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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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AF executives, 418th testers discuss fuel-saving concepts

Posted  February 23, 2018

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Mike Penland, Roberto Guerrero, Lt. Col. Paul Calhoun and Tech. Sgt. Shane Powell discuss flying capabilities aboard a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 13, 2018. Guerrero and Penland visited the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., from Washington, D.C., where Guerrero serves as the…

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First command-wide exercise of 2018 ends, identifies key lessons

Posted  February 21, 2018

Teamwork, the commitment of Airmen, and ongoing observations of command processes were among the highlights of the week-long exercise that concluded throughout Air Force Materiel Command Feb. 2, 2018.

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Civil engineers ensure barriers can catch wounded ‘birds’

Posted  February 21, 2018

Air Force photograph by Brad White An Edward F-16 catches the arresting cable on an Edwards runway as part of a certification engagement of a newly overhauled aircraft arresting system Jan. 25, 2018. Members of the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron began installing the new system last November. A fighter aircraft declares an in-flight emergency. Nature…

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Gary Sinise, Lt. Dan Band rock the hangar

Posted  February 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Pol Sebastian Gocong Hollywood actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band performed a free Gary Sinise Foundation concert for the Edwards workforce in Hangar 1600 Feb. 11, 2018. Hollywood actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band performed a free Gary Sinise Foundation concert for the workforce at Edwards Air Force Base,…

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Air Force FY 2019 budget addresses great power competition

Posted  February 14, 2018

The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize. Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson said the budget request is aligned with the National Defense Strategy, prioritizing long-term competition with China…

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