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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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Range Innovation Team and ‘Innovation Makerspace’

Posted  December 14, 2018

Innovation starts with individuals who strive to make a difference.  Greg Myers led the Range Innovation Team, tracking all active innovation efforts in addition to pursuing his personal innovation project, the “Innovation Makerspace.” His efforts as an individual and team leader were recognized through 412th Test Wing quarterly award wins as the Innovator of the…

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412th Test Wing Warrior of the Week

Posted  December 14, 2018

Airman 1st Class Johnny Cote is the 412th Test Wing Warrior of the Week. Cote works in the 412th Test Wing Command Section as an administrative specialist. He hails from Bangor, Maine, where he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in February 2017. Edwards AFB is his first assignment. Cote hopes to be promoted to…

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31st TES begins F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

Posted  December 12, 2018

The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron kicked off the Defense Department’s F-35 Lightning II Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with a large force employment sortie from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018.

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Squadron gets new lab space to improve instrumental role in test mission

Posted  December 12, 2018

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Edwards and 812th Aircraft Instrumentation Test Squadron leadership pose for the ceremonial ground breaking photo Dec. 3, 2018, inside Bldg. 1600 where a new 812th AITS Special Instrumentation Diagnostics Engineering and Calibration Lab will be constructed. Pictured from left to right: Randy Beckett, 412th Civil Engineer Group retired deputy…

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Team Edwards shares holiday spirit with local communities

Posted  December 12, 2018

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Col. Jeffry Hollman, 412th Mission Support Group commander, waves at parade-goers while on a Humvee during the Sleigh Rides through the City parade in Lancaster, Calif., Dec. 1, 2018. Hollman represented Edwards Air Force Base in the parade through downtown Lancaster as one of more than 100 other entries…

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