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Civilian aircraft crash kills Edwards pilot

Posted January 30, 2017 by

An officer assigned to the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., lost his life when the privately owned aircraft he was operating crashed near San Antonio, Texas, the afternoon of Jan. 25. Maj. Lee Berra, 32, a B-1 Test Pilot with the 419th FLTS, was flying a single-engine Cirrus SR22 from…

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VMM-364 Change of Command

Posted October 21, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph Lt. Col. Paul Kopacz, left, former commanding officer of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 364, and Lt. Col. Stephen Conley, commanding officer for VMM-364, pose for a photo after Conley’s boot camp graduation aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif. Kopacz and Conley have been friends since their sophomore year of high…

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Rugger shares love of sport

Posted March 31, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph Master Sgt. Cameron Freeman (right) charges up the pitch (the playing field) during a 2013 match put between the Air Force team and the Army. The match was part of the 2013 Armed Forces Rugby tournament where the Air Force ultimately took second place overall. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — “Mom, rugby…

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X-56A crashes during flight test

Posted November 23, 2015 by

An Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored X-56A unmanned air vehicle crashed at approximately 9:30 a.m., PST, Nov. 19 on Rogers Dry Lakebed test range at Edwards AFB, California. The mishap occurred shortly after takeoff. Initial estimates report severe damage to the vehicle. There are no reports of injuries or property damage at this time. Edwards AFB…

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Posted May 18, 2018 by Jay Levine

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

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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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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted January 8, 2016 by Bob Alvis

World War I pilot Maj. Corliss C. Moseley was the definition of a can do guy when it came to taking on large projects and making them work. Starting out in Glendale, Calif., at the old Grand Central Air Terminal he started his first Cal Aero flight operation to train airmen and mechanics...

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416th FLTS tests missile for European ally’s Joint Strike Fighter

Posted November 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

From Norway to Australia, members from a number of allied and partner nations have come to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to team with base units to test systems, enhance international cooperation and advance their own air forces’ capabilities.

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Headlines – November 6, 2017

Posted November 6, 2017 by

News U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan – A U.S. service member died Nov. 4 from wounds sustained during operations in Afghanistan’s Logar province, officials announced.   Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile fired at Riyadh by Yemen’s Houthi rebels – Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed to have fired the missile in response to Saudi and American…

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‘Christmas in July’ event needs helping hand

Posted July 1, 2016 by

“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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