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Corvias Foundation awards scholarship to student from Edwards AFB

Posted June 18, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph Corvias Foundation scholarship recipient, Zoexenita Mercado of Desert High School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,poses for a photo with a University of California, Davis mascot cutout. She plans to attend the university and be a surgeon in the future. Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, has…

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Posted June 15, 2018 by

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.

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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

Posted June 13, 2018 by

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.

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Bundles for Babies prepare new parents for baby

Posted June 13, 2018 by Laura Motes

Air Force photograph by Laura Motes Arlene Johnson, Family Advocacy outreach manager, has future father, Staff Sgt. Gregory Bolden, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, try on the empathy belly to simulate the weight that is carried during pregnancy. The Airman and Family Readiness Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., educates future parents on preparing…

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New commander introduced at mission support group

Posted June 11, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Col. Jeffry Hollman took the reins of the 412th Mission Support Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during an assumption of command ceremony held at Club Muroc June 4, 2018.

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KC-46 Pegasus returns to Edwards for flight tests

Posted June 8, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

A KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft touched down at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 23, 2018, for flight tests.

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Two escape plane crash during test flight in California desert

Posted June 6, 2018 by AP

A pilot and a passenger safely ejected before their single-engine turboprop crashed during a test flight June 4 in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, a spokesman for the plane’s developer said. Both occupants are OK after successfully deploying their parachutes before the GA10 aircraft crashed about 15 miles west of Edwards Air Force Base, according to…

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Civ-Mil group gets ‘up close’ look at Edwards

Posted June 1, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Members of the Edwards Air Force Base Civ-Mil group visited the base May 18, 2018, for a day-long visit that combined a review of some of the projects the group has supported, with highlights of the base’s flight test mission.

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CDC breaks ground on new playground

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Laura Motes From left: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander; Col. George Tromba, former 412th Mission Support Group commander; and Janice Hollen, 412th Force Support Squadron director; break ground on a new playground for the Child Development Center May 15, 2018. Construction will begin June 1 and is projected…

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2018 Military Appreciation Day shows gratitude for all retirees

Posted May 23, 2018 by Laura Motes

Air Force photograph by Laura Motes The 2018 Military Retiree Appreciation Day took place in Hangar 1210 with a B-1 Lancer on display for the event this year. Military retirees and their guests visited Hangar 1210 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the annual Retiree Appreciation Day May 19, 2018. Participants had the opportunity…

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