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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted August 3, 2016 by

Air Force photograph Aug. 6, 1980 — A B-1 Lancer Combined Test Force crew completed an 11-hour sortie in B-1 No. 4. This was the longest nonstop flight ever logged by a B-1.

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FAA awards Virgin Galactic operator license for SpaceShipTwo

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MOJAVE, Calif.–The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation has awarded Virgin Galactic an operating license for SpaceShipTwo. The license award comes as the new vehicle, VSS Unity, begins to stretch its legs with the first tests conducted out of the hangar. Unity conducted the first taxi test Aug. 1 to evaluate and…

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Challenger crew recognized with monument

Posted August 3, 2016 by Jay Levine

Space Shuttle Challenger and its seven-member crew were lost Jan. 28, 1986, when the orbiter came apart 73 seconds after its launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Exercise Desert Wind 16-05 tests response to active shooter

Posted August 3, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

On Aug. 1, defenders from the 412th Security Forces Squadron responded to Bldg. 2850 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., after a report of shots fired, what they arrived to were people screaming and a mass shooting situation leaving carnage everywhere.  

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Edwards gets new top cop

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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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AFMC commander tours Edwards AFB to assess test center metrics

Posted July 29, 2016 by Christopher Okula

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 20, 2016, to conduct the latest in a series of fact-finding visits to various centers under the AFMC umbrella.

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Edwards airman named one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

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Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Left to right: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents the 2015 Airman of the Year award to Senior Airman Raquel R. Caramanno, 412th Medical Group, along with Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th TW command chief, and Danny Bazzell, field representative for Military and Veterans Affairs…

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Edwards Civ-Mil Support Group works to ‘tell its story’

Posted July 27, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Leaders of the Edwards Air Force Base Civilian Military Support Group believe they have a good story, and they want to make sure it’s one of the greatest stories ever told about the Air Force Test Center.

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Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Posted July 22, 2016 by Jay Levine

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

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The AFFTM restoration facility has moved

Posted July 22, 2016 by

AFFTM photograph The Air Force Flight Test Museum restoration facility has moved from Main Base to the historical North Base. The restoration facility is now housed in perhaps the most historic building on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the XP-59 hangar.

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