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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.

Air Force photograph by J.M. Eddins Jr. Health & Safety

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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Hispanic Heritage Month committee hosts luncheon

Posted  October 16, 2015

The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month festivities came to a close Oct. 14 with a luncheon at Club Muroc. Eddie Zavala, NASA SOFIA program manager, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. He spoke about his career with SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. He also shared why Hispanic Heritage Month is meaningful to him…

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NASA’S American Eatery

Posted  October 16, 2015

Bldg. 4825 Oct. 19-23 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Chicken cordon bleu Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Pork shanks Bake beans and vegetables or potato salad Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Robin…

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 16, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Templeton Foundation winner and former British Navy serviceman Jean Vanier has a heart for the disabled and those with developmental disabilities.  People like him should motivate us to examine our own hearts.  As Vanier puts it, “At the heart of who…

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Announcements – October 16, 2015

Posted  October 16, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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News Briefs – October 9, 2015

Posted  October 9, 2015

Service Academy nominations On Oct. 15, Congressman Kevin McCarthy will be holding a forum for all students in the 23rd Congressional District who are interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies. The forum will start at 6 p.m. in the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA…

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