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A B-52, partially powered by a Fischer-Tropsch fuel blend, flies over Edwards during a demonstration flight here Sept. 19, 2006. Officials say the natural gas-based synthetic fuel is one of many options the Air Force is researching as an alternative to regular jet fuel.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Woodbury) Edwards tests alternative jet engine fuel
Another aviation first was accomplished when a B-52 flew here using an alternative fuel Tuesday morning.The flight test ran two of a B-52's engines on a synthetic fuel, made from a 50-50 blend of traditional crude-oil based fuel and a Fischer-Tropsch fuel derived from natural gas, while the remaining six engines ran on traditional JP-8 jet fuel.
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Default Air Force Logo Airman completes 27th marathon
Tired and sweaty, jersey number 49/91 was at the last three miles into Pike's Peak summit -- the hardest part of the course.He was feeling nauseous. He was running for about four hours now, but he wouldn't give up. Maj. Rich Salasovich, 419th Flight Test Squadron flight test engineer, joined the Pike's Peak Marathon at Colorado Springs, Colo.,
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Young troops line up in formation awaiting their section assignments.  (Photo by Airman Stacy Garcia) KUDOS provides kids insight into deployment
Edwards hosted for the first time Kids Understanding Deployment Operations -- or Operation KUDOS -- at Camp Corum and the Oasis Community Center Saturday.Operation KUDOS gave Edwards kids, ages five to 18, an opportunity to play the role of their military parents for the day. The project was designed to give kids a better understanding of the
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Default Air Force Logo Father, rescuers save son from drowning
"Welcome Home Caleb," says the sign with colorful handwritten messages from seven siblings on his home's front door July 28 -- a sign welcoming Caleb, 15, home from a journey that was almost his last.Caleb Jaquish and his whole family were at Club Muroc July 21 for what he said was for some much-needed fun. He and his dad, Lt. Col. Douglas Jaquish,
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Johnny Armstrong, 412th Test Wing Hypersonic Flight Test Team chief engineer, arrived at Edwards as a second lieutenant in 1956.   (Courtesy photo) Edwards engineer rockets to 'golden' milestone
Looking past the grey hair, seasoned skin and glasses now needed to read, an excited young second lieutenant of yesteryear can be seen in his eyes as he enthusiastically talks of his early days at Edwards.Johnny Armstrong, 412th Test Wing Hypersonic Flight Test Team chief engineer, has seen history made over and over again during his 50 years of
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Airman 1st Class Jonathan Tuck, 412th Maintenance Squadron missile maintenance crew member, removes and cleans vinyl siding to help senior citizens repair their homes in the local community.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jessie Gregorio) Edwards 'Honey-Doers' help local seniors
Team Edwards is trying to go beyond the base "walls" and contribute their time and talents in the local communities by helping repair, clean and paint more than 120 senior citizens' homes.The Honey Do Program offers monthly services to senior citizens who can no longer accomplish the work themselves or afford to have the maintenance contracted.
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Default Air Force Logo 'Eagle Eyes' help anti-terrorist vigilance
With terrorist threats still looming, the Edwards community can help provide an "eye" to continuously watch for suspicious activities through Eagle Eyes.Eagle Eyes enables Air Force members and citizens to report terrorist planning activities they observe. The program provides a network of local, 24-hour phone numbers to call. Eagle Eyes is an
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Hazardous Material trainees "decontaminate" Staff Sgt. Shawn Whittemore (center), 412th Maintenance Squadron F-35 propulsion systems journeyman. The students sprayed down and scrubbed Sergeant Whittemore after a mock-up exercise scenario involving hazardous materials. The training prepares the maintainers should a spill ever occur.  (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) Maintainers train on hazardous material clean-up
The Human Resource Development office conducted a Hazardous Material Training exercise for flightline maintainers here Aug. 7 to 11 at the base theater.The class focused on proper clean up procedures of hazardous materials for general site workers. "The maintainers are required to clean up their (smaller) spills," said Monte Congleton, California
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The CV-22 Osprey pulls in after performing a series of test flights here. The tests evaluated the cumulative effects of several installed electronic countermeasures systems that demonstrated the susceptibility of the CV-22 in a simulated threat environment.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Woodbury) August 'go month' for CV-22 testing
The CV-22 Osprey, an aircraft unlike any other, is now in the midst of a test unlike any other.In the Developmental Test and Evaluation phase, CV-22 testing has primarily been conducted by Bell-Boeing. However, when the Naval Air Systems Command requested an Electronic Warfare Integrated Assessment test, the 412th Test Wing Electronic Warfare Group
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Base residents continue to migrate between homes while neighborhoods are demolished and rebuilt as part of Edward's phase one housing program. The Mesquite Meadows housing area has 55 new homes under construction, plus plans are pending to construct two entire new neighborhoods by June 2008.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Woodbury) Housing replacement program moves forward
The first phase of Edwards' housing replacement program is well underway. Progress can be seen everyday as slabs are poured, framing goes up and even some roofs and windows are appearing on the 55 homes being built in Mesquite Meadows for junior enlisted personnel.The 33 four-bedroom single units and 22 two-bedroom units are scheduled to be
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