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USS Chafee operations

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Navy photograph by PO1 Benjamin A. Lewis WESTERN PACIFIC–Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Edilberto Tapiaavila, from Lancaster, Calif., assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), operates a sound-powered phone during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Pecos (T-AO 197). Chafee is part of the U.S. 3rd Fleet and U.S. Naval Surface Forces, currently…

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Research could lead to better, safer wings

Posted November 1, 2017 by Jay Levine

A uniquely instrumented wing will allow researchers to investigate advanced methods of monitoring flight loads, which could lead to improved flight safety.

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NASA’s science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

Posted December 8, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Stu Broce During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000 feet, produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif., around 1 p.m., PST, on Dec. 5th, 2017. As of Dec. 6, authorities…

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Knight visits Hearts Apart

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber. U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, R-Calif., stopped by the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015, to express his thanks to family members of deployed service members from Edwards AFB. Knight was invited to come by the monthly Hearts Apart event at the…

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AV students take part in Science Olympiad Regional Competition

Posted February 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

While exploring the world of science and having a really fun time, 1,200 students participated in the 5th annual Aerospace Valley Science Olympiad regional competition Feb. 13, which was hosted by the Antelope Valley College.

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JSF tailhook testing begins at Edwards

Posted May 13, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When most people hear "tailhook" they think of U.S. Navy planes and aircraft carriers. However, almost all U.S. combat aircraft have a tailhook. That also goes for the Air Force's new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. 

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Airman Leadership School Class 16E graduates 30 future leaders

Posted July 8, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Thirty future NCOs and leaders graduated from Edwards AFB’s Airman Leadership School June 23, 2016. Class 16E also included one civilian and a Navy petty officer assigned to the base. ALS is a five-week-long, United States Air Force program designed to develop airmen and other eligible personnel into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first…

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418th FLTS working to keep KC-135s flying

Posted August 5, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Chris HIggins Testers pack into a KC-135 Stratotanker’s cockpit to conduct ground testing of Traffic Collision Avoidance System version 7.1 last month. The Air Force’s KC-135 fleet will need the upgraded TCAS in order to fly over Europe beginning Jan. 1, 2017. By Jan. 1, 2017, the European Union is requiring…

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Combat capability increases for Marine F-35

Posted September 7, 2016 by

Three F-35B aircraft and 75 U.S. Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 F-35B Detachment at Edwards Air Force Base , Calif., along with 21 test personnel from the JSF Operational Test Team at Edwards have deployed to Eglin Air Force Base, Calif.,  to complete operational test  missile shots.

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Test Pilot School students validate “smart” aircraft control system

Posted October 7, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Capt. Craig Porter The F-16 VISTA tracks and targets a T-38s during testing of the L1 Adaptive Control System recently. The control system was designed and built by a team from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and tested by U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 16A as a Test…

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