Featured Headlines

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In flight test, needs are everywhere. Parts, scheduling, the need for maintainers; need for computers, the need for spectrum to transmit data, etc.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Join 412th TW on its ‘innovation journey’

One theme the Department of Defense is emphasizing is getting warfighters what they need, when they need it. Now and in the future.

Courtesy photograph DoD

Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

afmc Local

AFMC’s new command chief focused on airmen and their families

Family and fellow airmen have been the keys to success in CMSgt. Jason France's Air Force career of 26 years and counting. As the new command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, France plans to keep them a priority.

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Salutes & Awards

Edwards employee recognized nationally for contributions to mission

A member of the 412th Civil Engineer Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was recognized for his contributions to the Edwards mission, and to American Indians in government service.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

concert
Events

U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West FREE concert

Posted  March 4, 2016

The US Air Force Band of the Golden West will present a free concert in Santa Clarita by The Concert Band. This family-friendly event is open to the public and will take place March 14 at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center-College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd. in Santa Clarita. The concert begins at 7 p.m….

Full Story »

Courtesy photograph
Local

Edwards AFB testers lend hand at Mountain Home

Posted  March 4, 2016

Courtesy photograph Cleaning up in Idaho: Edwards Airmen volunteer to pick up trash outside Mountain Home Air Force Base while deployed for F-35A operational testing. Airmen from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron and Air Force Operation Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 1 from Edwards took a break from F-35A operational testing at Mountain Home…

Full Story »

history
Uncategorized

This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Posted  March 4, 2016

Air Force photograph On Feb. ?28, 1964, the first flight of an accelerated Category II test program of the North American YAT-28E took place. The aircraft was a T-28 Trojan heavily modified to a ground attack/trainer configuration for counter-insurgency warfare.

Full Story »

Events

Team Edwards Day

Posted  March 4, 2016

Team Edwards Day is March 14. Bring your family to work with you and show off your work area. Then show them around the rest of Edwards throughout the day, topping it off with ice cream in the community park at 3 p.m. There will be numerous displays and demonstrations from all groups on base….

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner
Local

Australian KC-30A successfully refuels C-17 for first time

Posted  March 4, 2016

The first air-to-air refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport to a C-17A Globemaster III occurred Feb. 10. The five-hour sortie was conducted by members of the RAAF's Air Warfare Centre Aircraft Research and Development Unit, 86 Wing and the 418th Flight Test Squadron.

Full Story »