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NASA Armstrong celebrates 70 years of flight research, testing

Posted September 28, 2016 by

A video showcasing 70 Years of research at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, began airing on NASA television Sept. 26. Armstrong, the agency’s lead center for atmospheric flight research operations, began its storied history in the high desert in September 1946. Initially focused on experimental aircraft called X-planes, flight research with the…

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

Posted September 23, 2016 by Christopher Ball

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Test pilot’s legacy honored

Posted September 23, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Lorrie Epling (center), daughter of test pilot Milburn G. “Mel” Apt, and her family, daughters Rachel (left) and Brisley and husband Michael, pose with museum specialist Tony Moore in front of the newly-unveiled display of Apt and Bell X-2 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 16, 2016….

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Third Master Sgt. Derrell Willson retires from Air Force

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

For the third time in U.S. Air Force history, a Master Sgt. Derrell Willson has retired from the force. Master Sgt. Derrell Willson III, formerly of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, retired Sept. 16, 2016, in front of Bldg. 1, and in front of his father, retired Master Sgt. Derrell Willson II, and his grandfather…

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Detachment at Edwards joins rest of Navy in welcoming new chief petty officers

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Left to right: Chief Petty Officers Richard Crapser, Lawrence Borba and Justin Sexton don their new khaki uniforms and CPO combination covers after pinning on their anchors to officially become U.S. Navy CPOs at the base theater Sept. 16, 2016. Almost 5,000 Sailors across the Navy pinned on the…

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Small suggestion leads to big help for hungry Airmen

Posted September 20, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Plastic bags are now available at the Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility thanks to Airman 1st Class Gabriel Osirus III (left), 412th Medical Group Mental Health technician, who proposed the idea to Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief (right). It was easy for Airman 1st…

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Commander talks past, present, future at civilian call

Posted September 17, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took center stage at the Base Theater to discuss issues -- past, present and future -- during a civilian call Sept. 6.

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Edwards’ personnel get a tour of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, Emory Motorsports

Posted September 17, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

“Fantastic!” and “Incredible!” -- Just a few of the words used to describe Jay Leno’s collection of priceless cars and motorcycles by members of the 412th Operations Support Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Team Edwards ‘pushes’ for suicide prevention

Posted September 14, 2016 by Maj. Kevin Hooker

In recognition of September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Team Edwards is recruiting individuals to participate in the 22 push-up challenge. This challenge is meant to raise awareness of the alarmingly high suicide rate among veterans.

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Raptors converge on F-22 CTF as it prepares to move

Posted September 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Seven F-22A Raptors sit outside the 411th Flight Test Squadron Aug. 10. Four operational jets from three different bases are at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for testing to help improve the long-term combat capability of the F-22 Raptor. Just after the turn of the century, it wasn’t unusual…

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