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B-52 grounded at Edwards

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Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Gocong A wrecker dismantles B-52 56-0585 in front of the Air Force Flight Test Museum Oct. 27. The aircraft arrived at the AFFT Museum in 1983, and over the years the condition of the aircraft had deteriorated. Returning it to museum standards was not cost-effective. The Vietnam-era combat aircraft’s…

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Civilian aircraft crash kills Edwards pilot

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An officer assigned to the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., lost his life when the privately owned aircraft he was operating crashed near San Antonio, Texas, the afternoon of Jan. 25. Maj. Lee Berra, 32, a B-1 Test Pilot with the 419th FLTS, was flying a single-engine Cirrus SR22 from…

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America’s PrepareAthon!

Posted March 31, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Russell Warner (left), 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, Emergency Management specialist, lets a young woman spin the Air Force Emergency Management Wheel to get a prize and answer an emergency preparedness trivia question at the Exchange. Edwards is taking part in America’s PrepareAthon Month events throughout April. The Edwards Office…

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Professional development

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Courtesy photograph The May 2017 First Term Airman’s Center Class at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., poses for a group photo on the rooftop patio area of Club Muroc May 26, 2017. FTAC is a five-day course that provides informative briefings and training for newly assigned Airmen who have just arrived at their first permanent duty…

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Latest exercise tests base response to active shooter at high school

Posted August 9, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A disgruntled drama student took her frustrations out on her fellow students by opening fire on them with a 9mm pistol at Desert High School’s Scorpatorium multipurpose building.

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Recruiting efforts pay off in form of young, bright engineers

Posted November 3, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Each year, the 412th Test Engineering Group sends recruitment teams as far away as Georgia in search of young talent to pave the way for the future of flight test at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. This effort by the group seems to be paying off, with 63 new engineers hired in the past two years.

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From the ground, SPORT provides eyes for testers in the sky

Posted January 29, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

In a dark room at Ridley Mission Control, where computer screens and monitors provide the only light, air traffic controllers track and maintain constant communication with Edwards pilots and other air traffic control facilities, which plays a crucial role in the test mission.

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Dream Chaser departs NASA Armstrong

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich SNC Dream Chaser is lifted on to a truck in NASA Armstrong’s historic space shuttle hangar where the spacecraft stayed as it was being prepared for testing and flights. Dream Chaser is in Colorado at a SNC facility. After nearly 16 months at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California,…

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School Age Annex reopens after seven-month renovation

Posted August 17, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Murray Westley, 412th Civil Engineer Squadron director; Gwyneth Bown, 412th Force Support Squadron Child and Youth Programs Flight chief; Colleen Evangelista-Weeks, 412th FSS; Kristen Burks, 412th FSS; Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert; 412th Test Wing commander; Janice Hollen, 412th FSS director; and Col. Jeffry Hollman, 412th Mission…

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412th Test Wing releases fiscal 2019 Strategic Action Plan

Posted October 31, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

In August, base leadership at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., came together for its annual strategic planning meeting where each organization was represented to provide inputs and come up with a path forward to meet goals of the Air Force and the National Defense Strategy for the new fiscal year. The resulting product from that…

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