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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School students build relations with Navy personnel during a day trip aboard the USS Stennis out of San Diego. The students watched repeated catches and catapults of aircraft while on the flight deck recently. (Photo by Capt. Troy Welker) TPS takes to open seas
The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School took another step in building relations with other military services when Class 05B journeyed to San Diego recently and spent the day aboard the USS Stennis."Flying out to the carrier was an adventure in and of itself," said Capt. Randel Gordon, TPS student. "The C-2 Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery aircraft,
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A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle performs a high-speed taxi test on South Base here during Phase III of wet runway testing May 3, 2006. This is the first time wet runway tests have been conducted with a UAV.  (Photo by Bobbi Zapka) Global Hawk completes wet runway testing
The Global Vigilance Combined Test Force's 452nd Flight Test Squadron achieved an important milestone by completing wet runway taxi testing on the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle -- the first-ever wet runway testing performed on an unmanned aircraft -- May 3.The purpose of this test was to gather braking performance data on a wet runway and
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Default Air Force Logo FSC class provides welcome to spouses
The classroom was filled with laughter and stories of past bases as five of Edwards newest spouses sat in a Family Support Center's classroom, Wednesday, awaiting the start of the Spouses Welcome class.Spouses Welcome, held the first Wednesday of each month, is a class designed to familiarize new spouses with Edwards and the surrounding community.
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John Cracchiolo (left), Randy Morehead and Senior Airman Marlon Peeler, all structural maintenance craftsmen with the 412th Maintenance Squadron, assemble a ramp designed for C-5 landing gear tests scheduled for August 2006. The maintainers were tasked to build 16 ramps for low-speed taxi tests, and 20 for high-speed testing, and have used more than 200 sheets of aluminum, 300 sheets of plywood, 300 gallons of glue and thousands of fasteners putting the ramps together. (Photo by Christopher Ball) Ramping up

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Desert High Senior R.D. Hicks, 17, competes in the triple jump event at the Arcadia Invitational in April 2006. Hicks is ranked number one in the High Desert League in all four of her events, triple jump, long jump, the 100 meter and 200 meter dash. She is also ranked sixth overall in California for the triple jump. (Photo by Alisha Tampon) Super girl

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An Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX touches down on the main runway here after successfully completing its initial flight test Tuesday. A combined team from Edwards, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Hill AFB, Utah, and Tinker AFB, Okla., spent two months preparing, stripping down and rebuilding the aircraft. (Photo by Jet Fabara) AF test team launches 'overhauled' Iraqi aircraft
It's not uncommon for the skies over Edwards to buzz with the test and evaluation of new capabilities for America's warfighters, but recently that same buzz has been vigorous in providing test support to the Iraqi Air Force.A combined team from Edwards, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Hill AFB, Utah, and Tinker AFB, Okla., has spent two months
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Mark Hagan, Edwards' Natural Resources manager, attends to an injured, rare brown pelican outside building 3502, April 12, 2006. The pelican was transported to the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas, Calif., for rehabilitation.  (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) Brown pelican down: Natural Resources performs rescue
This was no wild goose chase.To the contrary, when Mark Hagan chased down and caught an injured brown pelican April 12, it struck at the heart of his duties as Edwards' Natural Resources manager -- protecting the base's natural resources. Rare everywhere, the brown pelican -- federally listed as endangered -- is almost never seen anywhere but
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A Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle raises a plume of water as it taxis on South Base during wet runway testing here recently.  (Photo by 2nd Lt. Benjamin Bennett) Global Hawk starts wet runway testing

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Senior Airman Daniel Myers, Staff Sgt. Daphne Jaehn and Staff Sgt. John Davenport load an AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile on an F-22A Raptor recently in preparation for noise and vibration testing here. The Airmen are all part of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and are assigned to the F-22 Combined Test Force weapons flight.  (Photo by Kevin Robertson) F-22 CTF tests AIM-120D noise, vibration
The F-22 Combined Test Force here achieved another first when a Raptor flew with an AIM-120D missile in its weapons bay to test the effect of noise and vibration on the missile, April 14.What was unique about the flight was that the weapon on board, the latest version of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM, is still
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Three girls learn about the desert tortoise at the 2005 Edwards Earth Day celebration. Environmental Management hosted the annual Edwards Earth Day celebration, April 20, 2006, in the base exchange parking lot.  (Courtesy photo) Edwards to hold Earth Day celebration
Edwards will celebrate Earth Day with free environmental demonstrations, exhibits and information stations in the base exchange parking lot Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The event, hosted by Environmental Management, will showcase a large array of on-base environmental efforts. Each station will feature environmental specialists with information and
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