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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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Welsh: Joint force in excellent shape, but needs resources, prioritization

Posted  June 17, 2016

The joint force is in excellent shape, but leaders must pay attention to it, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., June 15. Welsh, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the group as one of his last public acts in…

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Posted  June 17, 2016

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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Introducing your new 412th TW command chief

Posted  June 17, 2016

Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons is the new 412th Test Wing command chief at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Simmons hails from Hardeeville, S.C., and is a 21-year security forces defender. He will serve as the top enlisted adviser to Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, on matters regarding the Edwards enlisted force….

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AFMC’s new command chief focused on airmen and their families

Posted  June 17, 2016

Family and fellow airmen have been the keys to success in CMSgt. Jason France's Air Force career of 26 years and counting. As the new command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, France plans to keep them a priority.

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Middleton assumes command of 419th FLTS

Posted  June 17, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Col. Scott Cain (left), 412th Operations Group commander, passes the 419th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Miles Middleton during a change of command ceremony June 10, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Middleton assumed command of the 419th FLTS, which encompasses the Global Power Bomber Combined…

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