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Col. Joe Lanni, then 412th Test Wing commander, smiles as his daughter, Michaela, 2, fixes his hair after being hosed down following his fini flight Jan. 31, 2006. Colonel Lanni passed command of the 412th TW to Col. Arnold Bunch on Feb. 2 in hangar 1600.  (Photo by Chad Bellay) 412th Test Wing commander bids farewell to Team Edwards
Col. Joe Lanni passed the 412th Test Wing flag of leadership to Col. Arnold Bunch during a change of command ceremony Thursday in hangar 1600.Colonel Lanni led the Test Wing since May 28, 2004, and previously served as the F/A-22 Combined Test Force director here from December 2002 to May 2004. The former commander was involved in a great many
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Default Air Force Logo 'Trout' released from flying duty after 31 years of service
After flying distinguished visitors and undergoing rigorous testing for more than 31 years as a part of the 412th Flight Test Squadron, the Speckled Trout tail number 61-2669, will officially retire Feb. 10 in a ceremony at hangar 1600 here.The Speckled Trout has supported a two-fold mission during its service at Edwards and has logged more than
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Two Air Force CV-22 Ospreys prepare for takeoff during operational training here. The CV-22 is the Air Force Special Operations variant of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.   (Photo by Bobbi Zapka) Crews write book on CV-22 training
By combining the capabilities of two distinctly different platforms, the Air Force, working hand-in-hand with the Navy and Marine Corps, is moving one step closer to providing warfighters advanced and reliable tools to accomplish their mission.Although the CV-22 Osprey is still undergoing developmental tests, it began moving into operational
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Crew members of the C-135C tail number 669, also known as Speckled Trout, watch the aircraft complete its fini-flight after taxiing underneath the fire department water cascade on Jan. 13, 2006.  (Photo by Bobbi Zapka) Swimming upstream for last time

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Participants of the 95th Air Base Wing's safety program simulated driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs January 26, 2006, by wearing DUI goggles and operating a golf cart. The half-day program included a safety briefing given by Col. H. Brent Baker Sr., 95th ABW vice commander, along with safety calls held by squadron commanders and DUI demonstrations throughout the afternoon. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) 95th Air Base Wing focuses on safety
The 95th Air Base Wing conducted a half-day safety program Wednesday.The highlight of the event was simulating the effect of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs by having individuals wear DUI goggles and drive a golf cart. "We just want to pause for a moment to focus everyone on safety," said Col. H. Brent Baker, 95th ABW vice
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David Bond, Air Force Flight Test Center executive director, works at his desk.  (Photo by Senior Airman Francesca Carrano) Air Force Flight Test Center welcomes new executive director
Who is David C. "Dave" Bond? The new executive director of the Flight Test Center some would say. But Mr. Bond is more than that.Sporting a warm grin and sparkling eyes, Mr. Bond is the son of a mail carrier who grew up in the small town of McMinnville, Tenn. His dad, also a veteran of World War II who sailed aboard the USS Enterprise through some
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Edwards Tax Center volunteer Janet Fitzgerald (right) assists customers in preparing and filing their income tax returns. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) Free tax filing help available
The Edwards Tax Center is ready to run at full steam as it plans to opens its doors Monday to assist with yearly income-tax returns.Income tax assistance is available to all active-duty military members, retired military personnel, guard members, reservists, and family members, said Capt. Rachel Cavanna, tax center officer-in-charge. The tax center
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An F-22A Raptor from Langley Air Force Base, Va., refuels with a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., during the Raptor's first operational mission Jan. 21, 2006. The mission was flown in support of Operation Noble Eagle. The KC-135 was flown by the 18th Air Refueling Squadron, while the F-22A was with the 27th Fighter Squadron.  (Photo by Master Sgt. Maurice Hessel) F-22 Combined Test Force gets AF Collier Trophy nomination
The Air Force Chief of Staff nominated the F-22 Combined Test Force here for the National Aeronautic Association's 2005 Robert J. Collier Trophy.The trophy is awarded annually for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Flight Test Center's 452nd Flight Test Squadron stands up new detachment
A stand up ceremony to recognize the formation of the 452nd Flight Test Squadron's, Detachment 1, took place Jan. 12 at the Gray Buttes-El Mirage test facility located about 20 miles southeast of here.Detachment 1, under the command of Maj. Fred Bivetto, will provide Development Test and Evaluation for the Predator "A" and "B" weapons system for
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Default Air Force Logo School district wants trustee board changes, cuts to Edwards representation
A public hearing on the reorganization of the Muroc Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees is scheduled for Jan. 25, 7 p.m., in the Base Theater.The school district requested the reorganization, citing problems with continuity on the board and difficulties filling the Edwards positions for a full four-year term. The request is to change
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