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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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Hybrid generator could make aircraft maintenance more efficient, effective, user friendly

You can’t have air power without ground power says Senior Master Sgt. Jason Tilley, who is the Air Force’s lead for its Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Working Group.

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F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program. The F-35 Integrated Test Force is based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Arnold AFB hosts annual meeting of AFRL chief engineers

For the first time ever, Arnold AFB has hosted the Systems Engineering Program Management meeting, an annual gathering of Chief Engineers across the Air Force Research Laboratory.

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Air Force’s top doc visits Edwards

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, the surgeon general of the Air Force, visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 25-27, 2018. The purpose of his visit was to receive background on the 412th Test Wing mission and see how he can assist at his level with the mission.


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Health & Safety

TRICARE Young Adult premiums to increase Jan. 1, 2016

Posted  October 30, 2015

Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 23 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult program will increase on Jan. 1, 2016 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to have young adults covered…

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412th MDG grabs flag football, soccer championships

Posted  October 30, 2015

Courtesy photograph The 412th Medical Group took the Intramural Soccer Championship. The number one seed in Intramural Flag Football, the 412th Medical Group, and the number two seeded 412th Security Forces Squadron, met in the championship game Oct. 21. 412th MDG, led by coaches Staff Sgt. Milo Otis and Senior Airman Andrew Travis, took an…

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Air Force awards LRS-B contract

Posted  October 30, 2015

The Air Force announced today the contract award of Engineering and Manufacturing Development and early production for the Long Range Strike Bomber to Northrop Grumman Corporation. “The LRS-B is critical to national defense and is a top priority for the Air Force,” said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. “We face a complex…

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AFMC commander visits Arnold AFB

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jackie Cowan Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, toured Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, Oct. 15, 2015, with members of the AFMC Community Liaison Program. Hosted by Col. Rod Todaro, commander or the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Pawlikowski and CLP members received briefings, toured facilities and exchanged ideas….

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Local aviation legends, supporters flock together for Gathering of Eagles

Posted  October 30, 2015

The Flight Test Historical Foundation honored U-2 and SR-71 pilots during the annual Gathering of Eagles dinner at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Oct. 24.

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