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Edwards civilian helps protect neighbors against fire

Posted September 2, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph by Len Paris Flames consume a train bridge near Phelan, California, as the Blue Cut fire wreaks a swath of devastation recently. The fire burned more than 30,000 acres and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people. Even while fires are raging all over California, and the smoke from some impacts Edwards…

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Edwards sergeant honored at annual AFSA convention

Posted September 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 photograph Tech. Sgt. Michael Burd (left), 412th Mission Support Group, poses for a photo with Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, at the Air Force Sergeants Association Senior Leadership Meet and Greet Session during the AFSA Professional Airmen’s Conference and International Convention Aug. 24, 2016, in…

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Students fly prototype of potential Mars airplane

Posted September 2, 2016 by Jay Levine

Some interns get coffee. Others might make copies. Not at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, where a group of students successfully flew a prototype of an aircraft that could one day fly in the Martian atmosphere and send its findings back to Earth.

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NASA test flights examine effect of atmospheric turbulence on sonic booms

Posted August 31, 2016 by

NASA has concluded a series of flights designed to study the way sonic booms travel through the atmosphere.

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Desert Medics get new commander

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Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Col. Norman West poses for a photograph with his wife, Michelle, and one of his daughters, Allie, following a change of command ceremony held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Aug. 26, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. West takes over the 412th Medical Group from Col….

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USS Eisenhower deployment

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Navy photograph by SA Joshua Murray Seaman Gabriela Ramos, from Palmdale, Calif., sews nametags in the canvas and bunting shop of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the…

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News Briefs – August 26, 2016

Posted August 26, 2016 by

Report: Air Force doesn’t know enough about defunding A-10 An assessment by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that was released Aug. 24 found that plans to retire the A-10 attack jet are poorly informed and under-developed. The aircraft is a major component of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., which has about 80 of the…

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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

Posted August 26, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Former AFMC commander talks innovation, third offset

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Don Allen Retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin speaks about innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy Aug. 24, 2016, in the base theater. Innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy were the topics brought forth by retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin, who spoke to members of Team…

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Edwards STEM program helping to inspire Antelope Valley youth

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kerri Cortez

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., AFB Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is rising to the challenge of promoting opportunities available for those interested in or already pursuing an education in one of the STEM disciplines.   Though the Air Force has a nationwide STEM program, Edwards’ program focuses on reaching out within the…

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