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Col. Christopher Spinelli, 412th Operations Group Commander passes the 419th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Thomas Meagher during a change of command ceremony June 15. Meagher assumes command of 419th FLTS
The 412th Test Wing’s bomber test squadron received a new commander June 15. Lt. Col. Thomas Meagher assumed command of the 419th Flight Test Squadron during a change of command ceremony in Hanger 1210. Col. Christopher Spinelli, 412th Operations Group commander, presided over the ceremony. Meagher takes over from Lt. Col. Miles Middleton who has
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2018
Maj. Gen. Davis Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, held a commander’s call at the base theater June 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matt Williams) Harris expresses gratitude, reflects at final commander’s call
Maj. Gen. David Harris took the stage at the base theater for his final Edwards AFB commander’s call as Air Force Test Center commander June 20. Harris has led AFTC for the past three years and is set to retire from the Air Force following a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Aug. 3. After recognizing more than a dozen local award winners,
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2018
Those that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are consistently trying to regain some sense of the normalcy they had before events that caused pieces of themselves to go missing. Misconceptions and stigmas surrounding PTSD get in the way of successful recovery and the ability to return to duty. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance) A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas
Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment can cause the anxiety and fear following a traumatic event to affect an Airman’s readiness.
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2018
Col. Jason Schott gave his wife, Emily Schott, a hard hat and tool belt as a gift to help construct the house they plan to build in Colorado during his retirement. (Air Force Photo by Matt Williams) Former 412th Test Wing vice commander Schott retires
Base leadership, family and friends came together at Club Muroc to celebrate the career and accomplishments of Col. Jason Schott during his retirement ceremony June 14. The 412th Test Wing’s former vice commander retires after more than 25 years of active duty service. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presided over the ceremony.
0 6/18
2018
The Bell X-5 This week in Edwards history: The X-5
On June 20, 1951, the Bell X-5 made its maiden flight, piloted by Bell test pilot Jean E. "Skip" Ziegler. The X-5 was the first aircraft capable of changing the sweep of its wings in flight.
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2018
Corvias Foundation scholarship recipient, Zoexenita Mercado of Desert High School on Edwards Air Force Base, poses for a photo with at University of California, Davis mascot cutout. She plans to attend the university and be a surgeon in the future. (Courtesy photo) Corvias Foundation awards scholarship to student from Edwards AFB
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded a college scholarship of up to $50,000 to an outstanding student from Edwards Air Force Base as part of the 13th class of
0 6/15
2018
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon carries a developmental test version of Norway’s Joint Strike Missile. The 416th Flight Test Squadron recently wrapped up JSM testing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner) Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program
A team of U.S. Air Force engineers, test pilots and Norwegian government and industry personnel recently completed a large phase of testing for the Joint Strike Missile. The JSM is Norway’s advanced anti-surface warfare missile designed to be carried in the new F-35A’s internal weapons bay. The missile can be employed against sea- and land-based
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2018
U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 17B poses in front of the X-15 hypersonic rocket plane in March 2018. The class graduated June 8. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) TPS Class 17B graduates sending 26 new flight testers into world
United States Air Force Test Pilot School Class 17B stood proudly before friends, families, base leadership and fellow testers in Hangar 1623 as they received their Master of Science Degree in Flight Test Engineering June 8. As each graduate crossed the stage they received the graduate plaque from TPS, the diploma from Air University and the
0 6/13
2018
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. 
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2018
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
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2018
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