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#OTD 23 Feb 1989 at Edwards - A two-seat F-16B Air Defense Fighter test aircraft successfully launched an AIM-7 Sparrow missile that destroyed a target drone off the California coast. This week in Edwards history
On Feb. 23, 1989, a two-seat F-16B Air Defense Fighter test aircraft successfully launched an AIM-7 Sparrow missile that destroyed a target drone off the California coast. 
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An Edward F-16 catches the arresting cable on an Edwards runway as part of a certification engagement of a newly overhauled aircraft arresting system Jan. 25. Members of the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron began installing the new system last November. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad White) Civil engineers ensure barriers can catch wounded ‘birds’
A fighter aircraft declares an in-flight emergency. Nature of emergency — hydraulic failure. The pilot decides to land and take the aircraft arresting system, or what is referred to as the “barriers."  On runways throughout the Air Force, an AAS emergency braking system is designed to bring any tail-hook equipped aircraft to a complete and safe
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Convair B-58 Hustler (55-665) This week in Edwards history
On Feb. 15, 1958, the first Convair B-58 Hustler (55-665) arrived at the Air Force Flight Test Center for Phase IV testing, concluding a combined delivery and test flight. The four-engine delta winged aircraft was the world’s first bomber designed to sustain supersonic speeds during its mission profile. This aircraft is part of the Air Force Flight
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Gary Sinise, Lt. Dan Band rock the hangar Gary Sinise, Lt. Dan Band rock the hangar
Hollywood actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band performed a free Gary Sinise Foundation concert for the Edwards workforce in Hangar 1600 Feb. 11. Sinise and the 12-member band put on a two-hour performance singing songs ranging from the Beatles to Mariah Carey. Earlier in the day, pilots from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron gave Sinise a
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AF upgrades to Windows 10 AF upgrades to Windows 10
In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.
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The 412th Test Wing held its annual awards banquet in Hangar 1600 Feb. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) Top performers of 2017 unveiled at 412th TW Annual Awards Banquet
The 412th Test Wing hosted its annual awards banquet at Hangar 1600 Feb. 9 where accolades and hardware were handed out to the wing's top performing individuals and teams. The banquet was held in the maintenance hangar with several planes on display including F-16s, an F-117 Nighthawk, F-35 Lightning II and B-52 Stratofortress. Congratulations to
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force outlines future of bomber force
The Air Force outlined plans for its bomber fleet in its Fiscal Year 2019 President’s Budget Request February 12, 2019.
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Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo) President nominates Schaefer for second star
President Donald Trump nominated Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, for promotion to the rank of major general. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced Feb. 7 the names of dozens of general and flag officers who were nominated for promotion by the president. Schaefer has served as commander of the 412th TW and Edwards Air
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Lea Ricci, 771st Test Squadron, goes over her passport application documents with a passport specialist from the Los Angeles Passport Agency at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Feb. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) State Dept. specialists travel to Edwards for passport fair
To show their support for the military, passport specialists from the Department of State drove up the freeway from Los Angeles to conduct a passport fair for the Edwards community Feb. 6. Attendees brought their applications, passport photos and identification to the Airman and Family Readiness Center to hand over to one of ten passport
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An F-35A Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron soars over Edwards Air Force Base Sept. 15, 2017. The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards is one of nine nominees for the National Aeronautic Association’s Collier’s Trophy. (Courtesy photo by Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin) Edwards F-35 testers nominated for prestigious aviation award
The National Aeronautic Association named the F-35 Integrated Test Force here as one of nine organizations nominated for the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The NAA announced all nominees in a press release Feb. 5. The trophy is awarded every year for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the
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