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Bicyclist killed in collision

Posted August 7, 2017 by

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed at approximately 6:36 a.m., Aug. 7 on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The victim was struck while bicycling on the eastbound lane of Rosamond Boulevard. Air Force Security Forces were first on scene. The man was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead….

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Detour coming to South Gate

Posted March 24, 2017 by

South Lancaster Blvd. at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will be closed from the Edwards sign to Mercury Blvd. for a pavement repair project. South Gate will stay open throughout construction. Motorists will need to use a detour route — 140th St. E. to Mercury Blvd. — to bypass construction and reach south gate. Construction…

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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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Civilian aircraft crash kills Edwards pilot

Posted January 30, 2017 by

An officer assigned to the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., lost his life when the privately owned aircraft he was operating crashed near San Antonio, Texas, the afternoon of Jan. 25. Maj. Lee Berra, 32, a B-1 Test Pilot with the 419th FLTS, was flying a single-engine Cirrus SR22 from…

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A space odyssey

Posted October 21, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball NASA’s Space Shuttle Crew Transport Vehicle and Lunar Landing Research Vehicle pass through the gate at the end of Edwards main runway on their way to the Air Force Flight Test Museum Oct. 13, 2016. Both vehicles were donated by NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. NASA’s Lunar Landing Research…

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What is the value of developmental test?

Posted April 15, 2016 by Ryan Parsons

Imagine the frustration of having a brand new rotary launcher, capable of carrying 16,000 lbs of smart bombs, and you discover that the dropped bombs potentially would not arm or explode on impact?

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Edwards’ 416th FLTS working to upgrade F-16 radar

Posted March 24, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continually conducts developmental testing to enhance the warfighting capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. One focus of the F-16 testers here is the integration and testing of a new radar as part of the F-16 Radar Modernization Program. According to its manufacturer, Northrop Grumman,…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted October 23, 2015 by

Oct. 26-30 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Country fried steak Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Beef stroganoff Over egg noodles and vegetables Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Baked cod Macaroni and cheese, and broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage…

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Security forces cracking down on speeders

Posted June 16, 2017 by Senior Airman Xavier Lane

Air Force photograph Airmen from the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., pull over a vehicle for speeding. The community at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a huge problem on its hands that security forces and others are looking to rectify. There has been a large number of speeding violations cited…

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AFTC announces its fall logistics professional development

Posted November 6, 2015 by Michele Chebahtah

Professional certifications are climbing throughout the 412th Maintenance Group. During the Professional Maintenance Certification Program 2015 Spring Open Season, Air Force Test Center employees submitted 35 applications for PMxCP and all 35 applicants earned certification.

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