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AFMC Excellence Award winners recognized

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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Wing commander talks leadership at annual business conference

The Antelope Valley Board of Trade held its 46th Annual Business Outlook Conference at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif., Mar. 2. This year’s theme, “Small Business, Big Results,” highlighted the plight of small businesses and how they and larger employers impact the Antelope Valley.

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Heads up: 418th FLTS wraps up new pilot display tests

The 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is finishing up tests on a new head-up display for the C-17 Globemaster III this week.

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First command-wide exercise of 2018 ends, identifies key lessons

Teamwork, the commitment of Airmen, and ongoing observations of command processes were among the highlights of the week-long exercise that concluded throughout Air Force Materiel Command Feb. 2, 2018.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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

Posted  December 22, 2017

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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Local congressman visits Edwards

Posted  December 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., addresses a group at Edwards’ Stripes Lounge, Dec. 15, 2017. U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to speak at Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center Dec. 15, 2017. The visit was sponsored by the local Air Force Sergeants Association…

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F-35 testers wrap up Weapons Delivery Accuracy tests

Posted  December 20, 2017

Testers from the 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., completed a major test milestone bringing the F-35 Lightning II’s full combat capabilities closer to the battlefield.

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Leadership wishes Team Edwards a happy holidays

Posted  December 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Col. Matthew Higer, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School commandant, hands a candy cane and holiday card to a motorist at Edwards AFB’s North Gate Dec. 18, 2017. The colonel teamed up with Airman 1st Class Jerome Holliday, 412th Security Forces Squadron, for the morning.   Air Force photograph…

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Seeing an X-plane’s sonic boom

Posted  December 18, 2017

When NASA’s next X-plane takes to the skies, it will produce some pretty cool images.

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