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F-35s begin Auto GCAS test flights

The 461st Flight Test Squadron recently began test flight missions with the F-35 aircraft and the Auto GCAS at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. “Auto-GCAS saves lives, it’s been proven in the F-16 and the F-22,” said Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton, F-35 Integrated Test Force director and 461st FLTS commander.

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AFMC unleashes $4.6 million in FY18 Squadron Innovation Funds

When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein asked leaders to “unleash the brilliance in our Airmen,” Air Force Materiel Command answered the call, executing more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018.

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Team Edwards commemorates Battle of Britain

The United Kingdom Joint Strike Fighter Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., hosted the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Night at Club Muroc Nov. 9, 2018.

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Air Force Test Center gets new top NCO

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Ditore is the new command chief for the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Ditore comes to Edwards from Kadena Air Base, Japan, where he served as the 18th Wing command chief master sergeant.

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Combined, interagency medical training enhances care for Airmen

“Train as you fight, fight as you train,” is a military mantra that every Airman can implement in their training, and the Airmen of the 412th Medical Group is training to fight for their fellow Airmen’s lives.

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Desert tortoises: One of Edwards AFB’s natural residents

Posted  October 31, 2018

Courtesy photograph A desert tortoise sign installed by the 412th Civil Engineer Group on the side of North Rosamond Blvd. towards the North Gate of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The desert tortoise is one of the many animals found on Edwards Air Force Base in California’s High Desert. Listed as threatened under the federal…

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‘White space’ can lead to innovation

Posted  October 29, 2018

Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, has put out the call to find white space — free time — for innovation. White space is freed up within your workday to focus on solving problems and innovating. But how do you find white space?  What if your idea does not seem big enough…

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Team Edwards bands together to raise breast cancer awareness

Posted  October 26, 2018

According to the American Cancer Society, a woman has a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. In 2018, an estimated 40,920 women will die from breast cancer. Team Edwards is banding together to fight to reduce those numbers.

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Trick-or-treating hours, tips

Posted  October 26, 2018

The Pumpkin Patrol is here. It’s time once again for some trick-or-treat fun. This year’s Pumpkin Patrol will be 5-8 p.m., Oct. 31. While everyone is out in costume getting some tasty treats, please keep in mind the following safety tips:   * Travel in groups. Parents/guardians should accompany children at all times. * Use a flashlight (or…

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AFFT Museum volunteers give makeover to C-7A Caribou

Posted  October 26, 2018

A C-7A Caribou that has been sitting at South Base at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for years is now sporting its old look thanks to help from volunteers of the Air Force Flight Test Museum.

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