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For good measure, base precision lab passes biannual evaluation

No one at Edwards is more exact in their work than the Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory.

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-16 from the 416th Flight Test Squadron parked at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a Red Flag exercise in 2012. Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a “roadshow” to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S….

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YF-22A brings in $25,000 for museum move

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Bechtel Corporation presented a check for $25,000 to the Flight Test Historical Foundation at the Air Force Flight Test Museum May 21 to sponsor the YF-22A. (Left to right) Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing Installation Support director, and Lisa Gray, FTHF chairwoman, accepted the donation from Brian Sheridan…

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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Developmental test and evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place.

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Summer safety begins with risk management

Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons. Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief…


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Know it when it counts

Posted  June 6, 2014

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – For the three years I’ve been in the Air Force, I’ve experienced more training then anyone would like. I’ve always questioned why the Air Force insists we be branded with the same information during training over and over. Personally, I thought Self-Aid Buddy Care was one of the least useful to…

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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Fun Run/Walk The Health and Wellness Center is hosting a Critical Days of Summer fun run/walk event June 11. There will be three distances:† 5K, 7.5K and 10K and the start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. This is a FREE event and is open to runners and walkers of…

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NASA declares SOFIA Observatory fully operational

Posted  June 6, 2014

NASA photograph by Jim Ross The door to the SOFIA observatory’s 2.5-meter telescope is wide open during a developmental test flight in 2010. On June 2, 2014, during the 224th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Boston, Mass., Paul Hertz, NASA’s Astrophysics Division director, announced that the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has passed…

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F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrates air-to-air combat capability

Posted  June 6, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman An F-35 from Edwards flies off the coast of California, Feb. 6, 2013. In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central California coast, an F-35B demonstrated the jet’s air-to-air combat capability when it sequentially engaged two aerial targets with two AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles…

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Military Working Dog sniffs out three awards

Posted  June 6, 2014

Staff Sgt. Kathryn Goldman and her working dog Rolf from the 412th Security Forces Squadron took home three first place trophies from the Western State Police Canine Association Trial.

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Off into the wild blue yonder…

Posted  June 6, 2014

Keeping with tradition, Col. Daniel D. Daetz is sprayed down with water and champagne by (center-left) his wife Esme, Douglas Daetz, his father,†and Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. The celebration followed Daetz’s final qualification flight aboard an F-16 May 29. A retirement ceremony was held for him at Club Muroc May 30….

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State of 412th TW addressed at commanders call

Posted  June 6, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, held three Commanders Calls May 29. The briefings addressed current issues Edwards AFB is enduring, including cutbacks to aircraft and positions. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, held three Commanders Calls May 29 in the Base Theater to…

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Former DHS student dazzles president during White House Science Fair

Posted  June 6, 2014

President Barack Obama looks at the Concussion cushion football helmet project from former Desert High School student Maria Hanes during the 2014 White House Science Fair May 27 in Washington, D.C. Hanes currently attends U.C. Santa Cruz. Hanes, 19, dreams of becoming the first female collegiate football coach and she’s already built up some impressive…

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First quarter award winners are a ‘hit’

Posted  June 6, 2014

Airmen and Air Force civilians alike were honored June 4 at the base theater for the 412th Test Wing 1st Quarter Award Ceremony.

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Thank you, for now

Posted  June 6, 2014

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – Capt. Thomas Hammill was a Green Beret who served in Vietnam and Cambodia. I knew him as an uncle and hero; however, society had a different perception of him and the rest of the men and women who fought in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans returned to America and found protests, hate…

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