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Blake becomes new commandant at U.S.A.F. Test Pilot School

Col. Ryan Blake took the helm as the new commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during a change of command ceremony held in Hangar 1207, July 10.

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NASA prepares to go public with quiet supersonic tech

Arriving 49,000 feet above the test site, higher than the airlines fly, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center test pilot Jim “Clue” Less shuts down his F/A-18’s afterburners moving just shy of Mach 1, the speed of sound, or about 630 mph at this altitude.

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Edwards’ 416th FLTS changes hands

Col. Christopher Spinelli, 412th Operations Group commander, handed the 416th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Scott Fann during a change of command ceremony June 1 in Hangar 1207 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Harris expresses gratitude, reflects at final commander’s call

Maj. Gen. David Harris took the stage at the base theater for his final Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., commander’s call as Air Force Test Center commander June 20, 2018.

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Agreement Allows Air Force to provide a boost to local school districts

Several school districts near Edwards Air Force Base in California are benefitting from computer donations courtesy of the Air Force Test Center and the 412th Test Wing.


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Edwards Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Ariel Graham

Posted  September 4, 2015

Unit: 412th Communications Squadron Job title: Server Operations Technician Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I administrate and manage enterprise servers and also troubleshoot day to day customer issues. Time in the military: Four years Time at Edwards AFB: Three and a half years Family: Mother, father, an older brother (retired Navy), and an older…

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Around the Air Force: March 8

Posted  March 8, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, acting Air Force Secretary Lisa S. Disbrow talks about the Air Force review and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright answers a question about the possibility of enlisted Airmen flying MQ-9 Reapers.

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418th FLTS supports NASA in Orion spacecraft parachute test

Posted  December 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher A. Okula A mockup of an Orion spacecraft is released from a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 15, 2017, over the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Airmen and testers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron joined Army, NASA and contractor personnel to participate in the test of the Orion’s parachute landing…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 13

Posted  October 16, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Puerto Rico relief efforts continue and a group of spouses from Nellis Air Force Base teamed up to help Las Vegas mass shooting victims and their families.

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 25, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Medical researchers use rats to test addictive qualities of illegal drugs.  Many of those tests had the rats isolated.  A recent article pointed out “Medical Researcher Bruce Alexander wondered if the rats would behave differently if they weren’t isolated and bored….

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