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Emerging Technologies CTF conducts its first test

The newly-formed Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force completed its first test high above Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017.

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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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Grim Reaper finds his rage

As he stands at the step desk, you wouldn’t miss the subtle differences in his uniform. His brown leather boots seem foreign next to the sage green ones accompanying him.

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Cody testifies before SASC on importance of Airmen, families

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the importance of Airmen and their families before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Feb. 14 on Capitol Hill.

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Schaefer highlights accomplishments of 412th TW at commander’s call

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., updated Team Edwards on test programs, highlighted recent accomplishments and thanked everyone on base for their hard work and dedication in accomplishing the mission at two commander’s calls held Feb. 1 in the base theater.

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Around the Air Force: Jan 27

Posted  January 30, 2017

On this look around the Air Force the preferred Reserve led F-35 base is announced, Airmen aid Kurdish refugees, and the Air Force is focusing on cost-effective, cleaner energy solutions.

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Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts B-52 for HERO testing

Posted  January 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner A B-52 from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is backed into the Benefield Anechoic Facility Jan. 9. 2017. A B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is undergoing Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance testing in the Benefield…

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Project shows collaboration key to innovation success

Posted  January 27, 2017

Innovation means using a new idea, method, or device. So to step away from the status quo, someone pursuing innovation may have to look for answers beyond the usual, and one method encouraged by Edwards AFB innovators is collaboration. Edwards’ Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team – XCITE team for short – actively engages in…

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Maintainers’ close ties to Desert High leads to nose art on B-1B Lancer

Posted  January 27, 2017

Desert Junior-Senior High School’s Class of 2017 received an early graduation gift as they were presented with a professionally painted DHS Scorpions logo on the side of a B-1B Lancer Jan. 19, 2017.

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Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Posted  January 27, 2017

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials said Jan. 26. The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. That law requires the department to establish procedures…

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