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Innovative Team of quarter explores pilot workload

Posted November 12, 2018 by Carlie Mensen

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Innovative Team of the Quarter — the 412th Operations Group’s Objective Measures of Pilot Workload Team –, is changing the way we test and evaluate the pilot workload experienced during flight operations.  The pilot workload team brought their idea to the XCITE Team for funding and with help from the…

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Air Force Test Center gets new top NCO

Posted November 9, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Ditore is the new command chief for the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Ditore comes to Edwards from Kadena Air Base, Japan, where he served as the 18th Wing command chief master sergeant.

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Volunteers needed at Edwards AFB schools

Posted November 9, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph A classroom at Branch Elementary School on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The schools at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are in need of volunteers in tutoring, recess/lunch helpers, sports and after-school activities. Applications are available at the Muroc Joint Unified School District website: http://muroc.k12.ca.us/district-forms/, or on base at the Youth Center and…

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AF team talks space with Edwards test experts

Posted November 9, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

There’s no better way to learn about testing complex things than visiting Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. That’s why the 412th Test Wing hosted a forum to discuss space test and evaluation Oct. 29, 2018.

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The center of aerospace testing universe

Posted November 7, 2018 by Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert

In 1992, I took a day off from my summer job at McDonnell Douglas to make a quick visit to the famed Edwards Air Force Base. Though I didn’t have a lot of time to admire the work that was being done here at that time, I walked away from that day humbled and amazed…

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Edwards hosts AFMC energy assurance summit

Posted November 2, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Photograph courtesy of Dr. Rose Broderson John Shartzer, 412th Engineering Group (back), gives members of the Air Force Materiel Command Energy Assurance Working Group a tour of a hangar that was affixed with LED lighting to save energy costs. Edwards hosted the latest biannual AFMC energy assurance summit Oct. 23-25, 2018. Representatives from Air Force…

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412th Test Wing releases fiscal 2019 Strategic Action Plan

Posted October 31, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

In August, base leadership at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., came together for its annual strategic planning meeting where each organization was represented to provide inputs and come up with a path forward to meet goals of the Air Force and the National Defense Strategy for the new fiscal year. The resulting product from that…

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Desert tortoises: One of Edwards AFB’s natural residents

Posted October 31, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Courtesy photograph A desert tortoise sign installed by the 412th Civil Engineer Group on the side of North Rosamond Blvd. towards the North Gate of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The desert tortoise is one of the many animals found on Edwards Air Force Base in California’s High Desert. Listed as threatened under the federal…

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‘White space’ can lead to innovation

Posted October 29, 2018 by Carlie Mensen

Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, has put out the call to find white space — free time — for innovation. White space is freed up within your workday to focus on solving problems and innovating. But how do you find white space?  What if your idea does not seem big enough…

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Team Edwards bands together to raise breast cancer awareness

Posted October 26, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

According to the American Cancer Society, a woman has a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. In 2018, an estimated 40,920 women will die from breast cancer. Team Edwards is banding together to fight to reduce those numbers.

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