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New test force focuses on autonomy, unmanned aircraft, new technologies

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay Local

Aerial photographer hangs up his helmet after flying more than 2,000 hours

Lockheed Martin aerial photographer Tom Reynolds didn’t have a clue that saying yes to a temporary, year-long assignment would turn into a 33-year career at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Gathering of Eagles celebrates F-117A test program

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted the Gathering of Eagles Oct. 1 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. The annual event celebrates significant events in flight-test history.

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Rare XB-47 is home once again

The Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum recently completed the first phase of a multiple phase effort to save and restore the world’s oldest B-47 medium jet bomber.

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Team Edwards member wins DOD’s 2016 Spirit of Hope Award

Timothy Bryant, Space Positioning Optical Radar Tracking operations chief, 412th Operations Support Group, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was one of five people honored by the Department of Defense as a recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Hope Award, which is given for exemplary service and support to the troops.

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This week in flight test history: Yeager breaks sound barrier

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph At Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1947, on his ninth powered flightin the airplane, Capt. Charles E. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 Glamorous   Glennis, named after his wife, to a speed of 699.4 mph at 43,000 feet (Mach 1.06), and became the first to exceed the…

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Edwards youth ‘conquer’ the gift of giving, volunteering

Posted  May 22, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A youth group from the Base Chapel’s Catholic parish, called The Conquerors, is doing its best to exemplify the Air Force core value, “service before self,” in all they do. As part of that effort, the youth group recently took time to raise funds and donate money to the base’s local…

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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Posted  May 27, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Developmental Test and Evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place. At least, it usually does. “Deployed Flight Test of the Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX (CA-7)” by Dr. Stephanie Smith, Air Force Test Center Office of History, tells a very different story. It’s…

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I’m not just an Airman, I’m a spouse, and I can be both

Posted  June 5, 2015

Sometimes, all of my identities get hard to handle. No, I’m not a superhero with an alter-ego, but I do wear quite a few different hats. I am an active duty Airman, I am a mom, I am a daughter, I am a sister, and I also happen to be the spouse of an active…

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Community networking spotlight: Tom Weil

Posted  June 5, 2015

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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