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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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Air Force drone crashes in remote California area

Posted  June 27, 2017

BISHOP, Calif.–An Air Force drone the size of a small airliner crashed in a remote section of California near Mount Whitney. Edwards Air Force Base said in a statement that the RQ-4 Global Hawk, an unmanned surveillance aircraft, was making a routine trip June 21 afternoon from Edwards to its usual home at Beale Air…

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Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Posted  June 27, 2017

Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School class 91B reunites

Posted  June 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Members of Class 91B of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School check out an F-117 Nighthawk in the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar during a recent reunion on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 91B dropped by Edwards Air Force…

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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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