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News Briefs – November 8, 2017

Posted November 8, 2017 by

Air Force error allows Texas church shooter to buy guns Authorities say the gunman who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was able to buy weapons because the Air Force did not report his domestic violence conviction to the federal database. Federal officials said Nov. 6 that the Air Force didn’t…

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon serves aerospace community

Posted December 4, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Aerotech News and Review, and Boeing sponsored the November Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon featuring guest speaker, Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Air combat in Vietnam: The privilege of serving

Posted April 7, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

One minute you were soaring in the wild blue above the fields of North Vietnam and environs of Hanoi “at about Mach 1.3,” and the next instant your aircraft was on fire and disintegrating around you.

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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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F-35s from Edwards to perform Rose Parade flyover

Posted December 29, 2017 by

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron on Edwards Air Force Base will take part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. The fifth-generation fighters are scheduled to accompany a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber from the 509th Bomb…

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Aerospace Valley

Posted May 20, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph A few days ago Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Aero Bending Company in Palmdale. He received a tour of their facility, met employees and viewed the components they manufacture for the F-35 program in support of both Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. “This is another one of our great aerospace companies in the…

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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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Mojave — thinking outside the box

Posted December 30, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

To many around the world, the Antelope Valley is considered the epicenter of aviation. And a new generation of ‘thinking outside the box’ has exploded -- Mojave Air & Space Port is where it’s happening.

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Caramanno ready to begin ‘outstanding’ journey

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno, 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is one of 2016s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Last month, the Air Force announced that one Edwards Air Force Base’s own is one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2016. In the…

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Schaefer highlights accomplishments of 412th TW at commander’s call

Posted February 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., updated Team Edwards on test programs, highlighted recent accomplishments and thanked everyone on base for their hard work and dedication in accomplishing the mission at two commander’s calls held Feb. 1 in the base theater.

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