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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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New commander for Rocket Lab

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kenji Thulowei

A change of command ceremony was held at the “Rocket Lab” at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016, where Col. Patrick Davis (far right) relinquished command to Clark.

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B-52 releases JASSM from internal bay

Posted August 15, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The personnel of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., accomplished another first recently by executing a clean separation of three Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, from the internal weapons bay of a B-52 Stratofortress at Edwards.

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Back in BAF: B-1B Lancer returns to Benefield Anechoic Facility

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The B-1B Lancer has come home to test in the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Edwards K-9 teams support political conventions

Posted August 5, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Two teams from the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., were recently detailed to the U.S. Secret Service to ensure the security at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions held in Philadelphia and Cleveland, respectively.

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418th FLTS working to keep KC-135s flying

Posted August 5, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

By Jan. 1, 2017, the European Union is requiring all existing aircraft to have Traffic Collision Avoidance System version 7.1 installed on aircraft entering its airspace.

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Exercise Desert Wind 16-05 tests response to active shooter

Posted August 3, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

On Aug. 1, defenders from the 412th Security Forces Squadron responded to Bldg. 2850 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., after a report of shots fired, what they arrived to were people screaming and a mass shooting situation leaving carnage everywhere.  

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Edwards gets new top cop

Posted August 3, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Col. George Tromba (left), 412th Mission Support Group commander, hands the guidon and reins of the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Lt. Col. David Watts July 29, 2016. Watts will lead the force that protects the base populace, aircraft and other assets, along with…

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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted August 3, 2016 by

Air Force photograph Aug. 6, 1980 — A B-1 Lancer Combined Test Force crew completed an 11-hour sortie in B-1 No. 4. This was the longest nonstop flight ever logged by a B-1.

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Case lot, ‘Back to School’ August promotions yield savings for commissary patrons

Posted July 28, 2016 by

August means “Back to School” savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The commissary at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will conduct a Case Lot Sale Sept. 15-17. “The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop…

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