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A Gathering of Eagles: Randall L. Neville

Posted October 21, 2017 by

Randy Neville recently retired from Boeing where he had been the chief pilot for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In that role, Randy was responsible for engineering flight-test activities related to all Boeing 787 airplane models, including working with engineering teams on the design requirements for current models and derivatives. Neville worked on the 787 from…

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Air Guard, Reserve wings kick off annual MAFFS training

Posted April 25, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus

Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus Aerial firefighters from four C-130 airlift wings operating the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System started a weeklong training at McClellan Reload Base in Sacramento, California today in anticipation of summer blazes. SACRAMENTO, Calif.–As temperatures heated up in northern California, aerial firefighters…

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Marines and Love Eternal – the Joey Lopez-Pratti 5K

Posted June 8, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Joseph was born Joseph Lopez, but people who loved him knew him as Joey.

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Niger Report Highlights Bravery of U.S. Troops, Notes Training, Planning Deficiencies

Posted May 11, 2018 by Jim Garamone

American special operations forces fought valiantly against overwhelming odds in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists outside Tongo Tongo, Niger, and while a number of factors contributed to the clash, no single factor within the control of U.S. forces caused the deaths of four U.S. Army soldiers .

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This week in Edwards flight test history

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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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NASA awards contract to build quieter supersonic aircraft

Posted April 4, 2018 by

NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award April 3 of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump.

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HT March 2

Posted March 2, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force Airman Jeffrey Myers 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 an…

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412th Test Wing command chief retires after nearly 30 years

Posted June 8, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The 412th Test Wing's command chief master sergeant retired after more than 29 years of service with a ceremony in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 3.

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Northrop Grumman begins flight tests of MS-177 multi-spectral sensor

Posted March 1, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman has begun flight testing of the MS-177 sensor payload with a successful inaugural flight on an RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance autonomous aircraft system.

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Honorary Commanders get glimpse of electronic warfare

Posted November 27, 2017 by Steven Zapka

A group of community leaders and their guests visited Edwards Air Force Base in California recently to get a feel for the mission of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group Nov. 17, 2017.

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