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Eddie’s Quest to the Benefield Anechoic Facility

As a new group commander to the 412th Test Wing, I was recently amazed by the incredible engineering talent resident within the 412th Electronic Warfare Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Commentary

Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

“Innovation.” The word rolls off virtually every senior leader’s tongue. Your supervisors may have asked, “How are you innovating? How are we spending Air Force innovation funds? Has our organization connected with AFWERX? What are your teams doing to innovate?”

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Mentorship propels AFTC vice commander’s career

Have fun, try something new, and give back and mentor are three parts that make up Col. Angela Suplisson’s life mantra. “I try to have fun in everything I do — whether at work or at home. A little bit of fun and camaraderie at work makes the team more productive."

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Aerial refueling probe light evaluations flown with KC-135: Effort to clear F-35 night refueling envelope

The F-35 program recently completed testing on an improved lighting assembly with the KC-135 that will enable the Navy and Marine Corps F-35 variants to refuel behind the tanker at night. Flight testing of the redesigned light, which attaches to a refueling probe, was led by Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., and supported by Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Air Force

2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.


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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted  June 5, 2015

PALMDALE, Calif. — Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is the first of five being built for NATO. Northrop Grumman and their industrial partners joined community leaders at Northrop’s Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale for…

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Community networking spotlight: Tom Weil

Posted  June 5, 2015

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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I’m not just an Airman, I’m a spouse, and I can be both

Posted  June 5, 2015

Sometimes, all of my identities get hard to handle. No, I’m not a superhero with an alter-ego, but I do wear quite a few different hats. I am an active duty Airman, I am a mom, I am a daughter, I am a sister, and I also happen to be the spouse of an active…

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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Posted  May 27, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Developmental Test and Evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place. At least, it usually does. “Deployed Flight Test of the Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX (CA-7)” by Dr. Stephanie Smith, Air Force Test Center Office of History, tells a very different story. It’s…

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Events

Police Week 2019

Posted  April 22, 2019

Police Week 2019 is scheduled for May 13-17. There are multiple events planned throughout the week: May 13, at 8 a.m. — Opening Ceremony and For the Fallen Ruck March at the Base Gym May 14, at 9 a.m. — Shooting Competition at CATM May 15, at noon — Over 30 vs. Under 30 Basketball Game…

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