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SECAF talks space during POC conference

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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AFMC commander presents TPS with AF-level award

It takes a lot of hard work and a total team effort to send dozens of new flight test pilots and engineers into the world.

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World View successfully flight tests groundbreaking altitude control technology

Long-duration stratospheric research missions could allow scientists to collect vast amounts of data continuously for their payloads. Such missions could benefit NASA by maturing future space technology as well as allowing for Earth observations, such as storm monitoring and forest fire tracking.

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NASA technology may reduce airframe noise during landing

NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports. The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October.

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Allies in the sky

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport refueled an B-52 Stratofortress from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in the skies over California this past September.


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KC-46 Pegasus undergoes testing in Benefield Anechoic Facility

Posted  May 31, 2017

A KC-46A Pegasus has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the first time.

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Nine Edwards majors selected for lieutenant colonel

Posted  May 31, 2017

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., announced last week that nine majors assigned here have been selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. Congratulations to the selectees who have achieved the next rank. Lieutenant colonel selectees Maj. Daniel Alix, 461st Flight Test Squadron Maj. Clifton Bell, 419th Flight Test Squadron Maj. David…

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New master sergeants celebrate

Posted  May 31, 2017

Edwards Air Force Base personnel gathered at Stripes Lounge to congratulate and celebrate the base’s newest master sergeants May 24, 2017. “The good news is we promoted above the Air Force average,” Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. “I can say we have one of the largest master sergeant promotions for…

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Congressional staffers get first class seating

Posted  May 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Philip Jackson, 416th Flight Test Squadron, explains the inner workings of an F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit to congressional staffer Megan Zavertnik May 10, 2017. Zavertnik works for U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, who represents California’s 25th Congressional District. Also visiting were staff members from Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office, Tiffanii…

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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

Posted  May 26, 2017

From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., gets a visit from an old friend.

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