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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
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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
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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
#OTD 6 Jun 1959 at Edwards - The first ground test of Thiokol’s XLR-99 liquid fueled rocket engine for the X-15 took place at the Static Test Stand.  Delivering 50,000 lbs of thrust at ground level, it was the most powerful and complex throttleable rocket propulsion system in the world. This week in Edwards history
On June 6, 1959, the first ground test of Thiokol’s XLR-99 liquid fueled rocket engine for the X-15 took place at the Static Test Stand.  Delivering 50,000 lbs of thrust at ground level, it was the most powerful and complex throttleable rocket propulsion system in the world.
0 6/07
2018
C-17 intern visit PCIP 2018 New interns receive AFMC welcome
More than 130 new interns were introduced to careers in civil service by the Air Force Materiel Command commander at the start of the Premier College Intern Program Symposium June 4 at the Hope Hotel, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. A Secretary of the Air Force initiative, the PCIP is focused on recruiting and training approximately 500 high-caliber candidates to fill professional as well as wage-grade positions across the Air Force. More than 300 interns have been placed in AFMC wings and centers, augmenting positions in career fields that include financial management, civil engineering, communications and information, contracting, force support, science and engineering, intelligence, and logistics.
0 6/06
2018
Staff Sgt. Register 412th Test Wing Warrior of the Week
Group: 412th Operations Group Member: Staff Sgt. Christopher Register Unit: 418th Flight Test Squadron Job Title: Standardization/Evaluation NCO and KC-10/KC-46 flight test boom operator Career Goal: “I want to complete my bachelor’s degree and surpass 5,000 flight hours.” Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Christopher Register, this week's 412th Test
0 6/04
2018
Veterans, family members and volunteers attended the Memorial Day weekend ceremony, which featured local Kern County Cub Scouts and volunteers placing flags at the graves of past servicemembers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) Test wing commander speaks at Memorial Day ceremony in Bakersfield
Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, was among several distinguished guests who came to honor the men and women who gave their lives in the fight for freedom at Bakersfield National Cemetery May 26. Veterans, family members and volunteers attended the Memorial Day weekend ceremony, which featured local Kern County Cub Scouts and
0 5/31
2018
(Undated Edwards History Office file photo of Maj. Stapp on the Gee Whiz sled at North Base) This week in Edwards history
One June 1, 1951, Air Force aeromedical researcher Maj. John Stapp was strapped into a rocket sled that was poised on a 2,000 foot deceleration track at North Base. Moments later, 4,000 pounds of rocket thrust blasted him down the track and into the braking system (from 88.6 mph to a full stop in 18 feet). For a brief instant, he endured 48 g with
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