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QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing

Posted May 19, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photogpraph by Chris Higgins Three QF-16s from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., sit on the Edwards AFB flightline April 28. The full-scale aerial targets were requested by the Joint Operational Test Team to assist with test design development for upcoming operational testing of the F-35 Joint Strike…

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Civ-Mil releases 25th anniversary book with KaBoom

Posted May 19, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

With as much action in The Hanger as there was on the field, aerospace companies throughout the Antelope Valley enjoyed a cool and breezy Aerospace Appreciation Night with the Lancaster JetHawks as they beat Stockton 7-2, May 12 in Lancaster.

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Command chief drops by 412th MXG to try out some weapons loading

Posted May 19, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Rowe

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Holding the missile, from left to right: Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief; Tech. Sgt. Monique Fernandez, 412th TW; and Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, 412th Maintenance Group; loaded an AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon May 11, 2017, at Hangar…

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NASA’s first deaf engineer in active mission control role impresses

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On April 4, 2017, which was the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage, a modified NASA Gulfstream III took off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to become the first NASA aircraft to fly with a twisted wing flap configuration.

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AFMC commander Pawlikowski visits Edwards

Posted May 19, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Maj. Timothy Lau, 419th Flight Test Squadron, takes Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, around a B-52 Stratofortress used for flight test missions before taking off on an orientation flight May 12, 2017. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, visited Edwards Air Force…

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Schaefer applauds Team Edwards for recent inspection, looks to path ahead

Posted May 12, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The base theater at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was filled to maximum capacity for a commander’s call May 5 to recognize the achievements of the 412th Test Wing in the recent Capstone Unit Effectiveness Inspection that ran April 25-28.

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Kindergarten sign-ups

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Irving L. Branch Elementary School on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Registration for the 2017-2018 kindergarten school year at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will be May 16-17, 2017. Registration will take place in the Branch Elementary School multipurpose room from noon-3 p.m. on both days. Children must be…

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Leading the way

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., meets with Airman Leadership School students April 27, 2017. Schaefer takes time to visit each ALS class, which consists mainly of senior airmen who are taking their first Air Force Professional Development†course. The general talked about…

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AFSA 1328 lends some hands

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Courtesy photograph Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently sent 20 volunteers to help Habitat for Humanity in Santa Clarita, Calif., build homes for veterans. After being greeted with breakfast by the project managers, the 20 volunteers quickly got to work digging ditches and helping build the stone…

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‘Saturday Night Live’ alumnus Dean Edwards brings laughs to Edwards

Posted May 5, 2017 by Kayla Fagan

Courtesy photograph Comedian Dean Edwards performed at Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center April 27, 2017. Comedian Dean Edwards, star of MTV2’s “Guy Code” and a “Saturday Night Live” alumnus, entertained 85 members of the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community April 27, 2017. The free comedy show was brought to Edwards AFB by…

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