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TPS Class 18A graduates 23 new flight test professionals

Posted December 12, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

United States Air Force Test Pilot School Class 18A stood proudly before friends, families, base leadership and fellow testers at Club Muroc at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as they received their Master of Science Degree in Flight Test Engineering Dec. 7, 2018.

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Desert High senior gets congressional endorsement for AF Academy

Posted November 30, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Desert High School senior Amanda Rodriguez receives a round of applause from Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, 412th TW command chief, after she learned that Kern County Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA 23rd District) has endorsed her for…

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412th Test Wing Warrior of the Week

Posted November 21, 2018 by

Airman 1st Class Parris Gonzalez is the 412th Test Wing Warrior of the Week. Gonzalez is an aviation resource manager at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School where she helps manage the school’s busy flight operations. She hails from Dallas, Texas, where she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force while a senior in high…

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412th EWG member’s innovative idea lands $5,000 bonus

Posted October 19, 2018 by Crystal Linhardt

  Kyle Schaller of the 771st Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., created a new and unique data analysis method to close the gap on a current Air Force vulnerability. Due to his innovative efforts, Schaller received a Special Act in Service award that resulted in a $5,000 bonus. His efforts were further…

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POWs, MIAs honored at wreath-laying ceremony

Posted September 24, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Thousands of the nation’s prisoners of war and missing in action were honored during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Airman Leadership School Drill Pad at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 21.

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Edwards NCO steps up to next rank

Posted September 14, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong Staff Sgt. Delores Otte (center), 412th Medical Support Squadron, poses for a photo with her technical sergeant promotion certificate along with Lt. Col. Neva Vanderschaegen, 412th MDSS commander, and Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Russell, 412th MDSS Pharmacy technician. Otte was promoted through the Stripes for Exceptional Performance program,…

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TW announces 2018 second quarter awardees

Posted August 27, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Matt Williams Chaplain (Capt.) Matthew Spurgeon kicks a soccer ball into a portable goal during a 412th Test Wing commander’s call and second quarter awards ceremony held in the base theater Aug. 23, 2018. The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held its 2018 second quarter awards ceremony…

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NASA Armstrong Exchange Council awards scholarship

Posted August 17, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Jim Ross Erin Askins, center, accepts the 2018 NASA Armstrong Exchange Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship from Center Director David McBride. Next to Erin Askins is her mother, Dana Askins. The NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California’s Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2018 Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to…

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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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