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‘Vortex surfing’ could be revolutionary

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Roger Drinnon

Flight tests with C-17s "vortex surfing" at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 6 and Oct. 2, have demonstrated potentially large savings of fuel and money by doing what geese do naturally.

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Did you know?

Posted October 12, 2012 by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph

As the new 412th Test Wing command chief I have been taking time to get to know and talk with you while visiting your units and attending base events. I hope I get a chance to talk with all of you. During my visits I am asked several questions. Some of these questions I can…

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My educational journey: Without education, we can’t compete

Posted October 12, 2012 by Elizabeth K. Torre

I began my federal service career in 1989 when I was only 19 years old, which was quite an honor as far as I was concerned. I was thrilled to get a position as a GS-5 secretary in what used to be called the Industrial Base Initiative Group. I had great skills from attending business…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Exchange

Posted October 12, 2012 by Ashley Sutton

Exchange shoppers won’t have to wait for December to start the holiday season as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Facebook page is hosting “12 Weeks of Gifting” contest. From Sept. 28 to Dec. 20, shoppers can count down the last 12 weeks until Christmas by entering to win different prizes each week. As…

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Edwards firefighters set fire prevention week off to great start

Posted October 12, 2012 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara A Branch Elementary School student gives Sparky the Fire Dog a high five after completing his fire safety training Oct. 9 on the school grounds. The school was just one of many locations that will be visited by the Edwards Fire Department during Fire Prevention Week which runs from…

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Children’s Fishing Derby at Branch Pond Nov. 17

Posted October 12, 2012 by Stephanie Vaughn

Courtesy photograph Branch Pond, located off of Lancaster Boulevard near the South Gate. In 1968, Branch Memorial Park and Pond were constructed and named in honor of Maj. Gen. Irving L. “Twig” Branch who was killed when his T-38 crashed into Pugent Sound, Wash., in 1966. Branch was commander of the Air Force Flight Test…

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Edwards High Desert Triathlon The top six Q&As that will compel you to participate

Posted October 12, 2012 by Edwards High Desert Triathlon

Courtesy photograph Maj. David Lemery, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, finishing the long course during the May 19 Edwards Air Force Base High Desert Triathlon. The next triathlon is scheduled for Nov. 3, sign up now! Who The event is hosted by the Edwards Triathlon Club, a non-DOD private organization of multi-sport athletes from the…

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The Time Is Now, To Make A Difference, That Will Last A Lifetime

Posted October 12, 2012 by Kenji Thuloweit

Team Edwards leadership and Airmen came together for a breakfast at Club Muroc Oct. 3 to officially kick off this year’s Combined Federal Campaign. The theme for this year’s CFC is “The Time Is Now, To Make A Difference, That Will Last A Lifetime.” This year’s monetary goal for Edwards is $403,000. ├ČThis is based…

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NASA Dryden research pilot among 11 honored by Test Pilot Society

Posted October 12, 2012 by

James W. Smolka, Director of Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., is among 11 persons selected to become Fellows of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Smolka and the 10 other selectees for 2012, several of whom have had direct associations with NASA, the Air Force Test Center and Edwards Air…

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Tracking systems for Red Bull Stratos project tested at Edwards

Posted October 12, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Photograph by Dan Owen of FlightLine Films FlightLine Films tested their ground tracking system at Edwards Sept. 20 when Space Shuttle Endeavour landed for the final time at Edwards. The test was in preparation for the final jump of the Red Bull Stratos project, during which Felix Baumgartner will attempt to set four world records….

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