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Engineers, technicians support KC-46 tanker testing on the ground

Refueling developmental testing with the Boeing KC-46A, are going on over 1,000 miles away in the Pacific Northwest, with Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supporting with chase aircraft.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Technology

Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In flight test, needs are everywhere. Parts, scheduling, the need for maintainers; need for computers, the need for spectrum to transmit data, etc.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Join 412th TW on its ‘innovation journey’

One theme the Department of Defense is emphasizing is getting warfighters what they need, when they need it. Now and in the future.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.


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Local

First combat Raptor, Maloney’s Pony, rides into Edwards

Posted  January 15, 2016

The 411th Flight Test Squadron got a first-hand look at a legend in June and November of 2015 when F-22 tail number 09-0174 "Maloney's Pony" landed at Edwards.

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Pentagon announces changes to military decorations, awards program

Posted  January 15, 2016

The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7. The changes come after a long and deliberate review, a defense official told reporters in a Jan. 6 background briefing. Then-Defense Secretary Chuck…

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Desert High student appointed to USAFA

Posted  January 15, 2016

Courtesy photograph Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., 23rd District, announced his nominations to the United States Service Academies Jan. 8. One Desert High School student, Garron Ireton, received a Presidential nomination to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was offered an appointment and accepted. Though the number of presidential nominations available…

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Events

Register now for second ‘Run With History’ Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Posted  January 15, 2016

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Two runners reach the Rogers Dry Lakebed during the 2014 Edwards Inaugural “Run with History” Half Marathon held May 17, 2014. Edwards AFB will host its second “Run with History” Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K run May 14 at 7 a.m.  This non-profit event will be open to the…

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Commentary

25 years since Desert Storm

Posted  January 15, 2016

Jan. 17 marks the 25th anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Storm. On the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq invaded nearby Kuwait. In less than four hours, Iraqi forces occupied the capital, Kuwait City, and Iraqi president Saddam Hussein soon annexed the country as the 19th province of Iraq.

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