The Edwards Air Force Base is located 24 km east of Rosamond and 35 km northeast of Lancaster. The Edwards Air Force Base is formerly known as Muroc Air Force Base. It was later on renamed as the Edwards Air Force Base and named after Captain Glen Edwards. The base is the air force material command and the location of the Air Force Material Command Center. The Edwards Air Force Base also serves as a center for research and development for the United States Air Force’s flights. It also serves as a testing and evaluation of aerospace systems that is suitable for combat.
Cost of Living: Kern County is below the national average at 99%.
Automated Telephone Attendant Number: + 661-277-1110
Active Duty and Family Members 12,000
Retirees, Civilian Employees and Reserve Components 10,000
City/ Area Population: 874,589 Kern County
Child Development Centers:
· Cerro Coso Child Development
Address: 10179 Heather Ave, California City, CA 93505, United States
Phone: +1 760-373-1070
· Tracy's Home Day Care
Address: 7610 Langle Ave. Edwards AFB, CA 93523
Phone: + (661) 258-6341
· Edwards Air Force Base Child Development Center
Address: 5 Cellar Ave. Edwards Afb, CA 93524
Phone: + (661) 277-8591
· Edwards Air Force Base- Youth Programs and Youth Centers
Address: 24 Lathrop Drive, Building 5210, Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: + (661) 277-5437
· Edwards Air Force Base Youth Sports and Fitness
Address: Youth Sports Center, Bldg 5210
Airman and Family Readiness Center:
· Edwards Airman & Family Readiness Center
Address: 90 Farrell Dr Bldg 5620 Edwards Air Force Base, California
Phone: +1 661-277-0723
· Civilian Personnel Flight
Address: 5 N. Seller Ave.
Phone:( 661) 277-3840 or DSN 527-3840
· Human Resources Office Consolidated Support Facility
Address: Building 3000, Second Floor
5 N. Seller Ave.
Phone: (661) 275-9675 or DSN 525-9675
Base Services: The Edwards Air Force Base offers legal services and assistance for all the enlisted officers and dependents as well as the retirees and their qualified dependents.
· Mental Health, Family Advocacy, Substance Abuse Programs & Drug Demand Reduction Programs
Address: Building 552530 Nightingale Rd. Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: + (661) 277-5291
· Health and Wellness Center (HAWC)
Address: Building 2204 412. Popson Ave. Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: (661) 277-8480
· Pharmacy, Radiology & Laboratory
Address: Building 5525 30 Nightingale Rd. Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: + (661) 277-2052
In the early 1900s, the Corum family resides at the edge of the lakebed. The Corum brothers have earned contracts from the homestead in the area. After several years, a post office was built in the area and was named as the Muroc. In the year 1933, Lieutenant Colonel Henry “Hap” Arnold developed the Muroc Bombing and Gunnery Range. It served as a training site for different army and air force troops. During the World War II, a base was developed and served as a training site for combat flight crews. Since then, the Edwards Air Force Base has continued to serve as a training sight for the United States Air Force and several troops from the military force. In 1970s, new aircrafts arrived in the Edwards Air Force Base.
The Edwards Air Force Base is the home to the 412th Test Wing, NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, and the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. The Edwards Air Force Base is currently operated by the 95th Air Base Wing.
The housing authority of the Edwards Air Force Base provides on- base and off- base residential units for the troops deployed in the base. The Housing Relocation Office is located at 402 S Forbes Avenue Edwards. There are seven different neighborhoods which include Palo Verde Heights, Tamarisk Plains, Acacia Hills, Juniper Ridge, Joshua Acres, Mesquite Meadows, and Mountain Views. In addition, there are 194 homes for officers and 547 for enlisted members.
The Housing Relocation Office also offers government housings. The application for government housings must be submitted in the Home Maintenance Office (HMO). The types of housing unit that will be provided vary depending on the rank classification. It is advisable to submit the necessary forms a few weeks before the deployment in the Edwards Air Force Base.
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