-1586
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Offers car rentals in the Exchange Food Court.

Exchange, Edwards Air Force Base Services and Shopping

Exchange Services
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-1078
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

In a continuing effort to improve the quality of life at Edwards, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service provides the community with services, products and retail facilities from the main store complex to an Express with 24-hour credit card reader gas dispensers.

Located in the 73,000-square-foot exchange complex are the beauty and barbershops, GNC and Enterprise Car Rental. Located inside the main exchange is the alterations shop (STRIPES) and the Armed Forces Bank.

Additionally, the exchange food court houses Charley’s Grilled Subs, Popeye’s Chicken, Arby’s and Taco Bell. For food court information, see “Dining.”

The exchange provides other food facilities, concessions and snack bars, including Burger King, Domino’s Pizza in the housing area, Starbucks, and cafeterias at South Base, NASA and Mary’s Place in Bldg. 1600.

For further shopping convenience, Exchange Services features a dry cleaner and laundromat.

Exchange Wireless Kiosk
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-7143
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Express
395 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-0008
Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday,
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Express is centrally located between main base and housing. The center offers retail and gasoline service islands that operate 24 hours a day when using a credit card. Cash and checks can also be used during manned operating hours. The Class Six, located inside, offers a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages for sale. Alcoholic beverages are sold only to those of legal drinking age.

Firestone
395 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-7110
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

General Nutrition Center (GNC)
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-1923
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

High Desert Inn
5602 Honts Drive, Bldg. 5602
661-275-ROOM (7666) or DSN 525-7666
www.dodlodging.net
Hours: Open 24/7.

The Edwards High Desert Inn has various lodging accommodations for military members, their families, authorized DOD civilians and contract personnel. For families awaiting permanent housing, there are two-bedroom and three-bedroom temporary lodging facilities with all the comforts of home. The units have kitchens, laundry facilities, two bathrooms and garages. The two-bedroom units feature one queen-size bed, two twin-size beds and a couch that converts into a full-size bed. Three-bedroom units have an additional queen or twin bed in the third bedroom. For families with pets, there are 17 designated pet units, which have an additional fee per night. Call or check online for rates. Reservations can be made 24 hours a day via phone or online.

Laundromat
1100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 5602
661-258-1078
Hours: Open 24/7.
Coin-operated large washers and dryers are available for use.

Lock & Leave Storage
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-7107
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Military Clothing Sales
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-1078, ext. 501
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Military Clothing Sales carries a full line of Air Force uniforms and miscellaneous items for Army and Marine service members.

Optical Center
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-7273
Fax: 661-258-7031
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Petals and Blooms Flower Shop, Edwards Air Force Base

Petals and Blooms Flower Shop
240 W. Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-0000
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment only Saturday

Furniture and Household goods, Edwards Air Force Base Services and Shopping

Specialty Shop
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Stripes Alterations
240 Fitzgerald Blvd.
661-258-1001
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thrift Store
1100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211
661-277-4294
Hours vary depending on the season.

Owned and operated by the Edwards Spouses’ Club, the Thrift Store provides an opportunity for community members to purchase, consign and donate items such as clothing, housewares, furniture, electronics and more. Thrift Store revenue is a primary source that allows the ESC to give back and support the Edwards community through charitable, social, educational and recreational activities. The store is always accepting volunteers.

The Thrift Store is next to Airman’s Attic near the post office and Outdoor Recreation. Come and see what new and exciting items are waiting at the Thrift Store.

Children and Youth Services

Child Development Center
1305 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg. 6457
661-275-TOTS (8687) or DSN 525-8687
Hours: 6:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed for all AFMC family days and federal holidays.

Family Child Care
90 Farrell Drive
661-275-9647
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please refer to the Newcomers section of this guide for detailed information about the Child Development Center and Family Child Care on Pages 19.

School Age Annex
1208 W. Fitzgerald Blvd., Bldg. 6459
661-275-PLAY (7529) or DSN 525-7529
Hours: 6:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please refer to the Child Care section of this guide for detailed information about the School Age Care Program.

The Jungle Zone
1100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7210
661-275-KIDS (5437)
Open for instructional classes only.

Teen Center
1100 Kincheloe Ave., Bldg. 7211
661-275-TEEN (8336)

Please refer to the Newcomers section of this guide for detailed information about the Teen Center on Page 20.

Youth Programs
24 Lathrop Drive, Bldg. 5210
661-275-KIDS (5437)
Please refer to the Newcomers section of this guide for detailed information about the Youth Programs on Page 20.

Youth Sports Program
24 Lathrop Drive, Bldg. 5210
661-275-8961

Please refer to the Newcomers section of this guide for detailed information about the Youth Sports Program on Page 20.

Edwards Events

WINTER EVENTS

Run with History Half Marathon Edwards Air Force Base Events

Winterfest

Winterfest is presented annually in December by the 412th Force Support Squadron and held at the community tree on Fitzgerald Boulevard (by Burger King and Starbucks). The entire Edwards community is invited to celebrate the holiday season with real snow, holiday music, free family activities and a visit with Santa.

SPRING EVENTS

Month of the Military Child

During April various events and activities are held to honor the children of military families.

 

Flag Ceremony Honor Guard, Edwards Air Force Base Events

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

This annual event, sponsored by the Airman & Family Readiness Center, pays tribute to the numerous volunteers at Edwards and is usually held in April.

Run with History Half Marathon/5K/10K & Exotic Car Show

Run where history is made every day. All runs will take place on the historic Edwards AFB lake bed and flight line. Explore a variety of exotic cars; enjoy food, music and vendors; and cheer on the marathon runners. This event is held in May.

Retiree Recognition Day

This annual event, typically held in May of each year, provides information and resources to retired military of all branches.

SUMMER EVENTS

Summer Bash Fireworks, Edwards Air Force Base Events

Summer Bash

Presented every July 4 by the 412th Force Support Squadron at Wings and Roberts fields near Arnold Park. Activities may include entertainment, free carnival rides, family games, bouncy castles, sports competitions and a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day.

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