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Pirates take title at 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition

The “Pirates” from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron are the winners of the 4th Quarter Weapons Load Competition held Jan. 3 and hosted by the 412th Maintenance Group, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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New funnel system drastically reduces cost in fire suppression test at Edwards

Members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., developed a new funnel system that captures the foam or water deluge during required hangar fire-suppression system tests saving $79,750 and several days of delay, which can be critically important for test programs.

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NASA research is key to future of air transportation

In the future, aircraft will consume half as much fuel compared to today, generate one-fourth the emissions they do now, fly so quietly that airport neighbors won’t hear annoying noise and fly passengers at supersonic speeds while burning biofuels.

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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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Safety emphasized for 2017 as Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’

Everything from aircraft in-flight emergencies to personnel suffering sports injuries were examined at the base theater during the 412th Test Wing’s annual Back in the Saddle event Jan. 3, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Technology

Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Posted  July 1, 2016

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

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772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

Posted  June 24, 2016

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In flight test, needs are everywhere. Parts, scheduling, the need for maintainers; need for computers, the need for spectrum to transmit data, etc.

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Events

Summer Bash July 4th!

Posted  June 24, 2016

Come out July 4th to this year’s Summer Bash at Wings and Roberts Fields at Edwards Air Force Base Calif. Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. There will be live music, water fun and carnival rides including at 25 foot tidal wave water slide. Water bottles for children will be handed out while supplies last. Of…

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Change of command for 412th Medical Operations Squadron

Posted  June 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Karen Cox-Dean (left), 412th Medical Group commander, passes the 412th Medical Operations Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Catherine Callender, who succeeded Lt. Col. Corey Munro (right). The change of command ceremony was held at Club Muroc, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 13, 2016. The 412th MDOS oversees…

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Join 412th TW on its ‘innovation journey’

Posted  June 20, 2016

One theme the Department of Defense is emphasizing is getting warfighters what they need, when they need it. Now and in the future.

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