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Budget key to amplifying mission in year ahead

As Team Edwards pushes through the end of 2017 and leans forward into 2018, I am energized and excited for the challenges that lie ahead. In the coming year, we will be expanding missions and capabilities to stay ahead of our adversaries, who continue to advance their own weapon systems at a rapid pace.

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Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

Army photograph by Sgt. Nikayla Shodeen Local

USAF F35’s train at the National Training Center

The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., welcomed the F35A Lightning II stealth fighter from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supporting the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 18 through Dec. 1.

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Orange Flag evaluates teamwork, interoperability across services

It takes a team to get things done. Last month, personnel from Edwards Air Force Base, along with Navy and Marine teammates, came together for a coordinated, multi-service flight test event known as Orange Flag.

Air Force photograph by Don Allen Local

Honorary Commanders get glimpse of electronic warfare

A group of community leaders and their guests visited Edwards Air Force Base in California recently to get a feel for the mission of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group Nov. 17, 2017.


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Business

Air Force contract

Posted  June 23, 2017

Calspan Corp., Buffalo, N.Y., has been awarded a $20,907,828 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the F-16 variable stability in-flight simulator test aircraft (VISTA). Contractor will provide all maintenance and curriculum development for all Air Force Test Pilot School student sorties for the VISTA, as well as special projects. Work will be performed at Edwards…

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AF releases criteria for new valor ‘V,’ combat ‘C,’ remote ‘R’ devices

Posted  June 23, 2017

Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. Following a comprehensive Military Decorations and Awards Review in 2015, the secretary of Defense implemented several changes to ensure the Defense Department’s military decoration and awards program continues to appropriately recognize the service,…

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Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training

Posted  June 23, 2017

Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017.  The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat…

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Health & Safety

One hour, one pint, can save three lives

Posted  June 23, 2017

Just a few weeks back, 16 of our fellow Air Force Test Center Airman at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., collectively gathered and saved the lives of people they did not know. They didn’t have capes, costumes or theme songs. They had no adoration of fans and no applause for their kind deeds. Yet, one…

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Edwards test pilot, TPS grad, selected as Air Force Fellows at Argonne National Laboratory

Posted  June 21, 2017

Science, technology and national security come together in a personal and powerful way through the U.S. Air Force Fellows program at Argonne National Laboratory, which on July 10 will become a second home to Lt. Col. Chris Snyder and Maj. Sean Richardson.

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