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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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Breaking the sound barrier: The not-so-impenetrable wall

Posted August 3, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Looking back at the breaking of the sound barrier in 1947, it’s interesting to recall all the stories and tales that surround that one special October day at Muroc/Edwards.

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Students showcase projects at annual AV Union High School District STEM Expo

Posted May 5, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Happy winners: Students pose with their well-deserved awards during the third annual Antelope Valley Union High School District STEM Expo at Eastside High School. Theories and experiments covered many aspects of life including life on Mars, how an egg can be helpful in learning about osmosis and kidney dialysis, and…

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AV Ninety-Nines raise money during annual poker run

Posted April 15, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Scott Liefeld taxies out in his home-built Pietenpol Air Camper and won third place in the Spot Landing competition during the Antelope Valley 99s 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Poker Run Flight. The Antelope Valley 99s chapter held its 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Poker Run Flight April 3 at…

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Edwards gets new top cop

Posted August 3, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Col. George Tromba (left), 412th Mission Support Group commander, hands the guidon and reins of the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Lt. Col. David Watts July 29, 2016. Watts will lead the force that protects the base populace, aircraft and other assets, along with…

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Vets seek volunteers for colors run

Posted May 2, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Vets 4 Veterans, the Antelope Valley group that works to prevent veteran homelessness, is looking for a few -- or a lot -- of good community volunteers for its 5K “Color Blast Fun Run” coming up in June.

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ADATS could assist X-planes with large, super-fast data transmission

Posted April 21, 2017 by Jay Levine

A network and communication architecture that can more efficiently move data from research aircraft, while using half the bandwidth of traditional methods, could eventually also enable data collection of precise measurements needed for testing the next generation of X-planes.

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AFSA 1328 lends some hands

Posted May 5, 2017 by

Courtesy photograph Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently sent 20 volunteers to help Habitat for Humanity in Santa Clarita, Calif., build homes for veterans. After being greeted with breakfast by the project managers, the 20 volunteers quickly got to work digging ditches and helping build the stone…

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Marine celebrates 100th birthday

Posted December 6, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Pat Murray celebrated her 100th birthday last week with two-days of celebrations. A member of the “Greatest Generation” and a World War II veteran, Murray went through ‘boot camp’ in 1943 at Parris Island, S.C., and became a parachute rigger – saving pilots’ lives. As part of the birthday celebration, Murray…

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New top mission support officer introduced

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Left to right: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, hands Col. George Tromba the 412th Mission Support Group guidon as outgoing commander Col. Eric Leshinsky looks on during a change of command ceremony July 8, 2016. Col. George Tromba took the reins of the 412th Mission Support…

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