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Recruiting efforts pay off in form of young, bright engineers

Posted November 3, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Each year, the 412th Test Engineering Group sends recruitment teams as far away as Georgia in search of young talent to pave the way for the future of flight test at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. This effort by the group seems to be paying off, with 63 new engineers hired in the past two years.

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Nose art pays tribute to B-52’s top secret past

Posted October 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is sporting new nose art to commemorate it’s storied past.

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Falcons soar over L.A.

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., fly past Dodger Stadium after the ceremonial flyover at the beginning of game two of the 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros Oct. 25, 2017. The jets performed the ceremonial flyover at the conclusion…

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Edwards promotes AF call to ‘Protect Power’ for energy action month

Posted October 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 412th Civil Engineer Group Energy Management Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., invited several companies to the base to provide a few lessons on saving energy Oct. 18, 2017, as part of the President’s 2017 Energy Action Month observance in October. Representatives from power and solar companies, as well as military housing company…

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Allies in the sky

Posted October 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport refueled an B-52 Stratofortress from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in the skies over California this past September.

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Going solar

Posted October 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

368 homes to get solar panels as part of the Air Force’s broader energy resilience strategy This month, solar panel installation begins for 368 houses at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The 412th Civil Engineer Group’s Energy Management Team is supporting Corvias with their process of bringing renewable energy (solar power) to the Edwards AFB…

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Scouts have new home base thanks to civil engineers

Posted October 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts can call this newly renovated place home after members from the 412th Civil Engineer Group renovated a space in Bldg. 7211 within the Desert Mall area. What used to be a furniture store is now a place for Boy Scouts and Girl…

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Japan Air Self-Defense Force testers visit Edwards

Posted October 9, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong Maj. Naoki Morimoto, a flight test engineer, sits in the back seat of an Edwards T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer Sept. 26. Morimoto is a member of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force who visited the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School as part of the school’s student exchange…

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EOD proficiency training

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team participated in proficiency training at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in Gila Bend, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2017. Proficiency training ensures that EOD Airmen remain capable in using explosives to disarm possible improvised explosive device threats…

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Speed record set 50 years ago

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Fifty years ago on Oct. 3, 1967, Maj. William J. “Pete” Knight flew the modified X-15A-2 to a speed of Mach 6.72. The aircraft was flown with its full ablative coating and external fuel tanks. A dummy ramjet mounted on the lower ventral stub stabilizer fell away during the flight as a result of severe heat…

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