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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

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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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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Schaefer talks people, mission, innovation at commander’s call

Posted  March 19, 2018

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,, held his first commander’s calls of 2018 in the base theater March 13, sharing his personal priorities of faith, family, Air Force and the mission. He also shared his professional priorities of safety, security and mission.

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Field trip brings flight surgeons to Edwards

Posted  March 19, 2018

Air Force photograph by Matt Williams Tony Moore, a museum specialist with the Air Force Flight Test Museum (left) speaks to a group of Air Force flight surgeons at the X-1 Loading Pit at South Base where the famed Bell X-1 was loaded on to its mothership. The 412th Medical Group hosted a group of…

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Desert tortoises: One of Edwards AFB’s natural residents

Posted  March 19, 2018

Courtesy photograph A desert tortoise sign installed by the 412th Civil Engineer Group on the side of North Rosamond Boulevard towards the North Gate of Edwards Air Force Base. The desert tortoise is one of the many animals found at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. Listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species…

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AFAF campaign begins March 26

Posted  March 16, 2018

The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 26, and will run until May 4.  Contributions to the AFAF can lend a helping hand to Airmen and their families–active duty and retired, officers and enlisted. The gifts can help with emergency needs, educational assistance, family support, and provide…

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AFMC Excellence Award winners recognized

Posted  March 14, 2018

The Annual Excellence Award Banquet on March 7, 2018, served as the venue to honor Air Force Materiel Command’s top Airmen for 2017. Four airmen from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., were honored as part of the evenings festivities.

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