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Planes, aviation legends, highlight 70th anniversary

Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held its 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight event Oct. 13-14. Famed test pilots, retired Brig. Generals Chuck Yeager and Robert Cardenas, were on hand for the celebration that honored their achievement Oct. 14, 1947.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

Air Force photograph by Brad White Salutes & Awards

What is a high performer, Alex?

Answers in the form of questions highlighted the “Jeopardy” themed 412th Test Wing Third Quarter Awards ceremony held at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Base Theater Nov. 14, 2017.

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CE completes work without grounding Rocket Lab operations

Realizing the criticality of Air Force Research Laboratory’s Rocket Propulsion Division’s mission at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron Infrastructure Flight and Heavy Repair Flight teamed up to replace two obsolete cooling towers and one 40-ton condensing unit.

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Local

BAF team readying for stealth bomber testing

Last November, a B-2 Spirit entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the first time.


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Technology

New test force focuses on autonomy, unmanned aircraft, new technologies

Posted  October 14, 2016

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.

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Health & Safety

AFMC promotes ‘RECESS’ physical activity challenge

Posted  October 12, 2016

During the months of October through December, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its RECESS physical activity challenge. RECESS is a command-wide initiative which is conducted by Civilian Health Promotion Services, to help the AFMC workforce increase movement by promoting short bursts of physical activity throughout the day. According to a 2015 study of the…

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay
Local

Aerial photographer hangs up his helmet after flying more than 2,000 hours

Posted  October 7, 2016

Lockheed Martin aerial photographer Tom Reynolds didn’t have a clue that saying yes to a temporary, year-long assignment would turn into a 33-year career at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Air Force

Test Pilot School students validate “smart” aircraft control system

Posted  October 7, 2016

Air Force photograph by Capt. Craig Porter The F-16 VISTA tracks and targets a T-38s during testing of the L1 Adaptive Control System recently. The control system was designed and built by a team from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and tested by U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 16A as a Test…

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Local

Gathering of Eagles celebrates F-117A test program

Posted  October 7, 2016

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted the Gathering of Eagles Oct. 1 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. The annual event celebrates significant events in flight-test history.

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