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Edwards test pilot, TPS grad, selected as Air Force Fellows at Argonne National Laboratory

Science, technology and national security come together in a personal and powerful way through the U.S. Air Force Fellows program at Argonne National Laboratory, which on July 10 will become a second home to Lt. Col. Chris Snyder and Maj. Sean Richardson.

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Raptor testers recognized for contributions to national defense

The U.S. Air Force announced June 14, 2017, that the 412th Test Wing’s F-22 Modernization Flight Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., won the 2017 Air Force Association Citation of Honor Award for their outstanding contributions to national defense.

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Top local brass meet at Edwards for annual Mojave Commanders’ Summit

Military leaders and stakeholders from around the region met at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 7, 2017, for this year’s Mojave Commanders’ Summit.

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Air Force’s first virtual medical appointments conducted here

The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., conducted the U.S. Air Force’s first Air Force Medical Service Virtual Appointment recently when a patient consulted with a provider via virtual appointment, rather than an in-person appointment.

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Technical workforce gets taste of everything on Edwards

Leaders often say the number one asset for the U.S. military is people.

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

Posted  May 19, 2017

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

Posted  May 19, 2017

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

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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412th TW recognizes 2017 first quarter awardees

Posted  May 19, 2017

Air Force photograph by Don Allen Airman 1st Class Latoya Person, 412th Maintenance Group, gets to play a game like on “The Price is Right” game show at the 412th Test Wing First Quarter Award Ceremony May 16, 2017, at the Edwards Air Force Base, Claif., base theater. The game show host was Senior Master…

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Around the Air Force: May 12

Posted  May 15, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Senate confirms Dr. Heather Wilson to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force is accepting test pilot applications, and the Air Force Research Lab has developed sensory technology inspired by the fine hairs of crickets and bats.

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