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Arnold Air Force Base hosts 2018 Air Force Test Center Strategic Offsite

The mission of the Air Force Test Center is to “conduct Developmental Test and Evaluation of air, space and cyber systems to provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers.”

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Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’ for 2019

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, addresses a packed base theater Jan. 2, 2018, for the wing’s annual Back in the Saddle event. Before heading into 2019 full throttle, the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took a pause to remind its workforce…

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461st FLTS pilot makes history

History was made once again at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., when Maj. Rachael Winiecki became the first female F-35 developmental test pilot as she successfully completed her first flight test mission, Dec. 14, 2018.

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Edwards breaks ground on new fire station

Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California received an early gift right before the holidays Dec. 14, 2018. Base leadership joined members of the 412th Civil Engineer Group and its firefighters, along with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, to break ground on a new fire station on the flightline.

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Innovation: F-35 maintenance virtual reality/augmented reality initiative

Leveraging new technologies is what innovation is all about, and Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Neilson had a creative idea to establish an interactive virtual/augmented reality capability at the F-35 Integrated Test Force to conduct maintenance-related training.


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Innovative UAS solution for BAF RF measurement

Posted  November 30, 2018

The Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., tests installed radio frequency systems. But testing in the BAF has some operational limitations: duration can be dominated by setup and calibration time; there are RF coverage limitations over the backbones of large aircraft; and dynamic antenna transmission restrictions.

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Desert High senior gets congressional endorsement for AF Academy

Posted  November 30, 2018

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Desert High School senior Amanda Rodriguez receives a round of applause from Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, 412th TW command chief, after she learned that Kern County Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA 23rd District) has endorsed her for…

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Canuck Chinook in BAF

Posted  November 30, 2018

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook recently became another airframe to undergo electronic warfare testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation: Global Hawk testers raise their hand

Posted  November 28, 2018

At the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., commander’s call Nov. 1, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert stated that “Innovation is an Airmen, at any level, raising their hand to say, ‘I’ve got a better way to do business.’”

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Career adviser helps Airmen plot career roadmap

Posted  November 26, 2018

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Master Sgt. Jason Greenwell, Career Assistance Adviser, and Senior Airman Jacob Minter, 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, discuss possible career options at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 8, 2018. The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Career Adviser wants to help. He wants to make sure Airmen at the base…

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