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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

NASA photograph by Ryan Dibley Technology

Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Edwards Air Force Base engineers search for future innovators

Companies from all innovative disciplines often send engineers to career fairs all over the nation to search for future go-getters; and the Air Force test mission is no different.


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

Posted  March 9, 2018

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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Desert High wrestling team wins big

Posted  March 9, 2018

Courtesy photograph The Desert High School wrestling team. The Desert High School [Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,] wrestling team just finished their season for the year. Eight of the team’s wrestlers competed at sectionals and qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation’s post season Feb. 16. The event was held at Sierra Pacific High School in Hanford,…

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Base dorms welcome new Airman leader

Posted  March 2, 2018

Photograph courtesy of R.C. Morgan Airman 1st Class Benjamin Kriz, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft Maintenance Unit (left), works with the new airman dorm leader, Staff Sgt. Marcos Martinez, to obtain a room for an arriving Airman. Staff Sgt. Marcos Martinez recently joined the 412th Civil Engineer Group’s Consolidated Dormitory Management Office…

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Upgraded facilities to keep Edwards vehicles running for years to come

Posted  March 2, 2018

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Center: Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Thompson, 412th Mission Support Group superintendent, and James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineer Group director, cut the ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the completion of major repairs and upgrades to the main base military gas station at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 26, 2018. The…

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AF executives, 418th testers discuss fuel-saving concepts

Posted  February 23, 2018

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Mike Penland, Roberto Guerrero, Lt. Col. Paul Calhoun and Tech. Sgt. Shane Powell discuss flying capabilities aboard a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 13, 2018. Guerrero and Penland visited the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., from Washington, D.C., where Guerrero serves as the…

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