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Gathering of Eagles celebrates F-117A test program

Posted October 7, 2016 by Peter W. Merlin

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted the Gathering of Eagles Oct. 1 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. The annual event celebrates significant events in flight-test history.

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Rare XB-47 is home once again

Posted October 7, 2016 by by William J. Simone

The Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum recently completed the first phase of a multiple phase effort to save and restore the world’s oldest B-47 medium jet bomber.

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Meeting of the minds – Innovation team hears energy-saving proposal

Posted September 30, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 412th Test Wing Innovation Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is always looking for a few good ideas, and it may have received one Sept. 23,2016.

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Just wing it!

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Two cranes and a forklift steadily moved the newly-acquired XB-47 wing into place to be attached to the fuselage Sept. 26. 2016. The Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., acquired the historic test bomber last week after it spent the last six decades on…

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 70 years of flight research, testing

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A video showcasing 70 Years of research at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, began airing on NASA television Sept. 26. Armstrong, the agency’s lead center for atmospheric flight research operations, began its storied history in the high desert in September 1946. Initially focused on experimental aircraft called X-planes, flight research with the…

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

Posted September 23, 2016 by Christopher Ball

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Test pilot’s legacy honored

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Lorrie Epling (center), daughter of test pilot Milburn G. “Mel” Apt, and her family, daughters Rachel (left) and Brisley and husband Michael, pose with museum specialist Tony Moore in front of the newly-unveiled display of Apt and Bell X-2 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 16, 2016….

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Third Master Sgt. Derrell Willson retires from Air Force

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

For the third time in U.S. Air Force history, a Master Sgt. Derrell Willson has retired from the force. Master Sgt. Derrell Willson III, formerly of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, retired Sept. 16, 2016, in front of Bldg. 1, and in front of his father, retired Master Sgt. Derrell Willson II, and his grandfather…

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Detachment at Edwards joins rest of Navy in welcoming new chief petty officers

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Left to right: Chief Petty Officers Richard Crapser, Lawrence Borba and Justin Sexton don their new khaki uniforms and CPO combination covers after pinning on their anchors to officially become U.S. Navy CPOs at the base theater Sept. 16, 2016. Almost 5,000 Sailors across the Navy pinned on the…

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Small suggestion leads to big help for hungry Airmen

Posted September 20, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Plastic bags are now available at the Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility thanks to Airman 1st Class Gabriel Osirus III (left), 412th Medical Group Mental Health technician, who proposed the idea to Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief (right). It was easy for Airman 1st…

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