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Rare XB-47 is home once again

Posted October 7, 2016 by by William J. Simone

The Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum recently completed the first phase of a multiple phase effort to save and restore the world’s oldest B-47 medium jet bomber.

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Civil Air Patrol celebrates its 75th anniversary

Posted October 7, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Civil Air Patrol celebrates its 75th anniversary in December and members from the Edwards AFB Composite Squadron 84 held an open house Sept. 17 at William J. Fox Airfield to commemorate CAP history, support Wreaths Across America and recruit new members.

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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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Edwards test team wins ITEA award

Posted October 3, 2016 by

The HAVE LIGHT Test Team, comprised of local members from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and 775th Test Squadron has been selected as the winner for the 2016 International Test and Evaluation Association Awards, in the Technical Achievement Category. This team was a compilation of professionals from across the Air Force Test Center,…

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Edwards sets stronger PACE by enhancing human capital

Posted September 30, 2016 by

Edwards Air Force Base will host two presentations of “Professionalism — Enhancing Human Capital” from the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence at the base theater Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Oct. 13, 5-10 p.m. Both sessions will have a one-hour lunch break. As part of PACE’s Character and Leadership initiative, “Professionalism – Enhancing…

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Just wing it!

Posted September 30, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Two cranes and a forklift steadily moved the newly-acquired XB-47 wing into place to be attached to the fuselage Sept. 26. 2016. The Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., acquired the historic test bomber last week after it spent the last six decades on…

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Meeting of the minds – Innovation team hears energy-saving proposal

Posted September 30, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit THINK TANK: Members of the 412th Test Wing Innovation Team discuss a proposal involving solar-powered attic fans that could reduce energy costs at Edwards. The team met Sept. 23, 2016, in the Innovation Center, which is located on the bottom floor of the dining facility. The 412th Test Wing…

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Hard work earns commission for Edwards staff sergeant

Posted September 28, 2016 by 1st Lt. Amaro Mascarenhas

An Airman with the 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was recently selected to commission as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. 

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 70 years of flight research, testing

Posted September 26, 2016 by

A video showcasing 70 Years of research at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, began airing on NASA television Sept. 26. Armstrong, the agency’s lead center for atmospheric flight research operations, began its storied history in the high desert in September 1946. Initially focused on experimental aircraft called X-planes, flight research with the…

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Test pilot’s legacy honored

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Lorrie Epling (center), daughter of test pilot Milburn G. “Mel” Apt, and her family, daughters Rachel (left) and Brisley and husband Michael, pose with museum specialist Tony Moore in front of the newly-unveiled display of Apt and Bell X-2 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 16, 2016….

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