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From left: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presented Airman 1st Class Sergio Cuevas, 412th Maintenance Squadron, with a below-the-zone promotion March 16 along with Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th TW command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) Two Airmen get a surprise from the top
Two outstanding Airmen got a big surprise March 16 when Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th TW command chief, dropped by their workplaces to present them with an early promotion. Airman 1st Class Sergio Cuevas, 412th Maintenance Squadron, and Airman 1st Class Choco Santiago, 412th
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An F-35B Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron fires a United Kingdom-built AIM-132 ASRAAM (advanced short range air-to-air missile) over the Point Mugu Sea Test Range in California Feb. 24. (Photo by Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin) 461st FLTS tests U.K. weapons for F-35B
The 461st Flight Test Squadron recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two United Kingdom weapons.  The weapons were released from a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, short takeoff/vertical landing variant, which will also be used by the U.K's Royal Air Force and Navy.  The U.K. weapons used for the test were the AIM-132 ASRAAM
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Ceil Davis and her husband, Bob, show a blistered piece of aircraft window found in a field near Barstow, California. The location was where her father, Douglas test pilot Tom Kilgariff, was killed when the A-3D Skywarrior, he was testing crashed. (Courtesy photo by Tony Moore) Daughter visits crash site 59 years after father’s death
On Jan. 28, 1958, 33-year-old test pilot Tom Kilgariff was killed when his Douglas A-3D Skywarrior caught fire, broke apart and crashed in a field just west of Barstow, California. The wife and children he left behind eventually moved away and went on with their lives in other parts of the country. Fast forward nearly 60 years. A woman from Alabama
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Staff Sgt. Erick Hernandez, 412th Security Forces Squadron, is apprehended by Rolf, a military working dog, during a demonstration for congressional staffers at the 412th SFS Working Dog Section March 13. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) 

No bones about it, staffers get up-close look at Edwards K-9s
St. Patrick’s Day may be March 17, but the week kicked off with National K-9 Veterans Day. According to several websites, the day is celebrated March 13 on the official birthday of the U.S. Army K-9 Corps, which was formed in 1942. Joseph White, a retired military working dog trainer, originated the idea for the day.   To learn more about the day,
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Indian Air Force Test Pilot School staff members and students consisting of 14 pilots and engineers, pose for a group photo in front of the NF-104 outside the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School March 8. The visit to TPS was part of a two-day tour of Edwards AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) Indian Air Force Test Pilot School visits Edwards
The Indian Air Force Test Pilot School staff and current students consisting of 14 pilots and engineers, visited Edwards AFB March 8. The group’s visit was part of a North American field study trip according to U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School staff. The IAF members were given briefings on TPS programs throughout the morning and were given a base
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(Edwards History Office file photo) This week in Edwards flight test history
On March 15, 2007, the YAL-1 Airborne Laser conducted the first in-flight test firings of its Target Illuminator Laser. Multiple beams of photons were directed against an NKC-135E Big Crow target aircraft off the California coastline. The kilowatt-class TIL tracks a potential target and measures atmospheric turbulence for the YAL-1’s main weapon,
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Default Air Force Logo Squadron revitalization leads to EPME changes
The reenlistment and extension ineligibility requirement will be removed from the enlisted professional military education program effective March 15, 2017 according to Air Force officials.
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Air Force Materiel Command annual award winners are joined on stage by Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC commander; Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. France, AFMC command chief; and, Patricia M. Young, AFMC executive director, at the end of the command’s annual awards banquet March 8, 2017, in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Active-duty and civilian Airmen from AFMC centers across the country came together to learn who would be named the best in their nine respective categories for 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez) AFMC honors, announces annual award winners
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command honored its top Airmen of 2016 during the command's Annual Excellence Awards Banquet March 8, 2017.Sixty-one Airmen from throughout AFMC's headquarters, centers and wings were nominated to compete in nine separate categories -- airman, non-commissioned officer, senior NCO, first
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The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted three test sorties March 6 using a quadcopter to inspect a C-17 Globemaster III. Maj. Dan Riley, ET CTF director, and Maj. William Niblack, ET CTF operations officer, piloted the small unmanned aerial system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers
When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise. The test involved flying the quadcopter at various distances from
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A B-52 Stratofortress prepares to undergo electronic warfare testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility Jan. 10, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner) Exploring the unseen with augmented reality
Imagine walking into the Benefield Anechoic Facility, putting on an augmented reality visor and “seeing” your proposed test setup or being able to view test scenarios and test results, all without being disconnected from those around you. What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic
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