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Posted March 24, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The March 2017 First Term Airman’s Center class poses for a group photo on the rooftop patio area of Club Muroc March 17, 2017 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.  FTAC is a five-day course that provides informative briefings and training for newly…

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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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461st FLTS tests U.K. weapons for F-35B

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two United Kingdom weapons.

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Daughter visits crash site 59 years after father’s death

Posted March 20, 2017 by Christopher Ball

On Jan. 28, 1958, 33-year-old test pilot Tom Kilgariff was killed when his Douglas A-3D Skywarrior caught fire, broke apart and crashed in a field just west of Barstow, Calif.

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No bones about it, staffers get up-close look at Edwards K-9s

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Staff Sgt. Erick Hernandez, 412th Security Forces Squadron, is apprehended by Rolf, a military working dog, during a demonstration for congressional staffers at the 412th SFS Working Dog Section March 13, 2017. St. Patrick’s Day may be March 17, but the week kicked off with National K-9 Veterans Day….

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Indian Air Force Test Pilot School visits Edwards

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Indian Air Force Test Pilot School staff members and students consisting of 14 pilots and engineers, pose for a group photo in front of the NF-104 outside the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School March 8, 2017. The visit to TPS was part of a two-day tour of Edwards…

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Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

Posted March 10, 2017 by

What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

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First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers

Posted March 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise.

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Test wing commander says Air Force is ‘fired up’

Posted March 3, 2017 by Diane Betzler

Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., spoke to a full house at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s 45th Annual Business Outlook Conference Feb 24, and told the audience the U.S. Air Force is “fired” up about its future.

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Airmen can sign up now for professional enhancement courses

Posted March 3, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Enlisted instructors and leadership at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., want to create a culture of development with a constant focus on professional development.

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