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News Briefs – April 27, 2016

Posted April 28, 2016 by

NAPA Auto Parts grand opening May 2 The new NAPA Auto Parts store at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will hold its grand opening May 2 with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. there will be a special appearance from NAPA NASCAR driver Will Kozak. There will also be food, fun and…

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418th FLTS working to keep KC-135s flying

Posted August 5, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

By Jan. 1, 2017, the European Union is requiring all existing aircraft to have Traffic Collision Avoidance System version 7.1 installed on aircraft entering its airspace.

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This week in flight test history: Yeager breaks sound barrier

Posted October 14, 2016 by

Air Force photograph At Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1947, on his ninth powered flightin the airplane, Capt. Charles E. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 Glamorous   Glennis, named after his wife, to a speed of 699.4 mph at 43,000 feet (Mach 1.06), and became the first to exceed the…

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Bldg. 2750 conference room updated, brought into 21st century

Posted January 20, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Larry Wolford (left), 412th Test Wing Experimental Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration member, and Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th TW commander, cut the ribbon to the newly renovated conference room in Bldg. 2750 Jan. 12, 2016. The third floor conference room in the 412th Test Wing headquarters building was reintroduced…

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Daughter visits crash site 59 years after father’s death

Posted March 20, 2017 by Christopher Ball

On Jan. 28, 1958, 33-year-old test pilot Tom Kilgariff was killed when his Douglas A-3D Skywarrior caught fire, broke apart and crashed in a field just west of Barstow, Calif.

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Edwards bids farewell to respected Air Force Tech. Sergeant

Posted May 19, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

It takes a confident man to climb into a pointy hat with bells on it and paste on pointy ears ... and pull on pointy shoes and candy cane striped stockings.

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Dust in the wind

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Air Force photograph by Bayram Kurbanov Contractors compact the soil on South Lancaster Boulevard in preparation for new asphalt. After unplanned delays, construction has resumed and is expected to be complete within three months. Construction on South Lancaster Boulevard is moving forward. At the direction of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the contractor has been…

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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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Local congressman visits Edwards

Posted December 22, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., addresses a group at Edwards’ Stripes Lounge, Dec. 15, 2017. U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to speak at Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center Dec. 15, 2017. The visit was sponsored by the local Air Force Sergeants Association…

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News Briefs – October 23, 2015

Posted October 23, 2015 by

Disability awareness luncheon The 412th Test Wing and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center invites everyone to attend the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon Oct. 28 at Club Muroc. The lunch begins at 11 a.m. Dress is uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians. Guest speakers will be Andrew Skinner, founder…

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