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461st FLTS tests U.K. weapons for F-35B

The 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two United Kingdom weapons.

Air Force photograph by Tony Moore Local

Daughter visits crash site 59 years after father’s death

On Jan. 28, 1958, 33-year-old test pilot Tom Kilgariff was killed when his Douglas A-3D Skywarrior caught fire, broke apart and crashed in a field just west of Barstow, Calif.

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Ogden ALC completes F-35 milestone

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Ogden, Utah, accomplished another "first" in support of the F-35 Lightning II program.

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Local

Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers

When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise.


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JSF pilot ensemble designed to keep out CB agents

Posted  February 6, 2017

After several tests over the past six months to contaminate and decontaminate an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with simulated chemical and biological agents, the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has now moved forward to testing a suit ensemble designed to protect the pilot from those threats.

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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

Posted  February 6, 2017

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 3

Posted  February 6, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, three B-2 Spirit bombers return to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, after a deployment, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, has begun construction of a next generation 9-1-1 call center, U. S. Air Force in Europe and Air Forces Africa has a new command chief, and February is American Heart Month.

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Local law enforcement joins Edwards defenders for training

Posted  February 3, 2017

Law enforcement representatives from the region met up with 412th Security Forces Squadron members for Behavior Detection and Analysis training at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Two iterations of three-day classes occurred Jan. 18-20 and 23-25.

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Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit goes on the road

Posted  February 3, 2017

One of last year’s quick-kill innovation projects, the Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit, was deployed from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the Operation Blended Warrior event in December. This was the second year of a four-year event and Edwards AFB’s Mark Louton (software developer and flyer), Steve Hansen (technician), Orion…

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