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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Law Enforcement shares tips on social media security

Representatives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to share their knowledge about social media with Team Edwards members.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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AFMC promotes Depression Awareness Month

Posted  October 9, 2015

During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Depression Awareness. As part of its Mental Fitness Campaign, AFMC will inform the workforce about the signs and symptoms of depression, offer anonymous behavioral health screenings, and promote mental fitness assistance programs and services. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is…

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October is Energy Action Month

Posted  October 9, 2015

President Obama has proclaimed October 2015 as Energy Action Month. The use of the word “action” continues the theme that we need to be more than just aware of energy but to take action to conserve energy. Although large displays of renewable generation such as solar and wind comes to mind when considering Energy Action…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  October 9, 2015

Oct. 12-16 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Closed Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Beef broccoli over white rice Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Bake cod Macaroni and cheese, broccoli All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Robin Hood & Anthony’s Pizza Food Facilities Available Menu subject…

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Happy new fiscal year

Posted  October 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Personnel at the 412th Comptroller Squadron prepare for the new fiscal year Sept. 30. Sept. 30 was a late night for personnel that stayed at work to welcome in the new fiscal year. Employees at the 412th Comptroller Squadron, 412th Civil Engineering Group, 412th Test Wing Financial Management and…

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Batteries, ashes and flammable recyclables don’t mix

Posted  October 9, 2015

An Edwards recycling truck driver recently discovered his vehicle on fire after picking up recyclables from the military family housing areas early last month. There were no injuries to personnel and no property damage occurred to the truck, landfill facilities or any other equipment, other than the blistering of paint on the trash truck. The…

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