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For good measure, base precision lab passes biannual evaluation

No one at Edwards is more exact in their work than the Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory.

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-16 from the 416th Flight Test Squadron parked at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a Red Flag exercise in 2012. Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a “roadshow” to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S….

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YF-22A brings in $25,000 for museum move

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Bechtel Corporation presented a check for $25,000 to the Flight Test Historical Foundation at the Air Force Flight Test Museum May 21 to sponsor the YF-22A. (Left to right) Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing Installation Support director, and Lisa Gray, FTHF chairwoman, accepted the donation from Brian Sheridan…

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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Developmental test and evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place.

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Summer safety begins with risk management

Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons. Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief…


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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

Posted  January 23, 2015

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that instance of vandalism, but also other acts of misconduct committed within our community. Last November, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted  January 23, 2015

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Driving on base could make you eligible for gas tax refund

Posted  January 23, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The state of California may refund taxes paid on gasoline to residents who use the gasoline while driving on a military installation. Claims must be submitted to the California State Controllerís office. Each time a California resident pulls up to the pump, they pay taxes for each gallon of…

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Air Force senior leadership addresses need to stabilize RPA enterprise

Posted  January 23, 2015

During a State of the Air Force address held at the Pentagon, Jan 15, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced immediate preliminary steps to develop a get-well plan to improve the health of the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise in light of extensive combatant commander operational needs. (Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance)…

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AFIMSC headquarters site announced

Posted  January 23, 2015

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas,†was selected as the host base for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters. Air Force officials chose the installation after analyzing operational considerations, installation attributes, economic and environmental factors at four candidate locations. “Following site surveys at the four candidate locations, we ultimately selected JBSA because almost 50…

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Air Force Fitness Management System II up, accessible

Posted  January 23, 2015

The new Air Force Fitness Management System ñ AFFMS II ñ is now up and accessible via the Air Force Personnel Center Secure Application, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. AFFMS II enables Airmen to review their fitness history and records through July 2010. The previous system was taken off line Dec. 31 to enable…

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AFRL researcher teams with Nobel Laureate to enable new breed of rocket component materials

Posted  January 23, 2015

Courtesy photograph Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Grubbs (left), and Dr. Rusty Blanski collaborated to develop a new technology that could reduce erosion in metallic rocket components, reduce production costs, and open the door for the use of new, environmentally-friendly propellants. Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Rusty Blanski recently teamed with Dr. Robert Grubbs, a…

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Edwards AFB’s Biomedical Sciences Corps team celebrates 50 years

Posted  January 23, 2015

Do you enjoy having safe drinking water available for you and your family? Are you confident that the Commissary and food vendors on base provide products that are stored, rotated and served correctly?

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New Exchange Extra app puts savings, more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted  January 23, 2015

With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at…

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My journey as a victim advocate

Posted  January 23, 2015

When I was a teenager, I saw a movie about a college student who was raped by her brother’s fraternity brother at a party. I remember being saddened by what happened to her; not only by the act of sexual assault, but by how the school’s administrators and students treated her when she decided to…

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