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C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

In the midst of all the test missions here in the High Desert, Edwards is also home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Actually, it's a split school house.

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AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

The Air Force’s top two leaders justified their service’s funding proposal in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during an Air Force posture hearing Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C.

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public.

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Base gym hosts star-studded basketball event

The Rosburg Fitness Center recently hosted a two-day All-Star Basketball Showcase Feb. 17 and 18, which included players from multiple squadrons and units currently playing in the intramural basketball season.

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Pave Hawk team gives test at Edwards a shot

The Gun Harmonizing Range is one of the base's many unique test assets and landmarks that always causes flightline drivers to do a double-take due to its Aztec pyramid-looking shape.


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News Briefs – November 2, 2012

Posted  November 2, 2012

Museum closure   The 412th Test Wing Museum will be closed this weekend, Nov. 3, while curator staff research potential new display aircraft and components. The museum will re-open for normal business on Nov. 6. For more information, call (661) 277-8050.   Third quarter awards   The 412th Test Wing Third Quarter Award Ceremony will…

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Classroom renovations keep TPS students on cutting-edge

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Col. Lawrence Hoffman, United States Air Force Test Pilot School commandant cuts the ribbon after completion of the first classroom renovation at the school in 15 years. The renovations better support the curriculum, Air Force trends and give students the necessary resources to better prepare them for their futures…

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AF’s senior scientist for Information Assurance returns for Cyber Systems Test Course

Posted  November 2, 2012

Dr. Kamal Jabbour, the Air Force's senior scientist for Information Assurance, returned to Edwards to teach the recently added Cyber Systems Test Course to United States Air Force Test Pilot School students Oct. 29-30.

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412th MDG Health Fair creates awareness on key issues

Posted  November 2, 2012

Taking care of people in the Edwards community is a top priority for the 412th Medical Group and that includes providing service members, civilians and their families with helpful information about the important medical issues and concerns that the community faces each and every day. To help create awareness and get the word out, the…

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The #1 reason you’re NOT losing weight

Posted  November 2, 2012

You’ve changed the foods you eat to include more fruits and veggies. You’ve cut back on the soda and you’ve started exercising three times a week. And yet, you’re not losing weight … or at least, you’re not losing enough. Why? It really all boils down to two very small, but significant words: PORTION CONTROL….

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NASA Dryden F/A-18 to be chasing ‘FaINT’ sonic booms

Posted  November 2, 2012

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA’s F/A-18B mission support aircraft 852 is pictured flying over the high desert near the Tehachapi Mountains northwest of Mojave, Calif. The aircraft will be flying a series of low-supersonic, high-altitude flight profiles during the Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, flight research project at NASA Dryden. NASA’s…

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Team Edwards hosts National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Daniel Daetz (left), 412th Test Wing vice commander, presents Ronald Govin with a plaque on behalf of the Air Force Test Center and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center for his contributions to National Disability Employment Awareness Month during the annual luncheon at Club Muroc on Oct. 25, 2012….

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Team Edwards October promotions

Posted  November 2, 2012

Team Edwards saw 38 enlisted members pin on the next rank during October’s promotion ceremony held at Club Muroc, Oct. 31. Congratulations to all promotees.   To airman 1st class Nicholas A. Corripio, 412th Security Forces Squadron Ashley M. McQuade, 412th Test Wing Tyler A. Vittorio, 412th SFS Jordan K. Akre, 412th SFS   To…

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Customs, courtesies still apply in electronic communication

Posted  November 2, 2012

Modern communication is quick and convenient, and has dramatically altered the way the Air Force fights. Air Force information systems provide each Airman with direct and immediate access to the world. While information systems such as email, webpages, electronic transfer points and data links vitally enhance productivity by providing massive amounts of information to each…

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AFMC to transition to new energy efficient power strips

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Michelle Gigante 1st Lt. Rchael Cooper (left), facility energy program manager, Air Force Materiel Command, explains the capabilities of the new smart power strip to Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, AFMC vice commander, Oct. 12. In an effort to reduce its energy consumption, and save $5.4 million over 10 years, Air Force…

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