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STARBASE officially blasts off with ceremony, rocket launch

Posted December 10, 2018 by Michelle Thomas

Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., became one of nine active duty bases to officially open a STARBASE program during a ribbon cutting ceremony in its classroom at Branch Elementary, Dec.7, 2018.

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Airmen battle enemy, elements in latest readiness exercise

Posted December 10, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

On a cold, dark and dreary day, 80 Airmen put on their mission oriented protected posture suits, grabbed their weapons and went to war. Sporadic machine gun fire and loud bangs could be heard from outside the FOB.

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X-56A suppresses flutter with two controllers

Posted December 7, 2018 by Jay Levine

The X-56A team has suppressed flutter, which is a potentially destructive oscillation, with a modern and a classical controller for the first time at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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U.K.’s Secretary of State for Defence visits countrymen at Edwards

Posted December 7, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

The United Kingdom’s top military official received an up-close look at his country’s new fifth-generation fighter Dec. 2, 2018. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) visited the U.K. component of the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team at Edwards AFB for a program brief on U.K. F-35 Lightning II testing.

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Innovative UAS solution for BAF RF measurement

Posted November 30, 2018 by John Grigaliunas

The Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., tests installed radio frequency systems. But testing in the BAF has some operational limitations: duration can be dominated by setup and calibration time; there are RF coverage limitations over the backbones of large aircraft; and dynamic antenna transmission restrictions.

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Canuck Chinook in BAF

Posted November 30, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook recently became another airframe to undergo electronic warfare testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation: Global Hawk testers raise their hand

Posted November 28, 2018 by Carlie Mensen

At the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., commander’s call Nov. 1, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert stated that “Innovation is an Airmen, at any level, raising their hand to say, ‘I’ve got a better way to do business.’”

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Career adviser helps Airmen plot career roadmap

Posted November 26, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Master Sgt. Jason Greenwell, Career Assistance Adviser, and Senior Airman Jacob Minter, 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, discuss possible career options at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 8, 2018. The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Career Adviser wants to help. He wants to make sure Airmen at the base…

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FSS Thanksgiving week holiday hours

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The 412th Force Support Squadron has released its Thanksgiving holiday hours for the week. Thursday, Nov. 22 All 412th Force Support Squadron facilities will be CLOSED except the following: Aero Club is flying sunrise to sunset (office closed). High Desert Inn, Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Breakfast:  6 a.m.-8 a.m. Holiday Meal:  11 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday…

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F-35s begin Auto GCAS test flights

Posted November 19, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

The 461st Flight Test Squadron recently began test flight missions with the F-35 aircraft and the Auto GCAS at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. “Auto-GCAS saves lives, it’s been proven in the F-16 and the F-22,” said Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton, F-35 Integrated Test Force director and 461st FLTS commander.

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