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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

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NASA Armstrong previews worldwide atmospheric mission

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., hosted media representatives July 7, giving them an overview of the upcoming Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) airborne science mission that will use the center's DC-8 airplane.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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People and Places

Memorial service

Posted  March 18, 2016

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mae (Mary) S. Byrd of the 412th Maintenance Group.  Mary was a pillar of the Edwards AFB community and was loved by many.  Please join her family for a viewing and celebration of the joy and strength of Mary Byrd, 2-4 p.m., March 26…

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Med Group/Force Support team wins basketball title

Posted  March 18, 2016

Courtesy photograph The 412th Medical Group and 412th Force Support Squadron combined basketball team won the Edwards AFB 2016 Intramural Championship March 15. The 412th Medical Group and 412th Force Support Squadron combined intramural basketball team won the 2016 Championship at the Rosburg Fitness Center March 15. 412th MDG/FSS was undefeated in the playoffs going…

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Air Force summer hire program opens

Posted  March 18, 2016

Now is the time for those interested in temporary summer employment to apply for an Air Force job. Air Force summer vacancies will be posted for positions such as office automation and computer clerk, laborer, lifeguard, recreation aide and food service worker. To be considered for a summer position, an individual must meet one or…

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This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Posted  March 18, 2016

March 16, 1976 — The F-16 control-configured vehicle flight test program began. The first prototype F-16 had been fitted with a pair of canards and an auxiliary flight control computer. The CCV program explored the use of non-conventional flight modes to enhance the operational capabilities of modern high-performance fighters.

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Salutes & Awards

Rocket Site employee selected as AFMC civilian nominee

Posted  March 18, 2016

Wayne Nelson, Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, was selected as the Air Force Materiel Command nominee for the 2015 National Defense Industrial Association Civilian Tester of the Year award.

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