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Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile.

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Sample return technology successfully tested on Xodiac rocket

Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, Calif., flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on May 24, launching from Mojave, Calif., and landing to collect a sample of more than 320 grams of top soil from the surface of the desert floor.

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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.

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New commander introduced at mission support group

Col. Jeffry Hollman took the reins of the 412th Mission Support Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during an assumption of command ceremony held at Club Muroc June 4, 2018.

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KC-46 Pegasus returns to Edwards for flight tests

A KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft touched down at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 23, 2018, for flight tests.


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DoD

Still time to donate to CFC

Posted  November 13, 2015

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign is coming to a close Nov. 20, but there is still time to show your generosity and compassion. CFC offers federal workers an easy way to support charitable organizations in their community and around the world. Since the Combined Federal Campaign was founded in 1961, federal workers have donated more…

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Events

Native American Indian Heritage Month celebration

Posted  November 13, 2015

This year's Native American Indian Heritage Month celebration Nov. 5 was a mix of art, history and live music. As guests entered the Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center they were greeted by seven large posters depicting Native American service members as a tribute to them.

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Local

New director introduced at USAF Plant 42

Posted  November 13, 2015

A ceremony was held Nov. 4 to introduce the new director of 412th Test Wing Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale. John Esch was introduced as the new government civilian leader in front of Plant 42 employees, 412th TW leadership and contractor representatives. 

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F-35A enters BAF for first time to undergo electromagnetic effects tests

Posted  November 13, 2015

An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or “Triple E” by the team. “What that means is we’re testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don’t interfere with each other,” said Jeff…

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Defense

Honorary commanders receive orders for ‘Deployedistan’

Posted  November 13, 2015

Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders geared up for a simulated 179-day deployment to "Deployedistan" in a fast-paced deployment processing orientation tour Nov. 6. The group arrived just before noon, and by 3:30 p.m., they were being loaded on a C-17 and issued "deployment" dog tags.

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