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EDC Junior Force Council makes inaugural networking visit to Edwards

Rich in Air Force history and a hallmark installation in the Air Force test world, Edwards Air Force Base in California is home to the 412th Flight Test Wing and the world-famous Test Pilot School.

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Former 412th Test Wing vice commander Schott retires

Base leadership, family and friends came together at Club Muroc at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to celebrate the career and accomplishments of Col. Jason Schott during his retirement ceremony June 14. The 412th Test Wing’s former vice commander retires after more than 25 years of active duty service.

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Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile.

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.

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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.


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Thank you and farewell

Posted  June 12, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Team, Thank You!!! When I was told in January 2012 I would have the privilege to serve as the first Air Force Test Center Commander, I was elated. I thought I knew what a dedicated team of professional Airmen the new AFTC would be comprised of and how the…

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Posted  June 19, 2015

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn’t know how it got there,…

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Edwards maintainer makes All-AF, All-Armed Forces volleyball team

Posted  June 19, 2015

Every year athletes across the Air Force try out for a chance to not only represent their base, but the Air Force at a national level. For one 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Load team member, his opportunity arose through the Air Force Men’s Volleyball program. Senior Airman Evan LaRochelle’s journey began at the Air…

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Community Networking Spotlight–Vicki Medina

Posted  June 19, 2015

Vicki Medina, Antelope Valley Board of Trade executive director, joined the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program in 2013. As a liaison, she meets with the 412th Test Wing commander on a quarterly basis and attends various base functions. When possible, liaisons are invited to meet with AFMC command staff at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

Posted  June 26, 2015

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time. “The mission of the test…

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