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Former 412th Test Wing vice commander Schott retires

Posted June 20, 2018 by Laura Motes

Base leadership, family and friends came together at Club Muroc at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to celebrate the career and accomplishments of Col. Jason Schott during his retirement ceremony June 14. The 412th Test Wing’s former vice commander retires after more than 25 years of active duty service.

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TPS Class 17B graduates sending 26 new flight testers into world

Posted June 15, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

United States Air Force Test Pilot School Class 17B stood proudly before friends, families, base leadership and fellow testers in Hangar 1623 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as they received their Master of Science Degree in Flight Test Engineering June 8, 2018. As each graduate crossed the stage they received the graduate plaque from…

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Plant 42 police officers recognized for stopping gate runner

Posted May 23, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From right:: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents officers Randy Plata and Miguel Madrid test wing coins May 22 to thank them for actions they took during a “gate runner” incident in April. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, dropped by U.S. Air Force…

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AFMC Excellence Award winners recognized

Posted March 14, 2018 by

The Annual Excellence Award Banquet on March 7, 2018, served as the venue to honor Air Force Materiel Command’s top Airmen for 2017. Four airmen from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., were honored as part of the evenings festivities.

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Top performers of 2017 unveiled at 412th TW Annual Awards Banquet

Posted February 14, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson The 412th Test Wing held its annual awards banquet in Hangar 1600 Feb. 9, 2018. The 412th Test Wing hosted its annual awards banquet in Hangar 1600 Feb. 9, 2018, where accolades and hardware were handed out to the wing’s top performing individuals and teams. The banquet was held…

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President nominates Schaefer for second star

Posted February 9, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

President Donald Trump nominated Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for promotion to the rank of major general.

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Rose Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life

Posted December 22, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

This New Year’s Day, former 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot Maj. Benjamin Meier will be honored at the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., for the gifts of life he gave to several people following the tragedy that took his life in 2015.

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Team Edwards members win top DOD maintenance award

Posted December 18, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Members of the 412th Test Wing Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force and maintainers from the 412th Maintenance Group use a quadcopter to inspect the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III. Team Edwards members were recognized by the Department of Defense for their use of a small unmanned aircraft system…

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Civilian takes top honor at Airman Leadership School

Posted November 22, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Edwards Air Force Base in California’s High Desert is well-known for its firsts; first flights of aircraft, first time breaking the sound barrier, first shuttle landing site, and the list goes on.

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What is a high performer, Alex?

Posted November 17, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Answers in the form of questions highlighted the “Jeopardy” themed 412th Test Wing Third Quarter Awards ceremony held at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Base Theater Nov. 14, 2017.

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