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Honorary commanders given tour of Plant 42

Posted November 4, 2016 by Diane Betzler

Photographs by Diane Betzler Military and community leaders joined invited guests Oct. 28 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., and flightline tour. Left to right: Brig Gen Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, Alex Briskin from Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, John Esch, director of Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 The Honorary Commander and…

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Landing on display

Posted December 2, 2016 by

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California lent its Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, or LLRV, and a Space Shuttle Crew Transporter to the Air Force Flight Test Museum on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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KC-46 Pegasus returns to Edwards for flight tests

Posted June 8, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

A KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft touched down at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 23, 2018, for flight tests.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Posted May 18, 2018 by Jay Levine

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

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772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

Posted June 24, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

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‘Voice’ winner launching AF tour

Posted June 16, 2017 by Carole Chiles Fuller

Photograph courtesy of Meredity Truax Soul-country singer/songwriter Sundance Head launches his tour of 10 U.S. Air Force installations on June 30. He will perform at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 4. Sundance Head, winner of NBC’s “The Voice” season 11, is ready and eager to bring his original soul country music to Air Force…

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April’s Capstone marks end of two-year inspection cycle

Posted February 17, 2017 by Christopher Ball

MICT may sound like something you buy at a fast-food chain, and terms like TIGIRS, IGEMS and Capstone may lead some people to think of an action adventure video game or movie. The acronyms, in reality, are some of the tools used to evaluate wing-level effectiveness across the Air Force. They stand for Management Internal…

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KC-135 Stratotanker turns 60

Posted September 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The 418th Flight Test Squadron celebrated the 60th birthday of the KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 31, 2016. The event was held in the 418th hangar with one of the squadron’s KC-135 test planes. Units around the Air Force wished happy birthday to an old friend Aug. 31. The KC-135 Stratotanker…

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Interorganizational synergy fuels successful test outcome

Posted October 3, 2016 by

Synergy across organizations and across services was on full display during a recent deployment of three F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, 75 Marines and 21 JSF operational test team members from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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NASA Armstrong educating teachers

Posted October 7, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Getting educated — Teachers Lori Britiset, Jaqueline Ortiz, Kathleen Hackel and Karla Ortiz attended a NASA workshop where they learned about water filtration and how critical it is for astronauts to recycle water. Just in time for Earth Science Week, Oct 9-15, teachers were shown several ways they can teach…

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