• Former Edwards test pilot, now astronaut makes second launch to ISS

    Col. Nick Hague, an astronaut, is scheduled for a second mission to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz MS-12, March 14, 2019, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • L.A. County Air Show, Inc., Edwards AFB announce air show update

    As announced last October, the Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. Board of Directors and senior leadership at Edwards Air Force Base continue to work toward solidifying a formal multi-year partnership to conduct air shows within “Aerospace Valley.” This unique partnership paves the way to resume air shows at Edwards Air Force Base, as the last
  • AFMC to host virtual hiring event

    The Air Force Materiel Command will host an online, virtual hiring fair April 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST, to fill multiple non-competitive and direct-hire authority positions across the enterprise. The event will provide an opportunity for hiring officials and qualified candidates to connect directly via an interactive, on-line platform to fill immediate, critical vacancies as well as future positions at AFMC headquarters and center locations across the U.S.
  • Innovative solution reduces cost of runway repair

    After years of heating up in the summer and freezing in the winter, the North Base runway developed severe cracking and was closed in October 2016. Traditional repair methods such as sealing the cracks would only last a few months and full replacement would have cost $20 million. The 412th Civil Engineer Group, 412th Operations Support Squadron,
  • Innovation success: Reusable containers save thousands

    At the Joshua Tree Dining Facility, Styrofoam containers have been the container of choice for grabbing a meal on the go.Recently, the cost for these containers was set to increase from $8,000 per month to $24,000 per month as a result of an increase in price and usage. In the long run, these costs would be unsustainable and usage of these
  • Emerging Technologies CTF conducts first autonomous flight test

    The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted its first autonomy flight test Feb. 26-28. The team collected data on the Testing of Autonomy in Complex Environments system, or TACE.The TACE system is test middleware developed by Johns Hopkins University that sits between an autonomy/artificial intelligence computer and an
  • Edwards AFB’s STARBASE program takes off with first class

    Edwards Air Force Base launched its first STARBASE class at Branch Elementary March 5.Edwards is one of nine active duty bases with an official STARBASE program. The STEM-based program familiarizes elementary students, primary fifth and sixth graders, from all backgrounds to the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program
  • Innovation culture walls popping up on base

    Innovation culture walls will be displayed at several locations on Edwards to emphasize and invoke innovative thought as the 412th Test Wing's innovation campaign continues. The walls are similar to the innovation wall displayed at 412th Test Wing headquarters in Bldg. 2750. Innovation walls will be displayed at the F-22 Combined Test Force,
  • STARBASE seeking volunteers

    Attention Team Edwards.STARBASE Edwards is nearly ready for blast off. But they need your help to make the mission a success.The STARBASE staff is looking for volunteers with science, technology, engineering or math backgrounds to join the crew in sharing their passion for STEM with the fifth and sixth graders of Antelope Valley. Local students are
  • 412th TW chaplain team among AFMC award winners

    Winners of the Air Force Materiel Command’s 2018 Annual Chaplain Corps Awards were announced by Chaplain, Col. Scott Rummage, AFMC Command Chaplain.“We are grateful and proud of all AFMC Chaplain Corps. members and all they do to take care of Airmen,” said Rummage.AFMC Religious Affairs Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Austin McEndree, 88th Air

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