Edwards AFB FAQ

Installation Info: Zip Code: 93524, Area Code: 661, DSN: 527

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Explore all the high desert has to offer!

A test project that would change aviation and the military forever began on the western edge of the Mojave Desert in 1942 in what is now Edwards Air Force Base: the development of jet- and rocket-powered aircraft. The Southern California sky above Edwards is hallowed ground for pilots: among the clouds is the air in which pilots first broke Mach 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. Later, Edwards was the site where the design of the Space Shuttle was developed and its first approach and landing tests were conducted. It was also the site for testing the B-2 Stealth Bomber. In 1981, the Space Shuttle made its first landing from space at Edwards. The base is still a reserve landing site for all shuttle missions.

Edwards is now the location of the Air Force Test Pilot School. Combined Test Forces consists of military and civilian personnel working together to flight-test and evaluate improvements and new systems on modern aircraft. It is also where the Air Force Flight Test Center plans, accomplishes and reports on Air Force development test and evaluation of manned and unmanned aircraft systems; participates in and reports on testing of operational flight-simulator trainers and supports Air Force initial operational tests and evaluation of manned aircraft systems.

There are three elementary schools and one secondary school on base. All are run by the Muroc Unified School District. Looking for fun things to do? Edwards has horse stables, gym, all-ranks club, skating rink, bowling, pools, rod and gun club, aero club and paintball.

Edwards, which is in the Mojave Desert about 90 miles west of Bakersfield, is about 120 miles from the glitter and glitz of Los Angeles and 195 miles from the non-stop entertainment of Las Vegas.

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