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STARBASE officially blasts off with ceremony, rocket launch

Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., became one of nine active duty bases to officially open a STARBASE program during a ribbon cutting ceremony in its classroom at Branch Elementary, Dec.7, 2018.

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Airmen battle enemy, elements in latest readiness exercise

On a cold, dark and dreary day, 80 Airmen put on their mission oriented protected posture suits, grabbed their weapons and went to war. Sporadic machine gun fire and loud bangs could be heard from outside the FOB.

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X-56A suppresses flutter with two controllers

The X-56A team has suppressed flutter, which is a potentially destructive oscillation, with a modern and a classical controller for the first time at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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U.K.’s Secretary of State for Defence visits countrymen at Edwards

The United Kingdom’s top military official received an up-close look at his country’s new fifth-generation fighter Dec. 2, 2018. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) visited the U.K. component of the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team at Edwards AFB for a program brief on U.K. F-35 Lightning II testing.

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Innovative UAS solution for BAF RF measurement

The Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., tests installed radio frequency systems. But testing in the BAF has some operational limitations: duration can be dominated by setup and calibration time; there are RF coverage limitations over the backbones of large aircraft; and dynamic antenna transmission restrictions.


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Events

412th SFS to hold Police Week events May 14-18

Posted  May 9, 2018

Team Edwards and the 412th Security Forces Squadron will observe National Police Week with a slate of events May 14-18. Police Week is a time designated to remember and celebrate past and present civilian and military law enforcement officers, as well as the survivors of those who make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Civil engineers working to give Edwards bright future

Posted  May 9, 2018

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Luis Sandoval, Lead Builders electrical foreman, demonstrates how to adjust a new light fixture with a downloadable app for a smart device. The 412th Civil Engineer Group is overseeing a large lighting upgrade across Edwards AFB that will bring better working conditions and savings to the base. The 412th…

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Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

Posted  May 9, 2018

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018. “I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather…

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BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years

Posted  May 2, 2018

The people who manage the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node want to keep a sense of urgency as the system transitions from Joint Urgent Operational Need to Program of Record.

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Edwards to recognize Earth Day May 3

Posted  April 30, 2018

Plastic, a word coined by Leo Baekeland in 1907 to describe a malleable and/or moldable material of semi- or fully synthetic compounds, is one of 19th century’s miraculous discoveries.  However, it is the overabundance of products composed of this material that has become the bane for the Earth Day 2018 theme, “End Plastic Pollution.” Come…

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