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31st TES begins F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron kicked off the Defense Department’s F-35 Lightning II Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with a large force employment sortie from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018.

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TPS Class 18A graduates 23 new flight test professionals

United States Air Force Test Pilot School Class 18A stood proudly before friends, families, base leadership and fellow testers at Club Muroc at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as they received their Master of Science Degree in Flight Test Engineering Dec. 7, 2018.

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STARBASE officially blasts off with ceremony, rocket launch

Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., became one of nine active duty bases to officially open a STARBASE program during a ribbon cutting ceremony in its classroom at Branch Elementary, Dec.7, 2018.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Airmen battle enemy, elements in latest readiness exercise

On a cold, dark and dreary day, 80 Airmen put on their mission oriented protected posture suits, grabbed their weapons and went to war. Sporadic machine gun fire and loud bangs could be heard from outside the FOB.

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X-56A suppresses flutter with two controllers

The X-56A team has suppressed flutter, which is a potentially destructive oscillation, with a modern and a classical controller for the first time at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.


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July 4th fun, Summer Bash 2017 features little of everything

Posted  July 12, 2017

Food, rides, music, and of course, fireworks highlighted this year’s Summer Bash put on by the 412th Force Support Squadron at Wings and Roberts Fields July 4, 2017. Special musical guest, Sundance Head, performed courtesy of the USO. Hundreds of party goers turned out for the annual summer event.            …

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Air Force releases first-term Airman retraining quotas for FY18

Posted  July 12, 2017

Eligible active-duty first-term Airmen may choose from more than 1,400 approved retraining quotas in over 20 career fields for fiscal year 2018. Retraining allows enlisted Airmen, to include staff and technical sergeants on their first enlistment, to retrain into skills where a shortage exists, in conjunction with a reenlistment. “A first-term Airman can apply to…

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AF selects 8,167 for promotion to technical sergeant

Posted  July 12, 2017

Air Force officials selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 25,552 eligible for a selection rate of 31.9 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers July 20, 2017, at 8 a.m., CDT. On July 21, Airmen can also access their score notices…

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Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted  July 12, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the location for the 2018 Warrior Games is announced, Airmen and Marines work together during F-35 refueling Lightning II exercise, and the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year have been announced.

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Piute Ponds feature large variety of birds, wildlife

Posted  July 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball A group of Blue-Winged Teal ducks take flight at Piute Ponds. Piute Ponds spans 9,600 acres and consists of numerous claypan ponds and low sand dunes. Amid the High Desert landscape that encompasses Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is a green oasis that provides a place for wildlife and…

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