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Edwards gets new top cop

Posted August 3, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Col. George Tromba (left), 412th Mission Support Group commander, hands the guidon and reins of the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Lt. Col. David Watts July 29, 2016. Watts will lead the force that protects the base populace, aircraft and other assets, along with…

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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted August 3, 2016 by

Air Force photograph Aug. 6, 1980 — A B-1 Lancer Combined Test Force crew completed an 11-hour sortie in B-1 No. 4. This was the longest nonstop flight ever logged by a B-1.

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Case lot, ‘Back to School’ August promotions yield savings for commissary patrons

Posted July 28, 2016 by

August means “Back to School” savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The commissary at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will conduct a Case Lot Sale Sept. 15-17. “The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop…

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Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Posted July 23, 2016 by Jay Levine NASA

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

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The AFFTM restoration facility has moved

Posted July 23, 2016 by

AFFTM photograph The Air Force Flight Test Museum restoration facility has moved from Main Base to the historical North Base. The restoration facility is now housed in perhaps the most historic building on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the XP-59 hangar.

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412th Maintenance Group change of command

Posted July 23, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Group guidon to the group’s new commander, Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13, 2016. Col. Robert Lepper relinquished command of the 412th Maintenance Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13. Brig….

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Parachute testers try out free fall deployment system

Posted July 16, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Testers from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., headed down the 215 Freeway to Perris, Calif., June 14-15 to qualify a direct-deployment method for the RA-1 parachute system. The RA-1 is the military equivalent of the commercial Raider/Intruder system that is manufactured by Airborne Systems. The parachute system was designed for static line, ripcord and bottom of…

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Two-month UAS flight test series concludes

Posted July 16, 2016 by

As the wheels of NASA’s Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System touched down June 30, 2016, a two-month flight test series came to a close, concluding an essential stage in the agency’s research into technologies that support safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

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Museum launches ‘Give to Restore’ campaign

Posted July 16, 2016 by

The Air Force Flight Test Museum located at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is currently raising money to restore the museum’s YF-117A.

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New top mission support officer introduced

Posted July 16, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Left to right: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, hands Col. George Tromba the 412th Mission Support Group guidon as outgoing commander Col. Eric Leshinsky looks on during a change of command ceremony July 8, 2016. Col. George Tromba took the reins of the 412th Mission Support…

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