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Blake becomes new commandant at U.S.A.F. Test Pilot School

Col. Ryan Blake took the helm as the new commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during a change of command ceremony held in Hangar 1207, July 10.

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NASA prepares to go public with quiet supersonic tech

Arriving 49,000 feet above the test site, higher than the airlines fly, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center test pilot Jim “Clue” Less shuts down his F/A-18’s afterburners moving just shy of Mach 1, the speed of sound, or about 630 mph at this altitude.

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Edwards’ 416th FLTS changes hands

Col. Christopher Spinelli, 412th Operations Group commander, handed the 416th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Scott Fann during a change of command ceremony June 1 in Hangar 1207 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Harris expresses gratitude, reflects at final commander’s call

Maj. Gen. David Harris took the stage at the base theater for his final Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., commander’s call as Air Force Test Center commander June 20, 2018.

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Agreement Allows Air Force to provide a boost to local school districts

Several school districts near Edwards Air Force Base in California are benefitting from computer donations courtesy of the Air Force Test Center and the 412th Test Wing.


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Salutes & Awards

Plant 42 police officers recognized for stopping gate runner

Posted  May 23, 2018

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From right:: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents officers Randy Plata and Miguel Madrid test wing coins May 22 to thank them for actions they took during a “gate runner” incident in April. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, dropped by U.S. Air Force…

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Honorary commanders get behind-the-scene look into 412th Maintenance Group

Posted  May 21, 2018

Air Force photograph by Matt Williams Edwards honorary commanders visited Hanger 1600 where a presentation was given about load crews by Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Armijo, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Wing Weapons manager. Community leaders and their guests visited Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California through the Honorary Commanders Program May 11, 2018. Every…

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People and Places

Bowers inspires students to be their best

Posted  May 18, 2018

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

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Events

Northrop Grumman to host special IT/cyber career fair

Posted  May 18, 2018

America’s Job Center of California, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, Calif., will host a special hiring event for Northrop Grumman to support current openings in Palmdale. The event runs noon-5 p.m., Jun e8, and 9 a.m.-noon, June 9. Northrop Grumman is seeking talented IT professionals with active DOD clearances. Positions available include cyber security analysts,…

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Dream Chaser departs NASA Armstrong

Posted  May 18, 2018

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich SNC Dream Chaser is lifted on to a truck in NASA Armstrong’s historic space shuttle hangar where the spacecraft stayed as it was being prepared for testing and flights. Dream Chaser is in Colorado at a SNC facility. After nearly 16 months at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California,…

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