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412th Maintenance Group change of command

Posted July 23, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Group guidon to the group’s new commander, Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13, 2016. Col. Robert Lepper relinquished command of the 412th Maintenance Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13. Brig….

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Parachute testers try out free fall deployment system

Posted July 16, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Testers from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., headed down the 215 Freeway to Perris, Calif., June 14-15 to qualify a direct-deployment method for the RA-1 parachute system. The RA-1 is the military equivalent of the commercial Raider/Intruder system that is manufactured by Airborne Systems. The parachute system was designed for static line, ripcord and bottom of…

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Two-month UAS flight test series concludes

Posted July 16, 2016 by

As the wheels of NASA’s Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System touched down June 30, 2016, a two-month flight test series came to a close, concluding an essential stage in the agency’s research into technologies that support safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

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Museum launches ‘Give to Restore’ campaign

Posted July 16, 2016 by

The Air Force Flight Test Museum located at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is currently raising money to restore the museum’s YF-117A.

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New top mission support officer introduced

Posted July 16, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Left to right: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, hands Col. George Tromba the 412th Mission Support Group guidon as outgoing commander Col. Eric Leshinsky looks on during a change of command ceremony July 8, 2016. Col. George Tromba took the reins of the 412th Mission Support…

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New leader for 416th FLTS

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Air Force photograph by Chris Okula Col. Scott Cain (left), 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 416th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Chris Keithley during a change of command ceremony June 24, 2016. Keithley takes over from Lt. Col. Darren Wees. Keithley comes to the 416th just down the road from the 461st…

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Engineers, technicians support KC-46 tanker testing on the ground

Posted July 1, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Refueling developmental testing with the Boeing KC-46A, are going on over 1,000 miles away in the Pacific Northwest, with Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supporting with chase aircraft.

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772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

Posted June 24, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In flight test, needs are everywhere. Parts, scheduling, the need for maintainers; need for computers, the need for spectrum to transmit data, etc.

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Change of command for 412th Medical Operations Squadron

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Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Karen Cox-Dean (left), 412th Medical Group commander, passes the 412th Medical Operations Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Catherine Callender, who succeeded Lt. Col. Corey Munro (right). The change of command ceremony was held at Club Muroc, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 13, 2016. The 412th MDOS oversees…

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Join 412th TW on its ‘innovation journey’

Posted June 20, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

One theme the Department of Defense is emphasizing is getting warfighters what they need, when they need it. Now and in the future.

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