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Schaefer talks people, mission, innovation at commander’s call

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,, held his first commander’s calls of 2018 in the base theater March 13, sharing his personal priorities of faith, family, Air Force and the mission. He also shared his professional priorities of safety, security and mission.

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AFMC Excellence Award winners recognized

The Annual Excellence Award Banquet on March 7, 2018, served as the venue to honor Air Force Materiel Command’s top Airmen for 2017. Four airmen from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., were honored as part of the evenings festivities.

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Wing commander talks leadership at annual business conference

The Antelope Valley Board of Trade held its 46th Annual Business Outlook Conference at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif., Mar. 2. This year’s theme, “Small Business, Big Results,” highlighted the plight of small businesses and how they and larger employers impact the Antelope Valley.

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Heads up: 418th FLTS wraps up new pilot display tests

The 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is finishing up tests on a new head-up display for the C-17 Globemaster III this week.

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First command-wide exercise of 2018 ends, identifies key lessons

Teamwork, the commitment of Airmen, and ongoing observations of command processes were among the highlights of the week-long exercise that concluded throughout Air Force Materiel Command Feb. 2, 2018.

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U.K. personnel take walk to celebrate RAF’s 100 years

Posted  July 28, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson British servicemen, women and family members walked from Club Muroc down Doolittle Parkway towards Fitz-Gerald Boulevard and back again July 21, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The esprit de corps and charity event was conducted as part of preparation for the Royal Air Force’s 100-year anniversary next…

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Rocket Lab worker honored with lifetime achievement award

Posted  July 28, 2017

Photograph courtesy of Rick Buckreis David Hill receiving his Call to Service Award, from California State Senator Jean Fuller in May. The award is a lifetime achievement award that is part of the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program. Earlier this year, David Hill, a technician at the Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at…

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Fair teaches people about education opportunities

Posted  July 28, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Edwards Education Center hosted its annual Education Fair July 26, 2017, at Club Muroc. Dozens of colleges and universities came out to offer their services to Airmen, civilians and contractors alike who are interested in continuing their education. Dozens of colleges and university representatives filled Club Muroc’s Alliance…

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B-52 testers complete leaflet bomb drops

Posted  July 26, 2017

An important part of U.S. military operations overseas is communicating with the local population. This can be done in a number of ways including something as simple as distributing leaflets.

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Tech Report: Fly by Feel

Posted  July 26, 2017

Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. For scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, it is the hairs on bats and crickets that inspired the creation of artificial hair sensors, destined to change the course of agile flight.

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