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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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B-52 releases JASSM from internal bay

Posted August 15, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The personnel of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., accomplished another first recently by executing a clean separation of three Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, from the internal weapons bay of a B-52 Stratofortress at Edwards.

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Edwards introduces new and improved fuel storage system

Posted April 20, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The 412th Civil Engineering Group introduced the installation's new state-of-the-art Bulk Fuel Storage System on East Forbes Avenue at a ribbon-cutting ceremony here today.

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Edwards Air Force Base engineers search for future innovators

Posted May 16, 2018 by Laura Motes

Companies from all innovative disciplines often send engineers to career fairs all over the nation to search for future go-getters; and the Air Force test mission is no different.

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Gold Star families recognized here

Posted August 21, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, Col. Norm West, 412th Medical Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Donald Cook, 412th MDG superintendent, display the new Gold Star Family parking space in front of Edwards Main Clinic. On May 15, the Air Force introduced a service-wide Gold Star…

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Schaefer highlights accomplishments of 412th TW at commander’s call

Posted February 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., updated Team Edwards on test programs, highlighted recent accomplishments and thanked everyone on base for their hard work and dedication in accomplishing the mission at two commander’s calls held Feb. 1 in the base theater.

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First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers

Posted March 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise.

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Former AFMC commander talks innovation, third offset

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy were the topics brought forth by retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin, who spoke to members of Team Edwards Aug. 24 in the base theater.

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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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This week in flight test history: Yeager breaks sound barrier

Posted October 14, 2016 by

Air Force photograph At Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1947, on his ninth powered flightin the airplane, Capt. Charles E. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 Glamorous   Glennis, named after his wife, to a speed of 699.4 mph at 43,000 feet (Mach 1.06), and became the first to exceed the…

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