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Fifty Edwards Airmen get speedy face-to-face mentoring from top

Posted November 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Middle Tier Association hosted a Chief Speed Review at the Desert Mall Oct. 17, 2016.

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Havin’ a ball!

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Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Branch Elementary School students have some new athletic equipment to play with thanks to Edwards AFB’s Middle Tier Association, Air Force Security Forces Association and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. Recently, students brought home flyers requesting donations of physical education equipment for the school….

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Edwards boom operators set sight on future KC-46 testing

Posted October 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Earlier this year in Everett, Wash., workers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, and Boeing teamed to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, which resulted in the Department of Defense authorizing initial production in August.  

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A space odyssey

Posted October 21, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball NASA’s Space Shuttle Crew Transport Vehicle and Lunar Landing Research Vehicle pass through the gate at the end of Edwards main runway on their way to the Air Force Flight Test Museum Oct. 13, 2016. Both vehicles were donated by NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. NASA’s Lunar Landing Research…

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Edwards NCO ‘joins’ the Marines for senior NCO training

Posted October 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When it came time for Master Sgt. Daniel Magas to attend the next step in his Professional Military Education -- the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy -- he decided to take a different route.  

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VISTA gives TPS clearer view of new flight control system

Posted October 21, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Students at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed testing of an innovative aircraft control system that is intended to add a margin of safety to aviation.

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This week in flight test history: Yeager breaks sound barrier

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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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Blue Mountain Tribe: local band gets national attention

Posted October 14, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph Blue Mountain Tribe — Pat Mata, Joseph Sandoval, Caleb Hairston, Robin “Bubba” Hairston and James Bixler – recently won ‘Best Blues Recording’ at the Native American Music Awards. All band members are Native American, and three are members of Team Edwards. Their only recording hangs on their producer’s wall among such names as…

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Desert Junior-Senior High launches math, science initiative

Posted October 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula During her trip to the area Oct. 11, 2016, Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, participated in a number of activities marking the start of the Desert Junior Senior High School ‘s National Math and Science Initiative program. Pawlikowski attended an NMSI luncheon, met with STEM…

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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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