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Feed the Dragon: 412th TW unveils next step in innovation campaign

The 116 Day Innovation Blitz is complete and it’s time for the next leg of Team Edwards’ innovation journey. Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, toured the base Jan. 15 where he discussed with several units the next step in the wing’s innovation campaign.

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A KC-46 milestone: Making history today at Edwards

Operationalizing a new military aircraft does not happen often, but when it does, it typically goes through Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., -- The Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe.

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Arnold Air Force Base hosts 2018 Air Force Test Center Strategic Offsite

The mission of the Air Force Test Center is to “conduct Developmental Test and Evaluation of air, space and cyber systems to provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers.”

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Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’ for 2019

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, addresses a packed base theater Jan. 2, 2018, for the wing’s annual Back in the Saddle event. Before heading into 2019 full throttle, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce…

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461st FLTS pilot makes history

History was made once again at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., when Maj. Rachael Winiecki became the first female F-35 developmental test pilot as she successfully completed her first flight test mission, Dec. 14, 2018.

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Edwards breaks ground on new fire station

Posted  January 5, 2019

Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California received an early gift right before the holidays Dec. 14, 2018. Base leadership joined members of the 412th Civil Engineer Group and its firefighters, along with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, to break ground on a new fire station on the flightline.

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Uniform code of military justice changes

Posted  January 5, 2019

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Military Justice Act of 2016 will instate the most reform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Manual for Courts-Martial in decades, modernizing dated aspects of the military justice system while also providing transparency. “The Military Justice Act represents the most significant change to the military justice system since…

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Virtual reality presentation ends with real-life proposal

Posted  January 5, 2019

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Neilson, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (right), and Staff Sgt. Nori Sannoh, 432nd Maintenance Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., discuss using virtual reality programs for training with Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, Dec. 20, 2018. Everyone in the room knew what was…

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Varied holiday customs, traditions coexist at Edwards

Posted  December 28, 2018

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Maj. Christopher Campbell, his wife Melissa and their daughter Charlotte. Maybe they decorate a Christmas tree and maybe not because the Airmen working at Edwards Air Force Base in California represent numerous multicultural backgrounds, symbolic of their generational family traditions during the holiday season. A total of 2,266 military…

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Innovation: F-35 maintenance virtual reality/augmented reality initiative

Posted  December 26, 2018

Leveraging new technologies is what innovation is all about, and Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Neilson had a creative idea to establish an interactive virtual/augmented reality capability at the F-35 Integrated Test Force to conduct maintenance-related training.

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