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

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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AFMC Excellence Award winners recognized

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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Wing commander talks leadership at annual business conference

The Antelope Valley Board of Trade held its 46th Annual Business Outlook Conference at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif., Mar. 2. This year’s theme, “Small Business, Big Results,” highlighted the plight of small businesses and how they and larger employers impact the Antelope Valley.

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Heads up: 418th FLTS wraps up new pilot display tests

The 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is finishing up tests on a new head-up display for the C-17 Globemaster III this week.

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First command-wide exercise of 2018 ends, identifies key lessons

Teamwork, the commitment of Airmen, and ongoing observations of command processes were among the highlights of the week-long exercise that concluded throughout Air Force Materiel Command Feb. 2, 2018.

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From the ground, SPORT provides eyes for testers in the sky

Posted  January 29, 2018

In a dark room at Ridley Mission Control, where computer screens and monitors provide the only light, air traffic controllers track and maintain constant communication with Edwards pilots and other air traffic control facilities, which plays a crucial role in the test mission.

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Driver who broke land-speed record at Edwards killed in helicopter crash

Posted  January 29, 2018

Courtesy photograph The British steam car performs its basic operational trial April 1, 2009, at former World War II Royal Air Force Base Thorney Island in England. Steam heated by liquid petroleum powered the car. The car was brought to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to use the lake bed as a natural environment to…

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Health & Safety

Fit for duty

Posted  January 29, 2018

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Staff Sgt. Andrew Travis, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Team (left), observes Staff Sgt. Kenroy Steele, 412th Maintenance Squadron, testing the respirator filter cartridge on a mask at the 412th MXS Fabrication Flight Jan. 23, 2018. Airmen from Bioenvironmental dropped by on their annual check to make sure…

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Mike Super mystifies

Posted  January 29, 2018

Photograph courtesy Kayla Fagan From left: Edison Ruland, Oasis Community Center director; Damion Jones, Community Services Flight chief; 2nd Lt. Kamillia Murchison, 412th Force Support Squadron; Mike Super and Janice Hollen, 412th FSS director; pose for a photo Jan. 20 at Club Muroc. Super is the winner of NBC’s hit TV show “Phenomenon” and  the…

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David Letterman drops by Edwards

Posted  January 22, 2018

Air Force photograph by Dawn Waldman Television host and comedian David Letterman talks with members of the 412th Security Forces Squadron, along with Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, 412th Test Wing command chief, at the B-52 static display at the North Gate Jan. 18, 2018.   Air Force photograph by Dawn Waldman Air Force Flight…

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