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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

Posted December 9, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

Posted December 2, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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‘Tis the season

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Everyone is invited to come out to the Main Exchange parking lot at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 2 for an evening of fun as Team Edwards kicks off the holiday season. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Enjoy holiday music, the Holiday Lane Card contest, vendors, snow, Santa…

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Landing on display

Posted December 2, 2016 by

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California lent its Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, or LLRV, and a Space Shuttle Crew Transporter to the Air Force Flight Test Museum on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Searching for the Green Dot gnome

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Air Force photo/illustration by Ethan Wagner and Kenji Thuloweit From left: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander; Marlan Woodside, Green Dot implementer; and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th TW command chief; pose with Gunijoglas, a gnome that will appear in different locations from Dec. 5-9. People who find Gunijoglas can take a…

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Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

Posted November 30, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force.

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Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted November 23, 2016 by David Vergun

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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Exchange program brings South Korean test pilots to TPS

Posted November 22, 2016 by

The Korean Test Pilot School brought two students and two instructors to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to fly T-38s and F-16s Oct. 30-Nov.  4.

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Danny Bazzell new FTHF general manager

Posted November 18, 2016 by

The Flight Test Historical Foundation announced Nov. 14 the selection of Danny Bazzell as the new general manager. The mission of the Flight Test Historical Foundation, a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is to preserve the rich local history of flight test by raising funds to support the development of the Air Force Flight Test Museum at…

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Season of giving

Posted November 18, 2016 by Air Force photographs by Christopher Ball

Volunteers from Edwards’ First Sergeants Council and Lockheed Martin prepare Operation Home Front holiday meal gift bags for Edwards families that may need extra help. The bags contained dry goods to create a holiday meal, as well as a $25 Commissary gift certificate to get a turkey or ham, a small AAFES BX certificate, a…

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