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Team tests ground equipment concept demonstrator here

A team working with the 412th Logistics Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed tests on an all-electric aircraft power supply unit here.

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Navy E6-B completes test mission at Edwards

A U.S. Navy E6-B recently completed testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and returned to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Feb. 7, 2017.

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Northrop Grumman’s G/ATOR successfully completes initial integration testing

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Marine Corps successfully completed an initial integration event in November 2016 for the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system.

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Love for flying kept last KC-135 flight engineer flying for decades

After a career that has spanned almost four decades, the last Air Force flight engineer for the KC-135 Stratotanker is set to retire at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.


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General Schaefer updates community at Antelope Valley Board of Trade

Posted  February 17, 2017

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., felt right at home speaking to guests and members during an Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon at the Hellenic Center, where he briefed the latest and greatest updates on the Edwards Air Force Base mission.

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After failed union vote, Boeing hails Trump visit to plant

Posted  February 17, 2017

Boeing workers’ overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant’s 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping unions out. It’s also a win for the company that will host President Donald Trump at its…

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Agua Dulce native provides force health protection for Navy sailors

Posted  February 17, 2017

A 2002 Desert Christian High School graduate and Agua Dulce, Calif., native is serving in the U.S. Navy at the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Five. Lt. Jen Knapp serves as an entomologist at the San Diego based preventive medicine unit. According to Navy officials, the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit’s priority is to provide…

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412th TW recognizes 4th quarter, yearly award winners

Posted  February 17, 2017

Football season is over and it’s time for sports fans to focus on the basketball season and that was the theme of the 412th Test Wing 4th Quarter Awards Ceremony at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., theater Feb. 13, 2017. Quarterly award winners were announced along with several major command and functional area awardees…

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Headlines – February 15, 2017

Posted  February 15, 2017

News NATO chief urges allies to ‘keep up momentum’ on defense spending – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member-states to step up defense spending, speaking on the eve of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’s first meeting with his 27 counterparts in Brussels.     Business Upgraded Night Hunter helicopter to undergo testing in 2017…

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