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Col. Jason Schott gave his wife, Emily Schott, a hard hat and tool belt as a gift to help construct the house they plan to build in Colorado during his retirement. (Air Force Photo by Matt Williams) Former 412th Test Wing vice commander Schott retires
Base leadership, family and friends came together at Club Muroc to celebrate the career and accomplishments of Col. Jason Schott during his retirement ceremony June 14. The 412th Test Wing’s former vice commander retires after more than 25 years of active duty service. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presided over the ceremony.
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2018
The Bell X-5 This week in Edwards history: The X-5
On June 20, 1951, the Bell X-5 made its maiden flight, piloted by Bell test pilot Jean E. "Skip" Ziegler. The X-5 was the first aircraft capable of changing the sweep of its wings in flight.
0 6/18
2018
Corvias Foundation scholarship recipient, Zoexenita Mercado of Desert High School on Edwards Air Force Base, poses for a photo with at University of California, Davis mascot cutout. She plans to attend the university and be a surgeon in the future. (Courtesy photo) Corvias Foundation awards scholarship to student from Edwards AFB
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded a college scholarship of up to $50,000 to an outstanding student from Edwards Air Force Base as part of the 13th class of
0 6/15
2018
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon carries a developmental test version of Norway’s Joint Strike Missile. The 416th Flight Test Squadron recently wrapped up JSM testing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner) 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. The JSM is Norway’s advanced anti-surface warfare missile designed to be carried in the new F-35A’s internal weapons bay. The missile can be employed against sea- and land-based
0 6/14
2018
U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 17B poses in front of the X-15 hypersonic rocket plane in March 2018. The class graduated June 8. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) TPS Class 17B graduates sending 26 new flight testers into world
United States Air Force Test Pilot School Class 17B stood proudly before friends, families, base leadership and fellow testers in Hangar 1623 as they received their Master of Science Degree in Flight Test Engineering June 8. As each graduate crossed the stage they received the graduate plaque from TPS, the diploma from Air University and the
0 6/13
2018
C-130 at Edwards in 1962 This week in Edwards history
On June 13, 1962, a test team conducted the first flights of Project Rough Road, an evaluation of the short-field takeoff and landing capabilities of the production C-130B.  Test aircraft were loaded to a gross weight of 101,000 lbs and subjected to a variety of hard and soft sand and clay runways. 
0 6/13
2018
Arlene Johnson, Family Advocacy outreach manager tries the empathy belly on a future father, Staff Sgt. Gregory Bolden, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, to simulate the weight that is carried during pregnancy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Laura Motes) Bundles for Babies prepare new parents for baby
The Airman and Family Readiness Center educates future parents on preparing for a new baby with their Bundles for Babies class. The class is sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society and available free to all military families attached to Edwards Air Force Base. The program is held quarterly with the last class held June 8.   The class includes both
0 6/12
2018
Capt. William Howard Hughes, Jr. was formally declared a deserter by the Air Force in 1983. He was apprehended by AFOSI SAs from Detachment 303, Travis AFB, Calif., where he's awaiting pre-trial confinement. (U.S. Air Force photo) OSI captures most wanted AF fugitive
On June 6, 2018, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 303 Special Agents at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., apprehended Air Force fugitive Capt. William Howard Hughes, Jr. at his California residence without incident. On June 5, during a passport fraud investigation, the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service interviewed an individual claiming to be Barry O'Beirne. After being confronted with inconsistencies about his identity, the individual admitted his true name was William Howard Hughes Jr., and that he deserted from the U.S. Air Force in 1983.
0 6/11
2018
Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander (left), hands Col. Jeffry Hollman, the 412th Mission Support Group guidon during an assumption of command ceremony held June 4 at Club Muroc. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) New commander introduced at mission support group
Col. Jeffry Hollman took the reins of the 412th Mission Support Group during an assumption of command ceremony held at Club Muroc June 4. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presided over the ceremony. As 412th MSG commander, Hollman will oversee mission support to more than 12,000 personnel assigned to the Air Force Test Center,
0 6/08
2018
A KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft touched down at Edwards May 23 for flight tests. KC-46 Pegasus returns to Edwards for flight tests
A KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft touched down at Edwards May 23 for flight tests.   The plan is to have the Pegasus at Edwards Air Force Base through June as Boeing and the 418th Flight Test Squadron conduct tests with the new tanker.   While the KC-46's role is to refuel other aircraft, it too may need to be refueled from KC-10s or
0 6/07
2018
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