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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

NASA photograph by Emily Schaller Local

Navigating the next generation

Walter Klein travels all over the world as a navigator for NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory.

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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Local

Airman of the year takes to the sky for incentive flight

The cold weather and rain could not keep the smiles off the faces of Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno and her 412th Medical Group leadership as she prepared to jump into the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 12, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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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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News Briefs – October 9, 2015

Posted  October 9, 2015

Service Academy nominations On Oct. 15, Congressman Kevin McCarthy will be holding a forum for all students in the 23rd Congressional District who are interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies. The forum will start at 6 p.m. in the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Katrina M. Brisbin
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ALS: Rediscovering the profession of arms

Posted  October 9, 2015

When thinking about Airman Leadership School, what thoughts come to mind?

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October enlisted promotions

Posted  October 9, 2015

Team Edwards held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Sept. 30 at Club Muroc.

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B-52 gets mapped for laser operations with new LITENING Targeting Pod

Posted  October 9, 2015

The 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB recently executed ground laser testing on the B-52H aircraft. 

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Salutes & Awards

Schaefer recognizes accomplishments at commander’s call

Posted  October 9, 2015

The Oct. 5 commander's call in the base theater was all about Airmen. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, has been in charge for six months now and every day he's been "blown away" with the work that comes out of the wing.

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