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Lightning strikes first

The Lightning Team of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took the First Quarter Weapons Load Competition title, which was held April 3, 2017, at Hangar 1600.

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Local

New hypoxia trainer saves time, money and lives

Pilots and aircrew members at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., may be able to breathe easier knowing they don’t have to go to another base anymore for required hypoxia training.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Air Force

F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target.

Photograph by James Blair Space

USAF Test Pilot School grad prepares for lift off to International Space station

A U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduate will travel to the International Space Station April 20 to conduct research NASA hopes will eventually lead to a mission to Mars.

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Civil Engineer employees learn how to build careers

A two-man team from the Air Force Personnel Center provided some key insight into career development in the world of Air Force Civil Engineering April 6, 2017.


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This week in flight test history: Yeager breaks sound barrier

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph At Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1947, on his ninth powered flightin the airplane, Capt. Charles E. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 Glamorous   Glennis, named after his wife, to a speed of 699.4 mph at 43,000 feet (Mach 1.06), and became the first to exceed the…

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Blue Mountain Tribe: local band gets national attention

Posted  October 14, 2016

Courtesy photograph Blue Mountain Tribe — Pat Mata, Joseph Sandoval, Caleb Hairston, Robin “Bubba” Hairston and James Bixler – recently won ‘Best Blues Recording’ at the Native American Music Awards. All band members are Native American, and three are members of Team Edwards. Their only recording hangs on their producer’s wall among such names as…

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Desert Junior-Senior High launches math, science initiative

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula During her trip to the area Oct. 11, 2016, Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, participated in a number of activities marking the start of the Desert Junior Senior High School ‘s National Math and Science Initiative program. Pawlikowski attended an NMSI luncheon, met with STEM…

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Salutes & Awards

ALS Class 16-G graduates 27 Airmen

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Senior Airman Brian Cozzie, 412th Maintenance Squadron, is Airman Leadership School Class 16-G’s John L. Levitow Award winner. The Levitow award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the Levitow award is based on academic performance and assignment of points…

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Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner
Technology

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

Posted  October 14, 2016

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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