• Edwards activates, realigns new units in historic ceremony

    "A great day for the test wing and a great day for Edwards," were the words used by the 412th Test Wing commander, Col. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., in opening ceremonies June 20 to formally create three new groups and eight new squadrons for the wing. The ceremony forms the test wing into an organization that more closely aligns its core functions with
  • AFFTC conducts first Design of Experiments course

    The Air Force Flight Test Center recently conducted its first Design of Experiments course to engineers assigned at Edwards."The response was overwhelming," said Dr. George Ka'iliwai, AFFTC Technical Advisor and course instructor. "We sent the public announcement describing the course out via e-mail, and 10 engineers signed up for the course within
  • Boeing, 418th FLTS C-130 avionics mod program underway

    Since 2004, members of the 418th Flight Test Squadron's C-130 Avionics Modernization Program test team here have been actively working toward the first flight of the first modified airframe scheduled for late August.Selected aircrew members of the Edwards test team are currently attending two weeks of aircrew qualification training for the C-130
  • Celebrities give 'slam-dunk' performance

    The 95th Air Base Wing Striker team defeated the 412th Test Wing Fighter team, 88-77, in a National Basketball Association Entertainment League game Saturday in hangar 1820.Col. H. Brent Baker Sr., 95th ABW commander, along with Terry Crew, Drew Lachey, Joel McHale, Bobby Ender, Jon Huertas, Corey Hardrict and Tech. Sgt. Darryll Mason, 95th Medical
  • Pharmacy closes for modernization, renovation

    With the current design of the pharmacy and the amount of patients who need routine medication, the 95th Medical Group's pharmacy is scheduled to undergo renovations Thursday through July 4.The pharmacy plans to update by reorganizing and adding new light fixtures, shelves and cabinets, said Capt. Jonathan Lehan, 95th MDG chief of pharmacy element.
  • Behind the music: Tops in Blue wows Edwards

    A spotlight came from the back highlighting the American and the Air Force flags held by the base honor guard members. More than 700 people stood silently. Blue and red lights shone from the back of the stage, as ten men, wearing white tuxedos jackets and black pants, and eight women, wearing sparkly black tops and white skirt, walked onto the
  • Last Block 10 Global Hawk arrives for check flights

    An RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, the last Block 10 production aircraft, arrived here June 15 for a thorough checkup before delivery to the warfighter.The aircraft will undergo a series of acceptance and operational check flights by the 452nd Flight Test Squadron before flying to Beale Air Force Base, Calif., to take its place as a fully
  • Testers 'set sights' on Joint Strike Fighter

    What if a pilot could turn in any direction, but still have access to the information displayed on the heads-up display at the front of the cockpit?That's the question members of the 412th Test Wing answered when they completed a project Tuesday to help evaluate a helmet-mounted display system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. "The F-35 helmet is
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  • Construction begins in Mesquite Meadows

    The walls started going up for 55 new homes in the Mesquite Meadows housing area June 6, marking a milestone in the first phase of Edwards' housing replacement and reduction plan.The 33 four-bedroom single units and 22 two-bedroom duplexes planned for junior enlisted occupancy, are scheduled to be completed by February. The overall plan is to

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