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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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New funnel system drastically reduces cost in fire suppression test at Edwards

Members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., developed a new funnel system that captures the foam or water deluge during required hangar fire-suppression system tests saving $79,750 and several days of delay, which can be critically important for test programs.

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NASA research is key to future of air transportation

In the future, aircraft will consume half as much fuel compared to today, generate one-fourth the emissions they do now, fly so quietly that airport neighbors won’t hear annoying noise and fly passengers at supersonic speeds while burning biofuels.

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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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Safety emphasized for 2017 as Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’

Everything from aircraft in-flight emergencies to personnel suffering sports injuries were examined at the base theater during the 412th Test Wing’s annual Back in the Saddle event Jan. 3, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aggressive bobcat attacks family pets in Edwards housing area

Posted  April 29, 2016

An aggressive bobcat has attacked several small dogs in base housing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., over the last few weeks.

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News Briefs – April 27, 2016

Posted  April 28, 2016

NAPA Auto Parts grand opening May 2 The new NAPA Auto Parts store at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will hold its grand opening May 2 with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. there will be a special appearance from NAPA NASCAR driver Will Kozak. There will also be food, fun and…

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Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Posted  April 28, 2016

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.

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Local schoolchildren enjoy Earth Day presentations

Posted  April 25, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Edwards schoolchildren approach a Kern County Fire Department UH-1N firefighting and rescue helicopter to learn about the fire department’s role in protecting the local environment. The helicopter was flown in as part of the Earth Day presentations at Bailey Elementary School Friday. Several base organizations from Edwards Air Force…

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News Briefs – April 20, 2016

Posted  April 20, 2016

Spring 2016 America’s PrepareAthon Come out to the Exchange 10 a.m.-3 p.m., April 27 and May 5 for Air Force Emergency Management’s Spring 2016 America’s PrepareAthon events on Edwards. Edwards AFB’s Office of Emergency Management will be at the Exchange’s main lobby playing “Spin the Wheel, Answer a Question, Win a Prize!” The event will…

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