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F-35 fires first AIM-9X missile

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-35 from the 461st Flight Test Squadron launched an AIM-9X missile for the first time over the Pacific Sea Test Range Jan. 12. The Flight Sciences aircraft, AF-1, of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, was piloted by David Nelson, Lockheed Martin chief F-35 test pilot. The…

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Marines practice MCMAP aboard MCAS Miramar

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Michael Thorn Sgt. Giovanny Mayer, center, a flight planner with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and a Sylmar, Calif., native, leads a warm up with Marines before starting a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 5. The MCMAP courses by Mayer are designed…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted June 17, 2016 by Bob Alvis

I knew that someday I would find a way to get my passion for railroading into Aerotech News and today is that day! Hallelujah!

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Edwards gets new top cop

Posted August 3, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Col. George Tromba (left), 412th Mission Support Group commander, hands the guidon and reins of the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Lt. Col. David Watts July 29, 2016. Watts will lead the force that protects the base populace, aircraft and other assets, along with…

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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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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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Havin’ a ball!

Posted October 28, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Branch Elementary School students have some new athletic equipment to play with thanks to Edwards AFB’s Middle Tier Association, Air Force Security Forces Association and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. Recently, students brought home flyers requesting donations of physical education equipment for the school….

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Requirements outlined for registration, storage, transport of weapons on base

Posted December 16, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Senior Airman Preston Pearce, 412th Security Forces Squadron armorer, checks out a weapon to another SFS member. The SFS recently briefed privately owned weapons registration, storage and transportation requirements at a town hall meeting at Edwards AFB, Calif. Nearly all military members are required at some point to qualify…

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Posted January 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Emerging Technologies CTF conducts its first test

Posted February 17, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The newly-formed Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force completed its first test high above Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017.

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