Air Force

Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Posted May 27, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

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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Edwards Airman Spotlight September 11, 2015

Posted September 11, 2015 by from 412th Mission Support Group

Name:  Senior Airman Nicholas Covello Unit:  412th Security Forces Squadron Job title:  Unit scheduler/trainer Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I am responsible for scheduling appointments for over 350 personnel and for conducting essential training such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, utility terrain vehicles, Defender’s Edge, self-aid buddy care including moulage, and other subjects…

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Luncheon highlights unlimited opportunities for women

Posted September 4, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Ninety-five years ago, American women achieved full voting rights under the U.S. Constitution by passage of the 19th Amendment. Today, Aug. 26 has been designated Women’s Equality Day to commemorate that historic event. At Edwards, celebration took place in the form of a luncheon at Club Muroc championed by the…

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Edwards Airman Spotlight – September 18, 2015

Posted September 18, 2015 by 412th Mission Support Group

Name: Senior Airman Andrea Jones Unit: 412th Force Support Squadron Job title: Career Development Journeyman Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I ensure a smooth transition for all Air Force members and their families when they are permanently changing stations, separating from the Air Force, or retiring from the military. With a…

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

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner

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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Never underestimate your impact

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Chief Master Sgt. Zachary Capogna

Every day I visit our great Airmen and every day I come across more than one that underestimates their impact to the mission. There’s the one-stripe maintainer, “just repaneling an aircraft,” for the next day’s flight, or the young personalist, “just issuing another identification card,” or the defender, “just guarding the gate.” The list could…

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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

PALMDALE, Calif. — Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is the first of five being built for NATO. Northrop Grumman and their industrial partners joined community leaders at Northrop’s Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale for…

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DHS student awarded DAR bronze medal

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has presented awards to ROTC members since 1967. Each year, the Antelope Valley chapter works with eight high schools in the area to present JROTC students with a Bronze Medal. The medals are awarded to cadets that have demonstrated…

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412th SFS picks pumpkins for party from Rosamond pumpkin patch

Posted October 30, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Each year when October rolls around, pumpkin season begins. There are pumpkins for carving and decorating, pumpkin-spiced drinks, pumpkin pies and much more. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 192.2 million pounds of pumpkins were produced in California in 2014.

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Edwards engineer, aviatrix competes in historic air race

Posted July 10, 2015 by by Jet Fabara

Female aviators and air races in the U.S. have a rich history dating back to 1929, which originally started as the Women’s Air Derby and included a field of 20 female pilots that included renowned aviatresses such as Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes and Louise Thaden. For one 461st Flight Test Squadron engineer working on the…

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