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Arnold Air Force Base hosts 2018 Air Force Test Center Strategic Offsite

The mission of the Air Force Test Center is to “conduct Developmental Test and Evaluation of air, space and cyber systems to provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers.”

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Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’ for 2019

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, addresses a packed base theater Jan. 2, 2018, for the wing’s annual Back in the Saddle event. Before heading into 2019 full throttle, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce…

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461st FLTS pilot makes history

History was made once again at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., when Maj. Rachael Winiecki became the first female F-35 developmental test pilot as she successfully completed her first flight test mission, Dec. 14, 2018.

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Edwards breaks ground on new fire station

Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California received an early gift right before the holidays Dec. 14, 2018. Base leadership joined members of the 412th Civil Engineer Group and its firefighters, along with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, to break ground on a new fire station on the flightline.

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Innovation: F-35 maintenance virtual reality/augmented reality initiative

Leveraging new technologies is what innovation is all about, and Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Neilson had a creative idea to establish an interactive virtual/augmented reality capability at the F-35 Integrated Test Force to conduct maintenance-related training.


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Edwards Airmen celebrate Air Force birthday with ball

Posted  September 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Edwards Air Force Base Airman and civilians dance during the 2018 Air Force Ball at the Antelope Valley Fair Grounds in Lancaster, Calif., Sept. 8, 2018. Airmen from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., civilians and family members commemorated the Air Force’s 71st birthday in grand fashion with a ball…

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AF officials announce NCO retraining program

Posted  July 27, 2018

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2019 and will update the number of available slots on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 1.  The retraining program allows Airmen on their second or subsequent enlistments in adequately manned Air Force career fields to retrain into selected specialties to…

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AF announces FY16 aviator bonuses: RPA pilots eligible for first time

Posted  December 18, 2015

Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2016 Aviator Retention Pay or Critical Skills Retention Bonus programs, Air Force officials announced Dec. 15. “The cost to train and develop our Airmen is a significant investment for the Air Force,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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USO Show Troupe returning April 4

Posted  March 25, 2016

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The USO brought out the USO Show Troupe to Edwards AFB April 6, 2015. The troupe mainly performed Top 40 hits to the delight of the audience. The show returns April 4, 2016, to the Oasis Community Center beginning at 5 p.m. The USO Show Troupe is returning to…

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Edwards test team wins ITEA award

Posted  October 3, 2016

The HAVE LIGHT Test Team, comprised of local members from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and 775th Test Squadron has been selected as the winner for the 2016 International Test and Evaluation Association Awards, in the Technical Achievement Category. This team was a compilation of professionals from across the Air Force Test Center,…

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