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SCHAEF Talks

Posted July 3, 2017 by

The 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, has recorded a new edition of SCHAEF Talks. In this episode the general talks about a culture of compliance, not only across the workforce, but with everything we do.

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B-52 gets mapped for laser operations with new LITENING Targeting Pod

Posted October 9, 2015 by

The 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB recently executed ground laser testing on the B-52H aircraft. 

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Dorm renovation leads to artistic discovery

Posted September 11, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Roughly five weeks ago, a Marvel-style comic mural dedicated to the men and women of Edwards AFB’s Civil Engineering sections was uncovered during construction in Dorm 2424. The mural, which was under metal studs and drywall, is roughly eight-feet tall by 20-feet wide. Next to the artist signature is a…

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Half day

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Team Edwards, President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order excusing federal employees from duty for half a day Dec. 24. In conjunction with the Executive Order, Dec. 24 is designated as an AFMC Family Day.  412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, has authorized this as a down day for 412th TW military…

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F-35As from Edwards test readiness at Mountain Home AFB

Posted February 26, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans

Six F-35As arrived at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016, from Edwards AFB, Calif., to begin an operational deployment test at a nearby range complex. The test will help develop the concept of operations as well as validate the aircraft's capability to deploy.

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Local schoolchildren enjoy Earth Day presentations

Posted April 25, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Edwards schoolchildren approach a Kern County Fire Department UH-1N firefighting and rescue helicopter to learn about the fire department’s role in protecting the local environment. The helicopter was flown in as part of the Earth Day presentations at Bailey Elementary School Friday. Several base organizations from Edwards Air Force…

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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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Desert Junior-Senior High launches math, science initiative

Posted October 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula During her trip to the area Oct. 11, 2016, Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, participated in a number of activities marking the start of the Desert Junior Senior High School ‘s National Math and Science Initiative program. Pawlikowski attended an NMSI luncheon, met with STEM…

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New funnel system drastically reduces cost in fire suppression test at Edwards

Posted January 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., developed a new funnel system that captures the foam or water deluge during required hangar fire-suppression system tests saving $79,750 and several days of delay, which can be critically important for test programs.

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Indian Air Force Test Pilot School visits Edwards

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Indian Air Force Test Pilot School staff members and students consisting of 14 pilots and engineers, pose for a group photo in front of the NF-104 outside the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School March 8, 2017. The visit to TPS was part of a two-day tour of Edwards…

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