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Eddie’s Quest to the Benefield Anechoic Facility

As a new group commander to the 412th Test Wing, I was recently amazed by the incredible engineering talent resident within the 412th Electronic Warfare Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

“Innovation.” The word rolls off virtually every senior leader’s tongue. Your supervisors may have asked, “How are you innovating? How are we spending Air Force innovation funds? Has our organization connected with AFWERX? What are your teams doing to innovate?”

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Mentorship propels AFTC vice commander’s career

Have fun, try something new, and give back and mentor are three parts that make up Col. Angela Suplisson’s life mantra. “I try to have fun in everything I do — whether at work or at home. A little bit of fun and camaraderie at work makes the team more productive."

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Aerial refueling probe light evaluations flown with KC-135: Effort to clear F-35 night refueling envelope

The F-35 program recently completed testing on an improved lighting assembly with the KC-135 that will enable the Navy and Marine Corps F-35 variants to refuel behind the tanker at night. Flight testing of the redesigned light, which attaches to a refueling probe, was led by Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., and supported by Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.


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AFMC Command Chief to focus on communication, people

Posted  March 1, 2019

Air Force photograph Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Stanley C. Cadell is the new command chief at Air Force Materiel Command. Cadell brings almost 27 years of Air Force service to the senior enlisted position at AFMC, where he serves as the primary advisor to the commander and senior staff on all matters pertaining to…

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Construction of long-awaited museum begins

Posted  March 1, 2019

Construction has begun on the new Flight Test Museum campus outside the west gate of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The project kicked off Jan. 8, with the re-positioning of the Boeing YC-15 Technology Demonstrator.

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Innovation culture walls popping up on base

Posted  March 1, 2019

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Part of the innovation wall at the 412th Test Wing Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Innovation culture walls will be displayed at several locations on Edwards to emphasize and invoke innovative thought as the 412th Test Wing’s innovation campaign continues. The walls are…

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STARBASE seeking volunteers

Posted  February 27, 2019

Attention Team Edwards. STARBASE Edwards is nearly ready for blast off. But they need your help to make the mission a success. The STARBASE staff is looking for volunteers with science, technology, engineering or math backgrounds to join the crew in sharing their passion for STEM with the fifth and sixth graders of Antelope Valley….

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AFOTEC maintains mission readiness through operational testing

Posted  February 27, 2019

The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Detachment 4, tests and evaluates new space, cyberspace, missile and missile defense capabilities. Their mission is to test weapons systems in operationally realistic environments.

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