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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

NASA photograph by Emily Schaller Local

Navigating the next generation

Walter Klein travels all over the world as a navigator for NASA’s DC-8 airborne laboratory.

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Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage

The Air Force is in the midst of a pilot shortage. While most platforms are affected by the shortage, the fighter pilot community has been hit the hardest.

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Airman of the year takes to the sky for incentive flight

The cold weather and rain could not keep the smiles off the faces of Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno and her 412th Medical Group leadership as she prepared to jump into the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 12, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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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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News Briefs – April 15, 2016

Posted  April 15, 2016

Chapel seminar Daryl Knudeson will be teaching a women’s breakfast seminar about God’s design for women entitled, “For This Reason.” Come and take a journey with her back to the Garden of Eden to gain a perspective on the challenges many of us face in marriage and how through understanding God’s original design we can…

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Adapt and overcome

Posted  April 15, 2016

PEORIA, Ill.–My firstborn child recently turned 2 months old. Amidst the irresistible joy of having a new little buddy, I look back over these last eight weeks and wonder how my spouse and I survived. I am a writer, but there are no words I can find adequate enough to describe the terror of sleeplessness…

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What is the value of developmental test?

Posted  April 15, 2016

Imagine the frustration of having a brand new rotary launcher, capable of carrying 16,000 lbs of smart bombs, and you discover that the dropped bombs potentially would not arm or explode on impact?

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Spring Cleanup, hazardous materials scheduled

Posted  April 15, 2016

During Spring Cleanup Week, April 18-22, I expect many of you will find items in your workspace or residence that you would like to dispose of. Unfortunately, some of those items may be classified as hazardous or universal waste and require special disposal, meaning that you can’t just put them in your garbage bin.  Fortunately,…

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2016 Military Retiree Appreciation Day scheduled for May 7

Posted  April 15, 2016

Edwards AFB will hold its 2016 Military Retiree Appreciation Day May 7. The event will be 8 a.m.-noon at the Oasis Community Center in Bldg. 2500 at 205 West Popson Ave. All military retirees and their spouses are invited to attend. After the opening ceremony, attendees will have the opportunity to visit a variety of…

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