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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

NASA photograph by Ryan Dibley Technology

Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Edwards Air Force Base engineers search for future innovators

Companies from all innovative disciplines often send engineers to career fairs all over the nation to search for future go-getters; and the Air Force test mission is no different.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Events

412th SFS to hold Police Week events May 14-18

Team Edwards and the 412th Security Forces Squadron will observe National Police Week with a slate of events May 14-18. Police Week is a time designated to remember and celebrate past and present civilian and military law enforcement officers, as well as the survivors of those who make the ultimate sacrifice.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Air Force

BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years

The people who manage the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node want to keep a sense of urgency as the system transitions from Joint Urgent Operational Need to Program of Record.


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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

Posted  April 23, 2018

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Edwards to commemorate Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted  April 23, 2018

Traditional dances and music performances accompanied Far East and Pacific foods at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month culture show and food tasting event at Stripes Lounge last May. This year’s finale will be held May 22 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To…

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Posted  April 20, 2018

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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Edwards hosts head-start study for desert tortoises

Posted  April 20, 2018

Courtesy photograph Pictured is a juvenile desert tortoise. Even with conservation efforts, desert tortoise numbers continue to decline. Edwards Environmental Management is partnering with San Diego Zoo Global and the United States Geological Survey in an effort to increase the desert tortoise population through head-starting and translocation research. Environmental Management at Edwards Air Force Base,…

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Helicopter lifts out old coolers, drops in new

Posted  April 20, 2018

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit An S-61V Sikorsky helicopter lifts an old cooling unit off of Bldg. 1600 April 7 to be placed down at a parking lot nearby. Replacing 20-year-old cooling units on roofs can be a challenge given the large buildings and constant flightline operations at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. That’s…

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