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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

On June 1, 2012, Boeing's Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center project.

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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New commander for Rocket Lab

A change of command ceremony was held at the “Rocket Lab” at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016, where Col. Patrick Davis (far right) relinquished command to Clark.


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Around the Air Force: July 6

Posted  July 9, 2016

In this look around the Air Force, an F-35A Lightning II makes a trans-Atlantic flight, an Airman runs 694 miles for post-traumatic stress disorder awareness, and the Minnesota Air National Guard deploys to South Korea.

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Local

Engineers, technicians support KC-46 tanker testing on the ground

Posted  July 1, 2016

Refueling developmental testing with the Boeing KC-46A, are going on over 1,000 miles away in the Pacific Northwest, with Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supporting with chase aircraft.

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Technology

Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Posted  July 1, 2016

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

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Local

772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

Posted  June 24, 2016

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In flight test, needs are everywhere. Parts, scheduling, the need for maintainers; need for computers, the need for spectrum to transmit data, etc.

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Events

Summer Bash July 4th!

Posted  June 24, 2016

Come out July 4th to this year’s Summer Bash at Wings and Roberts Fields at Edwards Air Force Base Calif. Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. There will be live music, water fun and carnival rides including at 25 foot tidal wave water slide. Water bottles for children will be handed out while supplies last. Of…

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