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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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Absentee voter tips for military members

Posted  September 28, 2016

DOD photograph Members of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team pass on the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s message for U.S. military and overseas citizens to submit their absentee ballots in time for the upcoming general election. With less than two months until the general election on Nov. 8, absentee voters are beginning to receive their…

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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

Posted  September 23, 2016

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Test pilot’s legacy honored

Posted  September 23, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Lorrie Epling (center), daughter of test pilot Milburn G. “Mel” Apt, and her family, daughters Rachel (left) and Brisley and husband Michael, pose with museum specialist Tony Moore in front of the newly-unveiled display of Apt and Bell X-2 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 16, 2016….

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Third Master Sgt. Derrell Willson retires from Air Force

Posted  September 21, 2016

For the third time in U.S. Air Force history, a Master Sgt. Derrell Willson has retired from the force. Master Sgt. Derrell Willson III, formerly of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, retired Sept. 16, 2016, in front of Bldg. 1, and in front of his father, retired Master Sgt. Derrell Willson II, and his grandfather…

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Detachment at Edwards joins rest of Navy in welcoming new chief petty officers

Posted  September 21, 2016

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Left to right: Chief Petty Officers Richard Crapser, Lawrence Borba and Justin Sexton don their new khaki uniforms and CPO combination covers after pinning on their anchors to officially become U.S. Navy CPOs at the base theater Sept. 16, 2016. Almost 5,000 Sailors across the Navy pinned on the…

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