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WELCOME TO EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE!

The 412th Test Wing is the host wing for Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. -- the 2nd largest base in the Air Force. The wing oversees base day-to-day operations and provides support for over 10,000 military, federal civilian and contract personnel assigned to a 481 square mile installation. 

The 412th Test Wing plans, conducts, analyzes, and reports on all flight and ground testing of aircraft, weapons systems, software and components as well as modeling and simulation for the U.S. Air Force. There are three core components for this mission: flying operations, maintenance and engineering.

ENVIRONMENT

Supporting the Edwards Air Force Base Mission Through Sound Environmental Stewardship

At Edwards Air Force Base, the mission and the environment go hand-in-hand. The unique physical environment is what makes the desert such an ideal place for flight-test activities. Helping the flight testers maintain access to air, land and water for testing and other operations, while not upsetting the delicate balance of the desert ecosystem, is the mission of 412th Civil Engineer Directorate Environmental Management Division.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Edwards Air Force Base Environmental Management System (EMS) Policy

To effectively accomplish its mission, Environmental Management (EM) has adopted an approach that provides expert services in all areas of environmental support. Appropriate personnel are consulted during the planning and implementation stages of all test programs and construction projects on Edwards. 

Two main areas of environmental service and support are provided through the Environmental Management offices at Edwards. They include:

Compliance: Manages air quality, water quality, hazardous material, hazardous and universal waste, aboveground and underground storage tanks, and special programs (polychlorinated biphenyls, asbestos, and lead-based paint). Assists base organizations with the selection, design and installation of low emissions equipment, as well as applying for and maintaining permits. The goal of compliance is to meet and satisfy all applicable environmental laws, statutes and regulations. Compliance also develops processes to minimize the use of hazardous material, minimize generation of hazardous waste, reduce solid waste going to the landfill and promote reuse and recycling programs.

Conservation: Provides environmental analysis for test programs and construction projects. Also manages the protection and preservation of natural resources and cultural and historic sites on Edwards. 
412 CE/CEV also works closely with our environmental restoration colleagues from Air Force Civil Engineer Center Installation Support Team (AFCEC/CZO) who share our office space.

AFCEC/CZO Restoration: Manages hazardous waste cleanup efforts at Edwards AFB. Under the Environmental Restoration Program, hazardous waste sites are identified, investigated and cleaned up with the goal of protecting human health and the environment. Documents related to environmental restoration investigation and mitigation at Edwards AFB are in the base's administrative record. To view the full record, you may contact Gary Hatch, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs, at (661) 277-8707 or by e-mailing 412tw.pae@us.af.mil. You may also view administrative record documents online at www.adminrec.com (under DOD, AFMC, Edwards). Two publications the public may find useful are the Environmental Restoration Community Involvement Plan and the bimonthly Report to Stakeholders newsletter. Links to both documents can be found under the "Publications" tab on this site.

Edwards environmental experts actively work with regulatory agencies and the community in a spirit of cooperation and commitment to ensure the base accomplishes its mission without harming the environment.

For more information, please visit the following web locations:

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The main Environmental Management building has relocated to:

Building 3735
120 N. Rosamond Blvd.
Edwards AFB, CA 93524

If you have any questions, please contact us at (661) 277-1401.