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Flying into 2018

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took part in the traditional flyover at the beginning of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Back in the Saddle readies workforce for busy 2018

Before heading into the year with full force, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce to be safe while conducting its test mission.

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418th FLTS supports NASA in Orion spacecraft parachute test

Air Force photograph by Christopher A. Okula A mockup of an Orion spacecraft is released from a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 15, 2017, over the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Airmen and testers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron joined Army, NASA and contractor personnel to participate in the test of the Orion’s parachute landing…

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Rose Parade float to honor Edwards pilot for giving gifts of life

This New Year’s Day, former 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot Maj. Benjamin Meier will be honored at the 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., for the gifts of life he gave to several people following the tragedy that took his life in 2015.


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In Memoriam

Posted  October 9, 2015

A memorial service will be held for Maj. Benjamin Meier at 11 a.m., Oct. 9, in Hangar 1810 at 11 a.m. Meier was assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-35 pilot. The service is open to those with base access. Meier was struck by a vehicle while running on base the…

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Thanks to space utilization efforts, Environmental Management finally ‘home’

Posted  October 9, 2015

Building 3735, once a large open warehouse space, is now home to an army of almost 100 office cubicles.

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Health & Safety

Edwards AFB annual ‘Pumpkin Patrol’ trick-or-treat event

Posted  October 9, 2015

For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy.

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Health & Safety

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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