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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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The Greatest Generation

Posted November 3, 2017 by Steve Zapka

A modern bomber pilot and a vintage bomber pilot, along with local veterans gathered for a tour and luncheon honoring 92-year-old Capt. Bob Wood’s accomplishments, Oct. 28. 2017.

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Generation of heroes

Posted October 30, 2017 by

Photograph courtesy of Juan Blanco Col. Angela Suplisson, Air Force Test Center vice commander (left), speaks to military veterans at a monthly meeting of Coffee4Vets, a non-profit veterans support organization. The meeting was held at Crazy Otto’s restaurant in Lancaster, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017. Suplisson said she was so impressed by all the stories each…

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AFMC commander presents TPS with AF-level award

Posted October 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

It takes a lot of hard work and a total team effort to send dozens of new flight test pilots and engineers into the world.

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