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Test team looks at new parachute for ACES II ejection seat

Posted June 28, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Members of the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are testing a new parachute canopy for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II, or ACES II.

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Local Tech Trekkers learn about flight test, fighters

Posted July 21, 2017 by Christopher Okula and Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Tech Trekkers receive a plane-side briefing about flight test next to a T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer in Hangar 1207. Tech Trek is a girls’ math and science camp organized by the American Association of University Women, and is designed to instill confidence among female students as they begin to…

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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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Detour coming to South Gate

Posted March 24, 2017 by

South Lancaster Blvd. at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will be closed from the Edwards sign to Mercury Blvd. for a pavement repair project. South Gate will stay open throughout construction. Motorists will need to use a detour route — 140th St. E. to Mercury Blvd. — to bypass construction and reach south gate. Construction…

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Edwards EOD destroys hazardous chemical in Lancaster

Posted June 15, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from the 812th Civil Engineering Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., blew up 20 gallons of a hazardous chemical at an on-base range June 6.

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Combat capability increases for Marine F-35

Posted September 7, 2016 by

Three F-35B aircraft and 75 U.S. Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 F-35B Detachment at Edwards Air Force Base , Calif., along with 21 test personnel from the JSF Operational Test Team at Edwards have deployed to Eglin Air Force Base, Calif.,  to complete operational test  missile shots.

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News Briefs – April 15, 2016

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Chapel seminar Daryl Knudeson will be teaching a women’s breakfast seminar about God’s design for women entitled, “For This Reason.” Come and take a journey with her back to the Garden of Eden to gain a perspective on the challenges many of us face in marriage and how through understanding God’s original design we can…

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Many participants at the Newcomer’s Orientation Briefing information fair Nov. 2 handed out free gifts as a way to welcome those new to Edwards AFB. The information fair was held in the Airman and Family Readiness Center Looking Glass Room.
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You don’t have to be a ‘newcomer’ to get base information

Posted November 8, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A member the 412th Civil Engineer Group Environmental Management stands by her information booth, ready to answer questions, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Nov. 2. Environmental Management was one of two dozen organizations invited to participate in an information fair put on by 412th Force Support Squadron…

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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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Dorm 2424 reopened after renovations, modern upgrades

Posted February 10, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A ribbon cutting was held Feb. 8, 2017, to signify the completion of Dormitory 2424 after extensive renovations and upgrades. The official ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Dormitory 2424 took place Feb. 8, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to signify the completion of its major renovation….

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