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Eddie’s Quest to the Benefield Anechoic Facility

As a new group commander to the 412th Test Wing, I was recently amazed by the incredible engineering talent resident within the 412th Electronic Warfare Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

“Innovation.” The word rolls off virtually every senior leader’s tongue. Your supervisors may have asked, “How are you innovating? How are we spending Air Force innovation funds? Has our organization connected with AFWERX? What are your teams doing to innovate?”

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Mentorship propels AFTC vice commander’s career

Have fun, try something new, and give back and mentor are three parts that make up Col. Angela Suplisson’s life mantra. “I try to have fun in everything I do — whether at work or at home. A little bit of fun and camaraderie at work makes the team more productive."

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Aerial refueling probe light evaluations flown with KC-135: Effort to clear F-35 night refueling envelope

The F-35 program recently completed testing on an improved lighting assembly with the KC-135 that will enable the Navy and Marine Corps F-35 variants to refuel behind the tanker at night. Flight testing of the redesigned light, which attaches to a refueling probe, was led by Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., and supported by Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.


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Events

Police Week 2019

Posted  April 22, 2019

Police Week 2019 is scheduled for May 13-17. There are multiple events planned throughout the week: May 13, at 8 a.m. — Opening Ceremony and For the Fallen Ruck March at the Base Gym May 14, at 9 a.m. — Shooting Competition at CATM May 15, at noon — Over 30 vs. Under 30 Basketball Game…

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Eddie’s Quest to the Benefield Anechoic Facility

Posted  April 19, 2019

As a new group commander to the 412th Test Wing, I was recently amazed by the incredible engineering talent resident within the 412th Electronic Warfare Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

Posted  April 12, 2019

“Innovation.” The word rolls off virtually every senior leader’s tongue. Your supervisors may have asked, “How are you innovating? How are we spending Air Force innovation funds? Has our organization connected with AFWERX? What are your teams doing to innovate?”

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Prescribed fire burns on Edwards scheduled to begin April 28

Posted  April 12, 2019

While wildland fire is not a common occurrence on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., fire management is a pivotal activity that can affect natural resource management activities and provide man-made asset protection. Prescribed fire burn activities are planned for the Muroc Lake Golf Course near Rosamond Blvd. and Old Area C near Bailey Road from…

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Salutes & Awards

Auto-GCAS team wins prestigious award

Posted  April 10, 2019

Smithsonian Institution photograph The Collier Trophy was established in 1911 by Robert J. Collier, publisher and early President of the Aero Club of America. The trophy is administered by the National Aeronautic Association of the U.S.A. and is awarded annually for “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the…

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