• Air Force formalizes Air Force One replacement deal with contract to Boeing

    The U.S. Air Force awarded a contract to The Boeing Company to design, modify, test, certify and deliver two presidential, mission-ready aircraft by 2024.This contract action formalizes President Trump’s agreement reached with Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president, and CEO, Feb. 20, 2018. This sets $3.9 billion as the price for the two
  • Sun-powered cars show off STEM students’ ingenuity

    Fueled only by the sun’s rays, 26 custom-built cars made their way across the United States on a trek that ended at the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale, California, July 23 for the finale of this year’s Solar Car Challenge. The challenge is a 15-month endeavor where participating high schools build their own solar cars and either drive them on a
  • Annual Civ-Mil barbecue welcomes new commander

    Newly installed 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, speaks at the 29th Annual Edwards Air Force Base Civilian-Military Support Group barbecue at the Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, California, July 20. More than 100 people from throughout the Antelope Valley, to include U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, and Team Edwards attended
  • Team Edwards learns about higher education opportunities

    Dozens of colleges and university representatives packed Club Muroc's Alliance Ballroom to talk to Team Edwards members about what they have to offer in the way of degrees, certificates and continued education. The 412th Force Support Squadron’s Edwards Education Center sponsored its annual Education Fair July 24. The fair brings colleges from all
  • This week in Edwards history

    On July 25, 2000, the F-22 Combined Test Force's Raptor 02 successfully launched an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile over the China Lake Test Range. The test confirmed the F-22’s ability to launch an air-to-air missile from an internal weapons bay.
  • Air Force updates to AFI-36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance

    The Air Force announced a series of uniform updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel, effective July 13, 2018.
  • KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery

    The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.
  • Teichert takes command of 412th Test Wing

    Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer passed the 412th Test Wing flag of leadership to Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600 at Edwards AFB, July 18. Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, officiated the ceremony held in front of the Edwards workforce, base leadership and friends and families. Teichert
  • This week in Edwards history

    On July 17, 1989, the Northrop B-2 Spirit made its first flight, a two-hour sortie from U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, to Edwards Air Force Base. Northrop test pilot Bruce Hinds and Col. Richard S. Couch, the B-2 Combined Test Force director, flew the “stealth” bomber. This marked the first time that a flying wing aircraft had
  • Total Force effort brings needed improvements in two-week’s time

    More than 80 Airmen from across the nation joined the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron to complete three large construction projects at Edwards. The projects allowed the Airmen, mostly from Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard, to get hands-on training during their annual two-week-long drill while the 412th CES provided expertise and

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