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New vice commander for Air Force Test Center

Col. Angela Suplisson is the new vice commander of the Air Force Test Center headquartered at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation challenge brings possible advancement in F-22 test capabilities

The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10.

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Edwards Fire Dept. wants you to ‘ready, set, go’

Courtesy photograph Smoke fills the sky from a fire in San Bernadino County, Calif., last August. The summer season is upon us and the usual hot weather and fire can make a nasty combination that can cause serious injury and potential loss of life and property. How often do we show concern for fire safety?…

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Higer becomes new commandant at USAF Test Pilot School

Col. Matthew Higer is the new commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., following a change of command ceremony held in Hangar 1207 July 14, 2017.

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Test team looks at new parachute for ACES II ejection seat

Members of the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are testing a new parachute canopy for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II, or ACES II.


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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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