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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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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Posted  June 17, 2016

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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Introducing your new 412th TW command chief

Posted  June 17, 2016

Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons is the new 412th Test Wing command chief at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Simmons hails from Hardeeville, S.C., and is a 21-year security forces defender. He will serve as the top enlisted adviser to Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, on matters regarding the Edwards enlisted force….

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AFMC’s new command chief focused on airmen and their families

Posted  June 17, 2016

Family and fellow airmen have been the keys to success in CMSgt. Jason France's Air Force career of 26 years and counting. As the new command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, France plans to keep them a priority.

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Middleton assumes command of 419th FLTS

Posted  June 17, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Col. Scott Cain (left), 412th Operations Group commander, passes the 419th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Miles Middleton during a change of command ceremony June 10, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Middleton assumed command of the 419th FLTS, which encompasses the Global Power Bomber Combined…

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Pavement projects coming to golf course, lodging

Posted  June 17, 2016

An upcoming pavement project will repair the parking lot for the golf course, the parking lot for Lodging (Bldg. 5601), and Crossfield Road at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The project will start June 20 and will last approximately three weeks. Access and parking for the golf course will remain open although will be limited to half…

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