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A GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb engages a computer-driven small pickup truck during a test at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California March 29. The inert bomb was dropped from an Edwards F-35C. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin) F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target
The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target.   An F-35C being tested here released specially built GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb over a controlled range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the California desert, successfully engaging a
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(U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) Surprise! You're promoted!
From left to right: Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander; Staff Sgt. Jacob Cumbo, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight; and Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Lantagne, AFTC command chief; pose for a photo after Cumbo was presented with a promotion certificate to technical sergeant April 14. Cumbo was
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About 500 children were divided into five different age groups for the Easter Egg-stravaganza held April 15. Each group patiently waited their turn to run out on Wings and Roberts Fields and fill their baskets with candy-filled eggs – one of which had a ticket for a three-pound chocolate bunny. After all 8,000 eggs were collected, families stayed to enjoy complimentary hot dogs and cupcakes and enjoy the beautiful sunshine before the next event began. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kayla Fagan) Egg-stravaganza!
Nearly 1,000 people from Edwards AFB participated in the first Easter Egg-stravaganza hosted by the 412th Force Support Squadron April 15. “The original inspiration behind Easter Egg-stravaganza was to consolidate all the different Easter events on base into one event so that people who live off base, or are involved in other weekend activities,
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Jabuaar Rorie, Air Force Personnel Center Civil Engineer career field advisor, speaks to an audience at the base theater April 6. Rorie was part of a two-man team who visited Edwards as part of the Civil Engineer Career Field Team Road Show, which provides insight to CE personnel on career management and development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner) Civil Engineer employees learn how to build careers
A two-man team from the Air Force Personnel Center provided some key insight into career development in the world of Air Force Civil Engineering April 6. Members of the 412th Civil Engineer Group packed into the base theater to learn about career management and development during the one-day Civil Engineer Career Field Team Road Show. Topics
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1st Lt. Harvey Hurst, Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program manager, speaks to a crowd at Lancaster High School March 23. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) AFRL ENSPIRE program strikes resounding chord with students
An Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects with local high schools struck a resounding chord with one school, inspiring an effort to explore the science of producing synthesized electronic music.   Lancaster High School has teamed with AFRL’s Engineering &
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American Red Cross representative Haley Seibel talks to third-graders at Irving L. Branch Elementary April 11 about the Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project. Subjects touched on included managing stress during an emergency; what to do in case of a fire or earthquake; and what items the children should pack during an emergency in their pillowcase. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Third- and fifth-graders get chance to fill their pillowcases
It was the third- and fifth-grade classes’ turn to learn about emergency preparedness with a return visit from the Red Cross April 11. The Edwards Office of Emergency Management, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, invited the American Red Cross to Irving L. Branch Elementary for part two of the Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project presentations. Branch
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(U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner) Officers' Spouses Club hands out scholarships
The Edwards Officers’ Spouses Club held their annual scholarship dinner and award ceremony April 12 at Stripes Lounge in the Oasis Community Center. Eight local high school students were recognized and presented scholarships that will help pay for some of their college expenses. The EOSC provided scholarships to seven of the students while the
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(Edwards History Office file photo) This week in Edwards flight test history
On April 20, 1987, the new control tower was officially opened with the takeoff of an F-15. The new facility, which is stressed to withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake as well as 120-plus mph winds, replaced the 10-story red and white structure that had been a landmark since 1956. Today, the cab of the old tower is at the Century Circle exhibit
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Col. Jack Fischer, a 1996 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and astronaut, will travel to the International Space Station April 20. (Photo by James Blair) USAF Test Pilot School grad prepares for lift off to International Space station
A U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduate will travel to the International Space Station April 20 to conduct research NASA hopes will eventually lead to a mission to Mars.Astronaut Col. Jack Fischer will take the six-hour flight to the station, more than 200 miles above the Earth, with cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, Russia’s State
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Dr. Chris Cotting, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School master instructor of flying qualities, teaches a class at the Air Force Flight Test Museum April 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Stephen K. Robinson) TPS students get new knowledge from historic aircraft
Recently a group of students spent some time in the Air Force Flight Test Museum looking at a range of historic aircraft from the earliest days of flight test here up to present day. This was not a recreational visit. They were there for a flight sciences course, and the students were from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School right here at Edwards.
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