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Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit goes on the road

Posted February 3, 2017 by

One of last year’s quick-kill innovation projects, the Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit, was deployed from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the Operation Blended Warrior event in December. This was the second year of a four-year event and Edwards AFB’s Mark Louton (software developer and flyer), Steve Hansen (technician), Orion…

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First Term Airman’s Center expands into new realm

Posted February 3, 2017 by Christopher Ball

2016 is gone, 2017 is well underway, and many people are hard at work maintaining those first-of-the-year resolutions.

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Arts and Crafts Center hosts first Stained Glass Class

Posted February 3, 2017 by Kayla Fagan

Air Force photograph by Kayla Fagan Cheyenne Bower, Arts and Crafts director (left), demonstrates how to use a grinder machine for participant Jasmine Johengen at the first Stained Glass Class held Jan. 26, 2017, at the Arts & Crafts Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Thirteen members of the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,…

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Civilian aircraft crash kills Edwards pilot

Posted January 30, 2017 by

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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Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts B-52 for HERO testing

Posted January 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner A B-52 from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is backed into the Benefield Anechoic Facility Jan. 9. 2017. A B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is undergoing Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance testing in the Benefield…

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Project shows collaboration key to innovation success

Posted January 27, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Innovation means using a new idea, method, or device. So to step away from the status quo, someone pursuing innovation may have to look for answers beyond the usual, and one method encouraged by Edwards AFB innovators is collaboration. Edwards’ Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team – XCITE team for short – actively engages in…

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Maintainers’ close ties to Desert High leads to nose art on B-1B Lancer

Posted January 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Desert Junior-Senior High School’s Class of 2017 received an early graduation gift as they were presented with a professionally painted DHS Scorpions logo on the side of a B-1B Lancer Jan. 19, 2017.

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2017 Edwards Tax Center opens Feb. 8

Posted January 27, 2017 by

The 2017 Edwards AFB Tax Center will open Feb. 8, and remain open through April 12. The center will be open 8 a.m.-noon and 1- 4 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays.   Due to a shortage of manpower, the 2017 Tax Center will be limited in its size and scope to active duty service members E-6 and…

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Posted January 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Navigating the next generation

Posted January 20, 2017 by

Walter Klein travels all over the world as a navigator for NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory.

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