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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

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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Hybrid generator could make aircraft maintenance more efficient, effective, user friendly

You can’t have air power without ground power says Senior Master Sgt. Jason Tilley, who is the Air Force’s lead for its Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Working Group.

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F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program. The F-35 Integrated Test Force is based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Arnold AFB hosts annual meeting of AFRL chief engineers

For the first time ever, Arnold AFB has hosted the Systems Engineering Program Management meeting, an annual gathering of Chief Engineers across the Air Force Research Laboratory.

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Air Force’s top doc visits Edwards

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, the surgeon general of the Air Force, visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 25-27, 2018. The purpose of his visit was to receive background on the 412th Test Wing mission and see how he can assist at his level with the mission.


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Around the Air Force: June 23

Posted  June 27, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.

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F-22 Quick reaction test, modernization efforts lead to national recognition

Posted  June 23, 2017

When the 411th Flight Test Squadron’s F-22 Modernization Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was tasked with a short-notice, quick-turn test, the members never imagined it would help garner them national recognition.

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Air Force contract

Posted  June 23, 2017

Calspan Corp., Buffalo, N.Y., has been awarded a $20,907,828 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the F-16 variable stability in-flight simulator test aircraft (VISTA). Contractor will provide all maintenance and curriculum development for all Air Force Test Pilot School student sorties for the VISTA, as well as special projects. Work will be performed at Edwards…

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AF releases criteria for new valor ‘V,’ combat ‘C,’ remote ‘R’ devices

Posted  June 23, 2017

Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. Following a comprehensive Military Decorations and Awards Review in 2015, the secretary of Defense implemented several changes to ensure the Defense Department’s military decoration and awards program continues to appropriately recognize the service,…

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Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training

Posted  June 23, 2017

Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017.  The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat…

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