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461st FLTS tests U.K. weapons for F-35B

The 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two United Kingdom weapons.

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Daughter visits crash site 59 years after father’s death

On Jan. 28, 1958, 33-year-old test pilot Tom Kilgariff was killed when his Douglas A-3D Skywarrior caught fire, broke apart and crashed in a field just west of Barstow, Calif.

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Ogden ALC completes F-35 milestone

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Ogden, Utah, accomplished another "first" in support of the F-35 Lightning II program.

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Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

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First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers

When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise.


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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

Posted  August 26, 2016

On June 1, 2012, Boeing's Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center project.

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Edwards STEM program helping to inspire Antelope Valley youth

Posted  August 26, 2016

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., AFB Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is rising to the challenge of promoting opportunities available for those interested in or already pursuing an education in one of the STEM disciplines.   Though the Air Force has a nationwide STEM program, Edwards’ program focuses on reaching out within the…

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AF selects 16,506 for promotion to staff sergeant

Posted  August 26, 2016

Out of the 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Air Force officials announced Aug. 25. The overall selection rate was 42.25 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 360.88. Officials selected 2,318 Airmen with a promote now recommendation for 14.04 percent of the total selects; 5,762 Airmen with…

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

Posted  August 24, 2016

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

Posted  August 22, 2016

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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