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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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Set your clocks back Nov. 1

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber This Sunday, Nov. 1, Daylight Saving Time will end for 2015. When local time is about to reach 2 a.m., Nov. 1, clocks will be turned backward one hour to 1 a.m. Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier and there will be more light in the morning….

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Exchange puts some jingle back in shoppers’ pockets with ‘Your Holiday Bill is on Us’ sweepstakes

Posted  October 30, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making holiday wishes come true for military shoppers by picking up the tab on their MILITARY STAR card up to $8,200 with the “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us” sweepstakes. From Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each time they…

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National American Indian Heritage Month kicks off Nov. 5

Posted  October 30, 2015

On Nov. 5, 412th Test Wing leadership will host the National American Indian Heritage Month celebration at the Oasis Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration will include remarks from leadership, entertainment by the Blue Mountain Tribe band, a tribute to Native American servicepersons, slide show presentations and a local Native American…

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AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted  October 30, 2015

Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill.

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News Briefs – October 30, 2015

Posted  October 30, 2015

Lunch and learn about promotions Do you know what it takes to get promoted? The Edwards Top 3 will be holding a Lunch and Learn event 11 a.m., Nov. 20 in Room D of Bldg. 2461. Every Airman wants to get promoted, but did you know you should be preparing for your next stripe now?…

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