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This week in Edwards flight test history

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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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Aerial photographer hangs up his helmet after flying more than 2,000 hours

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Lockheed Martin aerial photographer Tom Reynolds didn’t have a clue that saying yes to a temporary, year-long assignment would turn into a 33-year career at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Students take on heartwarming project

Posted January 6, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph Ms. Kelly’s fifth-grade class from Branch Elementary put the finishing touches on handmade fleece scarves. The students made approximately 150 scarves and, along with donated gloves, gave them to the local homeless shelter. A group of Branch Elementary School students at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., got into the holiday spirit recently by…

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Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

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What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

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Command chief drops by 412th MXG to try out some weapons loading

Posted May 19, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Rowe

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Holding the missile, from left to right: Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief; Tech. Sgt. Monique Fernandez, 412th TW; and Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, 412th Maintenance Group; loaded an AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon May 11, 2017, at Hangar…

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Plant 42 honors fallen deputy

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Courtesy photograph On July 18, 2017, leadership from U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., presented members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station a plaque honoring LASD Sgt. Steve Owen, who was killed in the line of duty Oct. 5, 2016. The commemoration was part of a 2017 National Police Week…

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Warbirds descend on Edwards for upcoming 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight

Posted September 25, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Donald R. Allen From bottom: A B-25J Mitchell bomber, TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bomber, FG-1D Corsair fighter, and P-51D Mustang fighter flown by the Texas Flying Legends are escorted into Edwards AFB airspace by a C-12 crew from the 419th Flight Test Squadron Sept. 18, 2017. While Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,…

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Seeing an X-plane’s sonic boom

Posted December 18, 2017 by

When NASA’s next X-plane takes to the skies, it will produce some pretty cool images.

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Clothing drive scheduled for victims of sexual assault

Posted April 4, 2018 by Ebony DeGrate-Graves

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sexual Assault Response Office is hosting a clothing drive April 27 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Exchange lobby area. Many victims of sexual assault submit to a forensic examination in hopes of collecting DNA and evidence of their alleged assailant. They…

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Volunteer groups raise funds helping exchange shoppers wrap gifts

Posted October 23, 2015 by Rebecca R. Silva

Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading some holiday cheer as the Edwards AFB Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program.  “To make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange…

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