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418th FLTS supports Missile Defense Agency test success

Posted July 21, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., air-launched a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii July 11, 2017.

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Local Tech Trekkers learn about flight test, fighters

Posted July 21, 2017 by Christopher Okula and Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Tech Trekkers receive a plane-side briefing about flight test next to a T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer in Hangar 1207. Tech Trek is a girls’ math and science camp organized by the American Association of University Women, and is designed to instill confidence among female students as they begin to…

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Plant 42 honors fallen deputy

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Courtesy photograph On July 18, 2017, leadership from U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., presented members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station a plaque honoring LASD Sgt. Steve Owen, who was killed in the line of duty Oct. 5, 2016. The commemoration was part of a 2017 National Police Week…

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New vice commander for Air Force Test Center

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Col. Angela Suplisson is the new vice commander of the Air Force Test Center headquartered at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation challenge brings possible advancement in F-22 test capabilities

Posted July 17, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10.

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Higer becomes new commandant at USAF Test Pilot School

Posted July 17, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Col. Matthew Higer is the new commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., following a change of command ceremony held in Hangar 1207 July 14, 2017.

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418th Flight Test Squadron support enables MDA test success

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  A C-17 assigned to the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., air-launched a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii July 11, 2017. A THAAD weapon system located at PSCA in Kodiak, Alaska, detected, tracked and intercepted the target. Preliminary indications are that planned flight test objectives…

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July 4th fun, Summer Bash 2017 features little of everything

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Food, rides, music, and of course, fireworks highlighted this year’s Summer Bash put on by the 412th Force Support Squadron at Wings and Roberts Fields July 4, 2017. Special musical guest, Sundance Head, performed courtesy of the USO. Hundreds of party goers turned out for the annual summer event.            …

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Piute Ponds feature large variety of birds, wildlife

Posted July 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball A group of Blue-Winged Teal ducks take flight at Piute Ponds. Piute Ponds spans 9,600 acres and consists of numerous claypan ponds and low sand dunes. Amid the High Desert landscape that encompasses Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is a green oasis that provides a place for wildlife and…

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Men on a hot tin roof: Benefield Anechoic Facility getting some work done

Posted July 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The 412th Civil Engineer Group is overseeing a roof upgrade for the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The project should last 45-50 days depending on heat and weather conditions. Whether it’s made of tin or not, the roof of the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards…

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