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Flight testers work towards compatible growth with commercial spectrum demands

Posted March 8, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Graphic courtesy of 412th Test Engineering Group In 1963, Don Thomson, an early instrumentation engineer at Edwards was quoted saying, “a good performance and flying qualities engineer isn’t worth his salt if he needs more than 50 parameters for a single engine aircraft.” Fast forward 50 years and flight test for the single-engine F-35 Lightning…

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New workforce development program coming for AFMC maintainers

Posted May 24, 2013 by Sandra B. Wimberly

A new career development program has been deployed to the Air Force Materiel Command maintenance community. The Maintenance Workforce Development Program is being implemented to provide a standard approach and increased opportunities for maintenance personnel to broaden their careers. The Logistics Advisory Council identified a need for development programs particularly focused on the Federal Wage…

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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

Posted July 26, 2013 by Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward

It’s not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical; it is…

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Iron Man stars in 15th Free Exchange-Exclusive Marvel Comic Book

Posted September 20, 2013 by Connor Hammett

Iron Man, the world-famous Armored Avenger, joins the U.S. Military to defend America from the dastardly dragon Fin Fang Foom in Marvel Comics’ fifteenth free, military-exclusive comic book, available only at Army & Air Force Exchange Service locations worldwide. In the all-new 36-page comic, an evil energy conglomerate awakens the ancient beast while illegally drilling…

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F-35A conducts first live fire with AMRAAM

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The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30.

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Air Force updates uniform policy

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen.

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Exchange pricing parity ensures consistency worldwide

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

Whether stationed here at Edwards Air Force Base or abroad, service members can expect to find the same, or very similar, prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. Known as pricing parity, this practice ensures Exchange prices are established centrally. “While there may be some slight price differentiations that occur with items…

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F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrates air-to-air combat capability

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman An F-35 from Edwards flies off the coast of California, Feb. 6, 2013. In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central California coast, an F-35B demonstrated the jet’s air-to-air combat capability when it sequentially engaged two aerial targets with two AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles…

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New heritage for 95th ABW, same tradition of excellence

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The 95th Air Base Wing, active at Edwards since 1994, transitioned to the 412th Test Wing July 13 during a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander.

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‘Vortex surfing’ could be revolutionary

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Roger Drinnon

Flight tests with C-17s "vortex surfing" at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 6 and Oct. 2, have demonstrated potentially large savings of fuel and money by doing what geese do naturally.

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