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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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412th Maintenance Group change of command

Posted July 22, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Group guidon to the group’s new commander, Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13, 2016. Col. Robert Lepper relinquished command of the 412th Maintenance Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13. Brig….

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Children prep for Women’s Equality Day

Posted July 22, 2016 by Taylor Steele

Air Force photograph by Taylor Steele On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified enabling all American women to the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Edwards Air Force Base in California is celebrating this milestone through a series of community events in July and August leading up to Women’s Equality Day…

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NASA Armstrong previews worldwide atmospheric mission

Posted July 22, 2016 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Media observe as ground crews tow NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory into its Palmdale, Calif., hangar. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., hosted media representatives July 7, giving them an overview of the upcoming Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) airborne science mission that will use the center’s DC-8 airplane. ATom Deputy…

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RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Posted July 18, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted July 15, 2016 by Bob Alvis

Maj. Henry J. Deutschendorf was a U.S. Air Force pilot who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. A four-war pilot, he started his journey as a bomber pilot and would occupy that role for his time serving in the Air Force. Starting his family in 1943, married to his bride…

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Two-month UAS flight test series concludes

Posted July 15, 2016 by

As the wheels of NASA’s Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System touched down June 30, 2016, a two-month flight test series came to a close, concluding an essential stage in the agency’s research into technologies that support safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

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Branch Elementary student takes major stride by qualifying for Junior Olympics

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Eleven-year-old Zack Gilbertson completes a lap at the base track July 7 in preparation for an appearance in the 50th Annual USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics Championships, which will be held in Sacramento, Calif., July 25-31, 2016. He is going to compete in the 3000 meter run…

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