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Flying into 2018

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Back in the Saddle readies workforce for busy 2018

Before heading into the year with full force, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce to be safe while conducting its test mission.

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418th FLTS supports NASA in Orion spacecraft parachute test

Air Force photograph by Christopher A. Okula A mockup of an Orion spacecraft is released from a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 15, 2017, over the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Airmen and testers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron joined Army, NASA and contractor personnel to participate in the test of the Orion’s parachute landing…

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Rose Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life

This New Year’s Day, former 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot Maj. Benjamin Meier will be honored at the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., for the gifts of life he gave to several people following the tragedy that took his life in 2015.


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Men on a hot tin roof: Benefield Anechoic Facility getting some work done

Posted  July 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The 412th Civil Engineer Group is overseeing a roof upgrade for the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The project should last 45-50 days depending on heat and weather conditions. Whether it’s made of tin or not, the roof of the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards…

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Numbers say it all, speeding citations up in 2017

Posted  July 7, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Signs like this one on Fitz-Gerald Blvd. serve as a reminder to motorists to maintain the proper speed limit. The 412th Security Forces Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been working vigorously to combat speeding on base over the past few months. It’s a problem that was…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: RPAs

Posted  July 7, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft. RPAs are not a new war-fighting technology, in fact their development goes back to the early 20th century. Roger Connor with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum takes us through their evolution. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette…

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2017 Feds Feed Families campaign in full swing

Posted  July 3, 2017

The 2017 Feds Feed Families campaign has kicked off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The campaign runs through Aug. 31. The initiative, started by the United States Department of Agriculture, was created to help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months when they traditionally see a decrease in donations and an increase…

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SCHAEF Talks

Posted  July 3, 2017

The 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, has recorded a new edition of SCHAEF Talks. In this episode the general talks about a culture of compliance, not only across the workforce, but with everything we do.

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