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Latest HCC tour all about electronic warfare

Posted January 29, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

The Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders tour Jan. 22 was all about the 412th Electronic Warfare Group.

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Unleashed innovator creates automated ‘Admin Toolkit’

Posted October 8, 2018 by

Computers are the most important communications tool used by the 412th Test Wing’s workforce at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Software updates/changes are routinely applied to improve performance and security.  When these updates don’t go as planned, the 412th Communications Squadron provides the critical technical support to return our systems to service as quickly as…

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Schaefer to take reins of AFTC

Posted April 2, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, the 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been selected as the next commander of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards. Schaefer will replace Maj. Gen….

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News Briefs – November 13, 2015

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Combat Dining Out The 2015 412th Test Wing Combat Dining-Out, sponsored by the Edwards Top 3, is Nov. 21 in Hanger 1870. Obstacle course entry will be at 5 p.m. with the social beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dress for military and civilian is combat-related uniform; any combination is fine and can be creative. If using…

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Dorm 2424 reopened after renovations, modern upgrades

Posted February 10, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A ribbon cutting was held Feb. 8, 2017, to signify the completion of Dormitory 2424 after extensive renovations and upgrades. The official ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Dormitory 2424 took place Feb. 8, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to signify the completion of its major renovation….

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Blue Mountain Tribe: local band gets national attention

Posted October 14, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph Blue Mountain Tribe — Pat Mata, Joseph Sandoval, Caleb Hairston, Robin “Bubba” Hairston and James Bixler – recently won ‘Best Blues Recording’ at the Native American Music Awards. All band members are Native American, and three are members of Team Edwards. Their only recording hangs on their producer’s wall among such names as…

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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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B-52 testers complete leaflet bomb drops

Posted July 26, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

An important part of U.S. military operations overseas is communicating with the local population. This can be done in a number of ways including something as simple as distributing leaflets.

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Desert tortoises up for adoption

Posted July 11, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.) Desert Tortoise Adoption Program is looking for base residents to foster captive desert tortoises. Members of the program say desert tortoises are low maintenance and make great pets. Adoptions through the program are free and no prior knowledge of reptiles is needed as…

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NASA’s first deaf engineer in active mission control role impresses

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On April 4, 2017, which was the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage, a modified NASA Gulfstream III took off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to become the first NASA aircraft to fly with a twisted wing flap configuration.

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