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Eagle project defines cooperation

The Air Force's F-15 Eagle fleet is scheduled to receive a wheel and brake upgrade after completion of flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aggressive bobcat attacks family pets in Edwards housing area

An aggressive bobcat has attacked several small dogs in base housing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., over the last few weeks.

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Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.

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Edwards introduces new and improved fuel storage system

The 412th Civil Engineering Group introduced the installation's new state-of-the-art Bulk Fuel Storage System on East Forbes Avenue at a ribbon-cutting ceremony here today.

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What is the value of developmental test?

Imagine the frustration of having a brand new rotary launcher, capable of carrying 16,000 lbs of smart bombs, and you discover that the dropped bombs potentially would not arm or explode on impact?


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Dutch F-35 to come home for very first time

Posted  February 26, 2016

Royal Netherlands Air Force photograph Two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs take off from Edwards AFB. The Dutch stood up their first F-35 unit, Number 323 Squadron, in 2014, specifically to conduct operational testing and evaluation at Edwards. A Dutch F-35A Lightning II will touch down on home soil for the first time…

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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted  February 26, 2016

Feb 23, 1989 — A two-seat F-16B Air Defense Fighter test aircraft successfully launched an AIM-7 Sparrow missile that destroyed a target drone off the California coast.

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F-35As from Edwards test readiness at Mountain Home AFB

Posted  February 26, 2016

Six F-35As arrived at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016, from Edwards AFB, Calif., to begin an operational deployment test at a nearby range complex. The test will help develop the concept of operations as well as validate the aircraft's capability to deploy.

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‘Under Pressure’

Posted  February 26, 2016

We saw 2016 begin with the loss of rock-n-roll legend David Bowie, and while listening to my satellite radio’s “Bowie tribute” last month I was inspired to title my article after one of his hit songs. I find it particularly relevant because everyone, whether yourself, co-worker, family member, or the person waiting next to you…

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News Briefs – February 26, 2016

Posted  February 26, 2016

CCAF cutoff date for April graduation The Community College of the Air Force April 2016 cutoff date for graduation is Feb. 26, 2016.  To be considered for graduation in the April class, CCAF must receive all documentation (i.e. transcripts, CLEP scores, etc.) for degree candidate submissions on or before this date.  Students must also be…

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