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News Briefs – August 26, 2016

Posted August 26, 2016 by

Report: Air Force doesn’t know enough about defunding A-10 An assessment by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that was released Aug. 24 found that plans to retire the A-10 attack jet are poorly informed and under-developed. The aircraft is a major component of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., which has about 80 of the…

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Edwards test team wins ITEA award

Posted October 3, 2016 by

The HAVE LIGHT Test Team, comprised of local members from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and 775th Test Squadron has been selected as the winner for the 2016 International Test and Evaluation Association Awards, in the Technical Achievement Category. This team was a compilation of professionals from across the Air Force Test Center,…

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Havin’ a ball!

Posted October 28, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Branch Elementary School students have some new athletic equipment to play with thanks to Edwards AFB’s Middle Tier Association, Air Force Security Forces Association and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. Recently, students brought home flyers requesting donations of physical education equipment for the school….

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Requirements outlined for registration, storage, transport of weapons on base

Posted December 16, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Senior Airman Preston Pearce, 412th Security Forces Squadron armorer, checks out a weapon to another SFS member. The SFS recently briefed privately owned weapons registration, storage and transportation requirements at a town hall meeting at Edwards AFB, Calif. Nearly all military members are required at some point to qualify…

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Posted January 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Emerging Technologies CTF conducts its first test

Posted February 17, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The newly-formed Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force completed its first test high above Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017.

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Daughter visits crash site 59 years after father’s death

Posted March 20, 2017 by Christopher Ball

On Jan. 28, 1958, 33-year-old test pilot Tom Kilgariff was killed when his Douglas A-3D Skywarrior caught fire, broke apart and crashed in a field just west of Barstow, Calif.

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Community college’s small business development center partners with NASA

Posted April 21, 2017 by

NASA photograph Armstrong’s Flight Loads Lab offers thermal, structural, ground vibration and structural mode interaction testing of aircraft, spacecraft and components of vehicles. TriTech Small Business Development Center, hosted by Riverside Community College District, is entering into an agreement with NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Califo., to pilot a new business model to…

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HT May 19

Posted May 19, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Monika L. Hanreich 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…

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31st TES to celebrate 100 years of existence

Posted June 16, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community is invited to attend a special all-hands event at Hangar 1600 on June 23. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron is holding its centennial celebration. Festivities will run from noon to 4 p.m. The gala will feature food, static displays and historical items, squadron representatives said. The 31st…

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