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Arnold Air Force Base hosts 2018 Air Force Test Center Strategic Offsite

The mission of the Air Force Test Center is to “conduct Developmental Test and Evaluation of air, space and cyber systems to provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers.”

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Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’ for 2019

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, addresses a packed base theater Jan. 2, 2018, for the wing’s annual Back in the Saddle event. Before heading into 2019 full throttle, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce…

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461st FLTS pilot makes history

History was made once again at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., when Maj. Rachael Winiecki became the first female F-35 developmental test pilot as she successfully completed her first flight test mission, Dec. 14, 2018.

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Edwards breaks ground on new fire station

Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California received an early gift right before the holidays Dec. 14, 2018. Base leadership joined members of the 412th Civil Engineer Group and its firefighters, along with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, to break ground on a new fire station on the flightline.

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Innovation: F-35 maintenance virtual reality/augmented reality initiative

Leveraging new technologies is what innovation is all about, and Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Neilson had a creative idea to establish an interactive virtual/augmented reality capability at the F-35 Integrated Test Force to conduct maintenance-related training.


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Rose Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life

Posted  December 22, 2017

This New Year’s Day, former 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot Maj. Benjamin Meier will be honored at the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., for the gifts of life he gave to several people following the tragedy that took his life in 2015.

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AFTC’s top civilian up for DOD award

Posted  January 11, 2019

A “diversity of experience” is what David K. Robertson attributes to his rise from a GS-07 entry-level engineer to a member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service. He began his career at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., straight out of Fresno State University in 1986 and today he helps oversee a $31 billion test…

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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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