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Edwards Afb, CA

Edwards Afb, CA

Edwards Afb, CA

Getting to know your new home after moving to Edwards AFB

Edwards AFB is located in the Antelope Valley and is also located on the borders of 3 adjoining counties: Kern County, Los Angeles County, and San Bernardino County. If you’re moving to Edwards AFB, you probably already know it’s designated as the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) and is home to the 412th Test Wing, the United States Air Force Pilot School, and NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. It has also been the site of many aviation breakthroughs and notable occurrences like Chuck Yeager’s flight that broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1.  A huge element to the success of Edwards AFB is its close proximity to other U.S. military bases allowing them the chance to fly secret air craft to the other bases during nights with little moonlight for testing.

Newcomers to Edwards AFB

No matter what day or time you arrive to Edwards AFB, your first stop should be to the 24-hour arrival point at the Edwards’ High Desert Inn lodging office. All members must be in uniform in order to in-process. Newcomers are offered up to 20 hours per child in free childcare services provided through the Air Force Aid Society. You will also find a teen center geared for kids ages 13-18 packed full of activities.

What can you expect on base when moving to Edwards AFB?

After moving to Edwards AFB, you can expect to find multiple activities for everyone all year long. Different organizations on base (like the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, etc.) offer a variety of ways for the residents of the base to have fun and enjoy themselves with activities like the Edwards’ Sports Day – aiming to enhance morale and offer everyone the chance to engage in physical activities. You can also expect to participate in activities like the Holiday Cookie Drive, the Month of the Edwards Child, Concerts in the Park, and the Open House and Air Show.

What can you expect off base after moving to Edwards AFB?

Once you’ve completed your move to Edwards AFB, you’ll definitely want to take some time to explore your new surroundings. Antelope Valley is a wide expanse of blue skies and brilliant sunlight where you can see majestic mountains to the north and east, not to mention the endless view of the Mojave Desert. Just beyond the valley, you will have access to many wonderful cities, as many of them are just a quick drive away. Bakersfield is located in Kern County at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and featuring the Temblor Range to the west. Hollywood is just a stone’s throw away providing you with ample opportunity to engage in entertainment at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, and Hollywood Studios and back-lot tours. Las Vegas is only 3 ½ hours to the northeast of Edwards AFB and is truly the city that never sleeps where the biggest attraction is simply the night life.

Welcome to Edwards AFB where you’re sure to find all of the amenities and conveniences you’ll need to make this base feel just like home. With everything from legal services, behavioral health services, family readiness, and activities geared for all ages, Edwards AFB is in the business of helping airmen and their family members prepared for all of the challenges of military life.

Resources to make moving to Edwards AFB easier

The service center for Edwards Afb, CA is located in Fontana, CA.

Information about Edwards Afb, CA

Est. Population: 8554
County: Kern
Latitude: 34.9333
Longitude: -117.9333
Zip Codes: 93523