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Edwards Air Force Base

Edwards Air Force Base
A pilot's view for Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. - main base area - located beside Rogers Dry Lake.
Military structure
NameEdwards Air Force Base
Part ofAir Force Materiel Command (AFMC)
TypeAir Force Base
Built1933
In use1948 present
Controlled by 
Garrison95th Air Base Wing

Edwards Air Force Base

Airport information
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ICAOKEDW
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Elevation702 m (2302 ft)

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Edwards Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located on the border of Kern County, Los Angeles County, and San Bernardino County, California, in the Antelope Valley. It is 6 nmi (11112 m) southwest of the central business district of North Edwards, California and 7 mi (11265.4 m) due east of Rosamond.

It is named in memory of U.S. Air Force test pilot Glen Edwards, who died, along with the crew of five, June 5, 1948 northwest of the base while testing the YB-49 Flying Wing.


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