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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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Hybrid generator could make aircraft maintenance more efficient, effective, user friendly

You can’t have air power without ground power says Senior Master Sgt. Jason Tilley, who is the Air Force’s lead for its Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Working Group.

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F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program. The F-35 Integrated Test Force is based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Arnold AFB hosts annual meeting of AFRL chief engineers

For the first time ever, Arnold AFB has hosted the Systems Engineering Program Management meeting, an annual gathering of Chief Engineers across the Air Force Research Laboratory.

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Air Force’s top doc visits Edwards

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, the surgeon general of the Air Force, visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 25-27, 2018. The purpose of his visit was to receive background on the 412th Test Wing mission and see how he can assist at his level with the mission.


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AFTC announces its fall logistics professional development

Posted  November 6, 2015

Professional certifications are climbing throughout the 412th Maintenance Group. During the Professional Maintenance Certification Program 2015 Spring Open Season, Air Force Test Center employees submitted 35 applications for PMxCP and all 35 applicants earned certification.

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Veterans Day is a day to celebrate and honor

Posted  November 6, 2015

Veterans have made a selfless choice to lay their lives on the line to serve and protect our country. In many cases, they have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we continue to have our rights and freedoms. Veterans Day is a time we set aside to honor these special Americans. Originally known as Armistice…

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Local utilities, 412th CE enlighten public on energy savings

Posted  November 6, 2015

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Southern California Edison brought out its Mobile Energy Unit from Long Beach, California, which has home appliances within along with tips to lower energy costs at home. The unit has energy-efficient home appliances all powered by solar energy. The unit was part of Edward AFB’s Energy Action Month, which…

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Applications available for 2016 Corvias scholarships

Posted  November 6, 2015

Corvias Foundation has announced that applications for the 2016 scholarships and educational grants are now available. The foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded nearly $6 million in scholarships and grants to children and spouses of active-duty service members since 2006.  “Serving military families is a…

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F-35 fires first airborne shots successfully

Posted  November 6, 2015

F-35A tail number AF-2 became the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to fire the four-barrel GAU-22/A 25mm Gun system while in flight Oct. 30.

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