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‘Tis the season

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Everyone is invited to come out to the Main Exchange parking lot at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 2 for an evening of fun as Team Edwards kicks off the holiday season. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Enjoy holiday music, the Holiday Lane Card contest, vendors, snow, Santa…

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Not so quiet on the set

Posted February 15, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Chief Master Sergeant Todd Simmons (left), 412th Test Wing command chief, uses social media to be sure his voice is heard far and wide Feb. 8 during a Facebook Live broadcast titled “From the Top” from the Higher Grounds internet café in the dormitory complex. Edwards top enlisted leader…

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New hypoxia trainer saves time, money and lives

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Pilots and aircrew members at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., may be able to breathe easier knowing they don’t have to go to another base anymore for required hypoxia training.

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SCHAEF Talks

Posted July 3, 2017 by

The 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, has recorded a new edition of SCHAEF Talks. In this episode the general talks about a culture of compliance, not only across the workforce, but with everything we do.

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Dream Chaser undergoes captive carry test at Edwards

Posted September 1, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Dream Chaser Captive carry test Aug. 30 at Edwards AFB, Calif. Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser underwent a captive carry test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., Aug. 30. The test was part of the spacecraft’s Phase Two flight test efforts to advance the orbiter closer to…

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Base leaders get insight into corporate world

Posted November 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 412th Force Support Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., hosted an Executive Transition Assistance Program seminar for senior leaders Nov. 6-9 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. While the 412th FSS regularly conducts week-long TAP courses for separating military members, E-TAP is a rare opportunity for executive-level personnel, both military and civilian,…

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Wing commander talks leadership at annual business conference

Posted March 9, 2018 by Michelle Thomas

The Antelope Valley Board of Trade held its 46th Annual Business Outlook Conference at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif., Mar. 2. This year’s theme, “Small Business, Big Results,” highlighted the plight of small businesses and how they and larger employers impact the Antelope Valley.

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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

Posted June 13, 2018 by

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.

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Edwards Airmen celebrate Air Force birthday with ball

Posted September 14, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Edwards Air Force Base Airman and civilians dance during the 2018 Air Force Ball at the Antelope Valley Fair Grounds in Lancaster, Calif., Sept. 8, 2018. Airmen from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., civilians and family members commemorated the Air Force’s 71st birthday in grand fashion with a ball…

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Innovative customized tools for BAF customers

Posted November 19, 2018 by John Grigaliunas

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner A B-2 Spirit bomber sits in the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., preparing to undergo environmental control systems checks. Each test customer at the Benefield Anechoic Facility [Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.] is unique, bringing in one-of-a-kind new challenges. Customer-driven test designs require our BAF…

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