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Edwards boom operators set sight on future KC-46 testing

Posted October 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Earlier this year in Everett, Wash., workers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, and Boeing teamed to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, which resulted in the Department of Defense authorizing initial production in August.  

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Hamagawa Elementary School students, SOFA children gather for basketball game

Posted December 14, 2016 by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon Phillip M. Bennet coaches members of a basketball game during a Friendship Basketball event Dec. 3, 2016, at the Ironworks Fitness Center aboard Camp Courtney Okinawa, Japan. The Friendship Basketball event strengthened the relationship between Okinawa residents and Status of Forces Agreement members through a day of…

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Air show volunteers are backbone of success

Posted January 20, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds More than 250 volunteers are needed to make the 2017 LA County Air Show a success. According to air show organizers, Civil Air Patrol and Sea Cadets are among the most dedicated and hard-working volunteers. The 2017 show is March 25-26 at the Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster,…

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General Schaefer updates community at Antelope Valley Board of Trade

Posted February 17, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., felt right at home speaking to guests and members during an Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon at the Hellenic Center, where he briefed the latest and greatest updates on the Edwards Air Force Base mission.

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AV HT March 17

Posted March 20, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force Airman Akeem A. Richardson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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TPS students get new knowledge from historic aircraft

Posted April 15, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Recently a group of students spent some time in the Air Force Flight Test Museum looking at a range of historic aircraft from the earliest days of flight test here up to present day.

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Schaefer applauds Team Edwards for recent inspection, looks to path ahead

Posted May 12, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The base theater at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was filled to maximum capacity for a commander’s call May 5 to recognize the achievements of the 412th Test Wing in the recent Capstone Unit Effectiveness Inspection that ran April 25-28.

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Security forces cracking down on speeders

Posted June 16, 2017 by Senior Airman Xavier Lane

Air Force photograph Airmen from the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., pull over a vehicle for speeding. The community at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a huge problem on its hands that security forces and others are looking to rectify. There has been a large number of speeding violations cited…

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Fair teaches people about education opportunities

Posted July 28, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Edwards Education Center hosted its annual Education Fair July 26, 2017, at Club Muroc. Dozens of colleges and universities came out to offer their services to Airmen, civilians and contractors alike who are interested in continuing their education. Dozens of colleges and university representatives filled Club Muroc’s Alliance…

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NASA technology may reduce airframe noise during landing

Posted October 18, 2017 by

NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports. The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October.

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