• Team Edwards' school board representation unchanged

    After a week of deliberation, the Kern County Committee for School Organization voted unanimously, Feb. 1, to deny a request from the Muroc Joint Unified School District to reorganize the seats on the board of trustees.The request was to change the representation from two Edwards seats, two Boron seats and one North Edwards seat to one seat for
  • Over the top

  • Colonel's focus: teamwork, Edwards' role in AF mission

    He's back, and this time he's in charge.Col. Arnie Bunch stepped in as commander of the 412th Test Wing on Feb. 2, but Colonel Bunch is no stranger to Edwards, having spent nearly one-third of his Air Force career here. "Of my 21-and-a-half years, I spent seven of them at Edwards," Colonel Bunch said. His first tour here was as a student at the
  • Base trains for shuttle recovery

    More than 300 people teamed up in a joint exercise with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Saturday.For the several hundred members of the Edwards Space Shuttle Recovery team, this is a duty in addition to their normal responsibilities. The exercise was designed to test the Edwards Space Shuttle Recovery Team's ability to respond in case of an
  • JSF decontamination testing draws to close

    The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force will pull an F-16 out of a special hangar Saturday, marking the culmination of a series of unique tests here.The F-16 was used as a surrogate for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to test Department of Defense chemical and biological decontamination methods in realistic field conditions to quickly return
  • Team shares history of Speckled Trout's AF service

    Nearly a year ago, Speckled Trout tail number 61-2669 crews were preparing to return to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., from Southwest Asia when they received a phone call from the command post. A deployed Airman, was urgently trying to get home to see his dying daughter.Crews immediately phoned in the request to their two passengers. Without
  • 412th Test Wing commander bids farewell to Team Edwards

    Col. Joe Lanni passed the 412th Test Wing flag of leadership to Col. Arnold Bunch during a change of command ceremony Thursday in hangar 1600.Colonel Lanni led the Test Wing since May 28, 2004, and previously served as the F/A-22 Combined Test Force director here from December 2002 to May 2004. The former commander was involved in a great many
  • 'Trout' released from flying duty after 31 years of service

    After flying distinguished visitors and undergoing rigorous testing for more than 31 years as a part of the 412th Flight Test Squadron, the Speckled Trout tail number 61-2669, will officially retire Feb. 10 in a ceremony at hangar 1600 here.The Speckled Trout has supported a two-fold mission during its service at Edwards and has logged more than
  • Crews write book on CV-22 training

    By combining the capabilities of two distinctly different platforms, the Air Force, working hand-in-hand with the Navy and Marine Corps, is moving one step closer to providing warfighters advanced and reliable tools to accomplish their mission.Although the CV-22 Osprey is still undergoing developmental tests, it began moving into operational

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