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Innovative lab gives civil engineers place to manage infrastructure

The 412th Civil Engineer Squadron stood-up a new enabler for Industrial Control Systems; the ICS Innovation Lab is at full operational capability!


Air Force Test Center command team outlines vision

As the lead agency in the realm of test and evaluation, the Air Force Test Center is tasked with testing tomorrow’s aerospace systems while keeping an eye on an ever-changing technological horizon.


NexGen IT coming to 412th Civil Engineer Group

In order to more accurately track facility assets and make better risk management decisions with limited funding, the Air Force is replacing the facility legacy systems — Work Information Management System , Automated Civil Engineering System, and Maximo — with one comprehensive system known as NexGen IT.


Test team verifies procedures to recover downed F-35

Even the most advanced aircraft in the world may not always have a successful landing. Or, it can just simply get stuck somewhere.


Edwards AFB answers call for assistance in high-priority Navy, RAN test

Late last year, the Air Force Test Center and Team Edwards stepped up to help the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy with a critical test off the coast of California.

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Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Posted  January 27, 2017

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials said Jan. 26. The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. That law requires the department to establish procedures…

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Wanted: Volunteer tax preparers

Posted  November 17, 2017

The Tax Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., needs volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season. Each year, the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming tax season officially starts early February and ends around April 15, 2018. The Volunteer Income…

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Health & Safety

Fire Prevention Week history; activities for next week

Posted  October 2, 2015

On the 43th anniversary in 1911 of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America; the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association, sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day

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Parachute testers try out free fall deployment system

Posted  July 16, 2016

Testers from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., headed down the 215 Freeway to Perris, Calif., June 14-15 to qualify a direct-deployment method for the RA-1 parachute system. The RA-1 is the military equivalent of the commercial Raider/Intruder system that is manufactured by Airborne Systems. The parachute system was designed for static line, ripcord and bottom of…

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Salutes & Awards

Local AFSA chapter wins big

Posted  April 15, 2017

Courtesy photograph Members of Team Edwards at the AFSA Division 6 Convention in Las Vegas. Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., dominated the competition at the AFSA Division 6 Convention held in Las Vegas April 2-4, 2017. As 1 of 21 chapters within the division, eight award nominations were…

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