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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Technology

NASA Armstrong previews worldwide atmospheric mission

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., hosted media representatives July 7, giving them an overview of the upcoming Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) airborne science mission that will use the center's DC-8 airplane.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Air Force

Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Technology

RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Events

Sesame Street, USO, dazzle crowds at two shows

Posted  June 15, 2016

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Everybody’s favorite Sesame Street characters including Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and Rosita, excited young audiences at two shows June 14, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Children and parents packed the Oasis Community Center to watch the famous children show’s lineup sing, dance and inspire. The cast was…

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit
Local

Edwards EOD destroys hazardous chemical in Lancaster

Posted  June 15, 2016

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from the 812th Civil Engineering Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., blew up 20 gallons of a hazardous chemical at an on-base range June 6.

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball
Veterans

Father, son celebrate service

Posted  June 15, 2016

An 85-year-old retired Air Force major got a chance to revisit his favorite aircraft four decades after he retired from the U.S. Air Force.

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball
Local

Schaefer highlights Edwards accomplishments, updates team at CC call

Posted  June 12, 2016

Dramatic video from an F-16 cockpit documents a pilot in distress as his heads-up display shows his plane headed towards the ground.

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Air Force photograph by Chris Okula
Salutes & Awards

U.S. Test Pilot School graduates Class 15B

Posted  June 12, 2016

Twenty new test pilots and flight test engineers will enter the test world June 10 as Class 15B graduates from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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