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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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Road construction delayed

Posted  June 8, 2017

Air Force photograph Construction on South Lancaster Blvd. has been delayed due to unexpected problems with the existing roadbed. Construction on South Lancaster Blvd. at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is delayed due to unforeseen conditions on the base course layers below the old pavement.  The purpose of this project is to replace failed pavement…

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Edwards boom operators tops in the Air Force

Posted  June 2, 2017

Boom operators from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., were recognized as the top air refueling section in the Air Force after being presented the Senior Master Sgt. Albert L. Evans Award at the 38th Annual Boom Operator Symposium held May 12-13 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

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Innovation for dummies pays off for parachute testing

Posted  June 2, 2017

Two teams collaborated for the first-ever test of a remotely piloted parachute system on the range at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 23, 2017.

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Around the Air Force: May 31

Posted  June 2, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to increase command support staff and the vice chief of staff discusses the nuclear triad.

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KC-46 Pegasus undergoes testing in Benefield Anechoic Facility

Posted  May 31, 2017

A KC-46A Pegasus has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the first time.

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