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Boeing photograph by Bob Ferguson Local

Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Landing on display

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California lent its Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, or LLRV, and a Space Shuttle Crew Transporter to the Air Force Flight Test Museum on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force.

Army photograph by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez Defense

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.


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Air Force photograph by Chrisopher Ball
Local

Engineers, technicians support KC-46 tanker testing on the ground

Posted  July 1, 2016

Refueling developmental testing with the Boeing KC-46A, are going on over 1,000 miles away in the Pacific Northwest, with Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supporting with chase aircraft.

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NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes
Technology

Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Posted  July 1, 2016

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit
Local

772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

Posted  June 24, 2016

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In flight test, needs are everywhere. Parts, scheduling, the need for maintainers; need for computers, the need for spectrum to transmit data, etc.

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Events

Summer Bash July 4th!

Posted  June 24, 2016

Come out July 4th to this year’s Summer Bash at Wings and Roberts Fields at Edwards Air Force Base Calif. Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. There will be live music, water fun and carnival rides including at 25 foot tidal wave water slide. Water bottles for children will be handed out while supplies last. Of…

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EAFB-change
Local

Change of command for 412th Medical Operations Squadron

Posted  June 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Karen Cox-Dean (left), 412th Medical Group commander, passes the 412th Medical Operations Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Catherine Callender, who succeeded Lt. Col. Corey Munro (right). The change of command ceremony was held at Club Muroc, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 13, 2016. The 412th MDOS oversees…

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