April 15, 2016

This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Air Force photograph

April 10, 1959: Norair’s T-38 Talon made its first test flight, flown by company test pilot Lew Nelson. The performance of the twin-engine supersonic trainer replicated operational fighter planes and it soon replaced the subsonic T-33 in the Air Force’s Undergraduate Pilot Training program. This Edwards History Office file photo was captured sometime between 1960 and 1961.

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AFAF campaign begins March 26

The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 26, and will run until May 4.  Contributions to the AFAF can lend a helping hand to Airmen and their families–active duty and retired, officers and enlisted. The gifts can help with emergency needs, educational assistance, family support, and provide...
Air Force photograph by Al Bright

AFMC Excellence Award winners recognized

Air Force photograph by Al Bright Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Air Force Materiel Command, (from left), Ms. Patricia Young, AFMC executive director, Maj. Gen. Warren Berry, AFMC vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason...
Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong

Red Cross Dental Assistant Program returns to Edwards

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong Staff Sgt. Brittney Fields, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Dental Flight, works on a patient at the Edwards AFB, Calif., Dental Clinic. The American Red Cross, in conjuncti...