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Trump to nominate Heather Wilson as next Air Force Secretary

President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force, according to a White House press release issued Jan. 23.

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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.

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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.

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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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Salutes & Awards

U.S. Test Pilot School graduates Class 15B

Posted  June 12, 2016

Twenty new test pilots and flight test engineers will enter the test world June 10 as Class 15B graduates from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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412th Test Wing command chief retires after nearly 30 years

Posted  June 8, 2016

The 412th Test Wing's command chief master sergeant retired after more than 29 years of service with a ceremony in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 3.

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Test Pilot School Ph.D. program accepting applications

Posted  June 8, 2016

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is accepting graduate applications through July 31 for the Air Force Institute of Technology in-residence engineering Ph.D. program. The primary purpose of the program is to ensure the TPS curriculum and research programs reflect the state of the art in aeronautical science…

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Carter ‘remains optimistic’ about defense spending bill, spokesman says

Posted  June 8, 2016

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks about pending budget legislation during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Md., May 17, 2016. At a June 16, 2016, news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget the Defense Department…

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Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts first Royal Canadian Air Force plane

Posted  June 8, 2016

For the first time ever, a Royal Canadian Air Force plane has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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