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Eagle project defines cooperation

The Air Force's F-15 Eagle fleet is scheduled to receive a wheel and brake upgrade after completion of flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aggressive bobcat attacks family pets in Edwards housing area

An aggressive bobcat has attacked several small dogs in base housing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., over the last few weeks.

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Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.

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Edwards introduces new and improved fuel storage system

The 412th Civil Engineering Group introduced the installation's new state-of-the-art Bulk Fuel Storage System on East Forbes Avenue at a ribbon-cutting ceremony here today.

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What is the value of developmental test?

Imagine the frustration of having a brand new rotary launcher, capable of carrying 16,000 lbs of smart bombs, and you discover that the dropped bombs potentially would not arm or explode on impact?


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To be a better Airman, be a brave lobster

Posted  March 25, 2016

While on the Internet recently, I came across two videos I think illustrate important lessons for every Airman.  The first video was of a speech by Dr. Ken Robinson. Robinson, an educator and author, told this great story about his son’s school nativity. Most of us are familiar with the nativity and the wise men…

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AFMC executive director reflects on career start, successes after 34 years

Posted  March 25, 2016

What began as uncertainty toward the possibility of an Air Force career transformed into a 34-year commitment for Air Force Materiel Command Executive Director Michael A. Gill, who retires April 1 after spending three years in the command’s top civilian post.  “We all talk about retirement, but you don’t realize just how quickly the time…

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Team Edwards represented at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 25, 2016

The Los Angeles County Air Show Board of Directors said March 23 that the third annual Los Angeles County Air Show had its largest attendance yet with 137,000 spectators over the two-day event at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster March 19-20.

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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted  March 25, 2016

Air Force photograph March 26, 1958: The first launch of the Zero Length Launch (ZEL) program, of an F-100D took place from a truck-mounted launcher. North American test pilot Albert W. Blackburn was at the controls. A follow-on to the ZELMAL program, ZEL was designed to launch tactical fighter planes after loss of their normal…

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Register now for second ‘Run With History’ Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and exotic car show

Posted  March 25, 2016

Register now for Edwards AFBs second “Run with History” Half Marathon, 10K and 5K run. The run starts at 7 a.m., May 14. Come and run on the world-famous Rogers Dry Lakebed and around the world’s largest compass rose. There will also be various aircraft, static displays, historical markers along the route. Additionally, an exotic car show…

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