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EDC Junior Force Council makes inaugural networking visit to Edwards

Rich in Air Force history and a hallmark installation in the Air Force test world, Edwards Air Force Base in California is home to the 412th Flight Test Wing and the world-famous Test Pilot School.

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Former 412th Test Wing vice commander Schott retires

Base leadership, family and friends came together at Club Muroc at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to celebrate the career and accomplishments of Col. Jason Schott during his retirement ceremony June 14. The 412th Test Wing’s former vice commander retires after more than 25 years of active duty service.

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Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile.

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.

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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.


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Local

KC-46 Pegasus returns to Edwards for flight tests

Posted  June 8, 2018

A KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft touched down at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 23, 2018, for flight tests.

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Two escape plane crash during test flight in California desert

Posted  June 6, 2018

A pilot and a passenger safely ejected before their single-engine turboprop crashed during a test flight June 4 in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, a spokesman for the plane’s developer said. Both occupants are OK after successfully deploying their parachutes before the GA10 aircraft crashed about 15 miles west of Edwards Air Force Base, according to…

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Civ-Mil group gets ‘up close’ look at Edwards

Posted  June 1, 2018

Members of the Edwards Air Force Base Civ-Mil group visited the base May 18, 2018, for a day-long visit that combined a review of some of the projects the group has supported, with highlights of the base’s flight test mission.

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Events

Test wing commander speaks at Memorial Day ceremony in Bakersfield

Posted  June 1, 2018

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, was among several distinguished guests who came to honor the men and women who gave their lives in the fight for freedom at Bakersfield National Cemetery May 26, 2018. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards…

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Health & Safety

Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted  May 25, 2018

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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