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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Navigating the next generation

Walter Klein travels all over the world as a navigator for NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory.

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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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Airman of the year takes to the sky for incentive flight

The cold weather and rain could not keep the smiles off the faces of Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno and her 412th Medical Group leadership as she prepared to jump into the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 12, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Pirates take title at 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition

The “Pirates” from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron are the winners of the 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition held Jan. 3 and hosted by the 412th Maintenance Group, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Local

New funnel system drastically reduces cost in fire suppression test at Edwards

Posted  January 13, 2017

Members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., developed a new funnel system that captures the foam or water deluge during required hangar fire-suppression system tests saving $79,750 and several days of delay, which can be critically important for test programs.

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Technology

NASA research is key to future of air transportation

Posted  January 13, 2017

In the future, aircraft will consume half as much fuel compared to today, generate one-fourth the emissions they do now, fly so quietly that airport neighbors won’t hear annoying noise and fly passengers at supersonic speeds while burning biofuels.

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Health & Safety

Smoking-related fires are 100 percent preventable

Posted  January 13, 2017

For many years now, cigarette smoking has been prohibited in Air Force buildings. Although using organizations have a responsibility of providing an adequate number of ashtrays or ash receptacles for every authorized smoking area, proper disposal of smoking material must start with the smoker, ensuring that a cigarette is put out, all the way, every…

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AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

Posted  January 13, 2017

The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9. These changes result from a review of Air Force accessions policies directed by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in 2016. “As part of our effort to attract and retain…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 13

Posted  January 13, 2017

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks about her priorities during her tenure.

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