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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.

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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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31st TES to celebrate 100 years of existence

Posted  June 16, 2017

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community is invited to attend a special all-hands event at Hangar 1600 on June 23. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron is holding its centennial celebration. Festivities will run from noon to 4 p.m. The gala will feature food, static displays and historical items, squadron representatives said. The 31st…

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Security forces cracking down on speeders

Posted  June 16, 2017

Air Force photograph Airmen from the 412th Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., pull over a vehicle for speeding. The community at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a huge problem on its hands that security forces and others are looking to rectify. There has been a large number of speeding violations cited…

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‘Voice’ winner launching AF tour

Posted  June 16, 2017

Photograph courtesy of Meredity Truax Soul-country singer/songwriter Sundance Head launches his tour of 10 U.S. Air Force installations on June 30. He will perform at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 4. Sundance Head, winner of NBC’s “The Voice” season 11, is ready and eager to bring his original soul country music to Air Force…

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Tech Report: Flight simulators

Posted  June 16, 2017

Flight simulators help keep future pilots safe by giving them a realistic flying experience before getting into the cockpit of a real aircraft.

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AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018

Posted  June 16, 2017

Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018.  Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment…

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