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VSS Unity’s first flight test completed

Posted September 14, 2016 by

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity took to the skies for the first time Sept. 8, the company’s first test flight since a 2014 accident killed a test pilot.

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‘Christmas in July’ event needs helping hand

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“Christmas in July” is coming to The Hangar in Lancaster, Calif. Hosted by Grace Resources, the event aims to give toys to under privileged children. On July 13, the Jethawks will play the San Jose Giants with the game starting at 6:35 p.m. “Christmas in July” is an amazing event filled with baseball, face painting,…

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Legion Post honors B-17 crewman of World War II service

Posted August 18, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

PALMDALE, Calif.–You could say that it was a “fait accompli” that World War II veteran Elias Ramirez would get a hero’s send-off from his American Legion Post. Ramirez graduated Antelope Valley High School in 1943 and quickly enlisted in what was known in World War II as the Army Air Corps. It would be a…

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Season of giving

Posted November 18, 2016 by Air Force photographs by Christopher Ball

Volunteers from Edwards’ First Sergeants Council and Lockheed Martin prepare Operation Home Front holiday meal gift bags for Edwards families that may need extra help. The bags contained dry goods to create a holiday meal, as well as a $25 Commissary gift certificate to get a turkey or ham, a small AAFES BX certificate, a…

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Flight tests could lead to UAS integration

Posted August 18, 2017 by Jay Levine

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS in the NAS, project is attracting international attention as increasingly complex flight tests take place over NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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A Gathering of Eagles: In Memoriam

Posted October 21, 2017 by

David P. Cooley, LtCol (USAF, retired) Dave “Cools” Cooley was born Feb. 15, 1960, at RAF Mildenhall in England. He was a 1982 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy where he met his wife Sheyla. He began his flying career as an operational F-111 pilot. Cools first became involved with test flying in…

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Bicyclist killed in collision

Posted August 7, 2017 by

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed at approximately 6:36 a.m., Aug. 7 on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The victim was struck while bicycling on the eastbound lane of Rosamond Boulevard. Air Force Security Forces were first on scene. The man was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead….

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Civ-Mil welcomes new arrivals

Posted February 5, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Edwards Civ-Mil group held its third annual meet and greet recently where new arrivals to Edwards Air Force Base and those attending the Mojave Test Pilot School got a chance to visit with 44 vendors and learn what the Antelope Valley has to offer.

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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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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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