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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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An open letter to my peers – ‘The in-house recruiter’

Posted  October 16, 2015

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.–I’ll never forget the first time my Air Force pride shot through the roof of my heart. It wasn’t upon graduating basic training; that was more of a weight lifted relief. It wasn’t the first time I saw an F-22 Raptor take off, and it wasn’t when I, as a young…

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Former loadmaster, tester to be inducted into hall of fame

Posted  October 16, 2015

Retired Master Sgt. Theodore Venturini will be inducted into the Airlift Tanker Association Hall of Fame Oct. 31. He is one of six C-17A Pathfinder Loadmasters that will be honored at an Air Mobility Command and ATA Symposium at the Orlando World Center Marriot in Florida.

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Civ-Mil welcomes new officials

Posted  October 16, 2015

The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group held its annual installation of officers dinner Oct. 8 at the University of Antelope Valley Ballroom.

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Airman Spotlight

Posted  October 16, 2015

Senior Airman Ronald X. Jones Aviation Resource Management journeyman 412th Operations Support Squadron Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  My job description is to input, audit and validate all flying hours and training. I also maintain control and accountability of all flight and parachutist records. Our squadron and host Aviation Resource Management offices here at…

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AFMC offers professional logistics certification programs

Posted  October 16, 2015

Air Force Materiel Command has developed the Logistics Professional Development Program for civilian and military employees, working in a logistics career field, who are looking to formulate a career plan, determine job-related continuous learning objectives and enhance their professional credentials. LPDP currently consists of three certification programs targeting specific workforce categories within logistics: * Professional…

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