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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

On June 1, 2012, Boeing's Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center project.

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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New commander for Rocket Lab

A change of command ceremony was held at the “Rocket Lab” at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016, where Col. Patrick Davis (far right) relinquished command to Clark.


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News Briefs – March 4, 2016

Posted  March 4, 2016

Car Seat Check Announcement Did you know child restraint systems (car seats) are misused 73 percent of the time? Did you know booster seats have been shown to reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 percent compared to seatbelts alone for children ages 4-8 years? In conjunction with Team Edwards Day March 14, the…

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A resolution for a lifestyle

Posted  March 4, 2016

Are you one of the millions of people who started this year with a resolution to improve your life? Maybe you promised yourself that you would lose weight, fit into those old favorite jeans, or even improve your physical fitness test score. You, along with many others have done this–so how do you stick to…

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Australian KC-30A successfully refuels C-17 for first time

Posted  March 4, 2016

The first air-to-air refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport to a C-17A Globemaster III occurred Feb. 10. The five-hour sortie was conducted by members of the RAAF's Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Research and Development Unit, 86 Wing and the 418th Flight Test Squadron.

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Team Edwards Day

Posted  March 4, 2016

Team Edwards Day is March 14. Bring your family to work with you and show off your work area. Then show them around the rest of Edwards throughout the day, topping it off with ice cream in the community park at 3 p.m. There will be numerous displays and demonstrations from all groups on base….

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This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Posted  March 4, 2016

Air Force photograph On Feb. ?28, 1964, the first flight of an accelerated Category II test program of the North American YAT-28E took place. The aircraft was a T-28 Trojan heavily modified to a ground attack/trainer configuration for counter-insurgency warfare.

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