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Edwards boom operators set sight on future KC-46 testing

Earlier this year in Everett, Wash., workers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, and Boeing teamed to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, which resulted in the Department of Defense authorizing initial production in August.  

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Edwards AFB kicks off its 2016 Combined Federal Campaign

With a few strokes of their pens, Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief, kicked off this year’s Combined Federal Campaign at wing headquarters Oct. 24, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Edwards NCO ‘joins’ the Marines for senior NCO training

When it came time for Master Sgt. Daniel Magas to attend the next step in his Professional Military Education -- the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy -- he decided to take a different route.  

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VISTA gives TPS clearer view of new flight control system

Students at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed testing of an innovative aircraft control system that is intended to add a margin of safety to aviation.

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New test force focuses on autonomy, unmanned aircraft, new technologies

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.

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2016 Women’s History Month facts #1

Posted  March 18, 2016

During the month of March, the country celebrates Women’s History Month. For calendar year 2016, the theme selected by the government and Department of Defense is “Working to Perform a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”  During March we honor the women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and…

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Civilian developmental education application deadline May 1

Posted  March 18, 2016

Civilian Airmen have until May 1 to submit applications for civilian developmental education programs to the Air Force Personnel Center. “Educational opportunities, in conjunction with experience and training, are a key component of the continuum of learning designed to deliberately develop Air Force leaders,” said Virginia Banda, AFPC CDE program manager. “CDE programs help provide…

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Salutes & Awards

Rocket Site employee selected as AFMC civilian nominee

Posted  March 18, 2016

Wayne Nelson, Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, was selected as the Air Force Materiel Command nominee for the 2015 National Defense Industrial Association Civilian Tester of the Year award.

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This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Posted  March 18, 2016

March 16, 1976 — The F-16 control-configured vehicle flight test program began. The first prototype F-16 had been fitted with a pair of canards and an auxiliary flight control computer. The CCV program explored the use of non-conventional flight modes to enhance the operational capabilities of modern high-performance fighters.

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Air Force summer hire program opens

Posted  March 18, 2016

Now is the time for those interested in temporary summer employment to apply for an Air Force job. Air Force summer vacancies will be posted for positions such as office automation and computer clerk, laborer, lifeguard, recreation aide and food service worker. To be considered for a summer position, an individual must meet one or…

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