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Former 412th Test Wing vice commander Schott retires

Base leadership, family and friends came together at Club Muroc at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to celebrate the career and accomplishments of Col. Jason Schott during his retirement ceremony June 14. The 412th Test Wing’s former vice commander retires after more than 25 years of active duty service.

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Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile.

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.

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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.

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New commander introduced at mission support group

Col. Jeffry Hollman took the reins of the 412th Mission Support Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during an assumption of command ceremony held at Club Muroc June 4, 2018.


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Military Retiree Appreciation Day slated for May 19

Posted  April 27, 2018

Courtesy photograph Edwards AFB hosted more than 300 guests at last year’s Retiree Appreciation Day. The 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day is scheduled for May 19. Edwards Air Force Base’s 2018 Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19 in Hanger 1210. Parking will be available at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot…

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May 7 Wingman Day events

Posted  April 27, 2018

The next Wingman Day at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is May 7, and the theme for this special day is “Lean On Me.” Everyone is welcomed to come to the base theater to hear Chap. (Col.) Shon Neyland, Air Force Materiel Command chaplain, share this day with Team Edwards and conduct a presentation at…

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AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

Posted  April 27, 2018

Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance. Airmen will no longer be required to…

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FMC Personnel Programs Division hosts first command EEO symposium

Posted  April 25, 2018

Seventy-five Air Force employees from across Air Force Materiel Command convened for the inaugural AFMC Equal Employment Opportunity Symposium held April 3-5 at the Wright Brothers Institute’s location in Dayton, Ohio.

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Cute pets can cash in with Exchange online photo contest

Posted  April 25, 2018

Cute canines, cats, canaries and other beloved pets can finally make their adorable looks pay off. Exchange shoppers at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., can compete to show off their furry, feathered or fuzzy friends during the worldwide Patriot Pet Just Say “Treat” Photo Contest. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with…

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