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  • Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract

    Today the Air Force has awarded a contract not to exceed $480,000,000 to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to begin designing a second hypersonic weapon prototype.
  • August is National Breast-feeding Month

    What saves the lives of babies born too early and reduces missed work and saves money? Breast-feeding.  Breast milk is the ultimate infant food. It’s conveniently packaged, organic and always the right temperature from the tap. Plus, it comes with an added benefit — mom snuggles. Breast-feeding has been proven to reduce the number of infectious
  • Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski will retire from the Air Force following 40 years of service in September. As only the third female to attain the rank of 4-star general in the history of the Air Force, Pawlikowski’s career was marked by extraordinary achievements across the science and engineering domains. This article highlights a number of AFMC accomplishments during Pawlikowski's tenure and concludes with a brief look at her career highlights.
  • This week in Edwards history

    On Aug. 6, 1980, a B-1 Combined Test Force crew completed an 11-hour sortie in B-1 No. 4. This was the longest nonstop flight ever logged by a B-1 Lancer.
  • 412th OG chasing options for test support with Alpha Jet

    When a test aircraft takes to the sky, on many occasions it is accompanied by a chase airplane. The chase plane can provide safety support by giving visual feedback, serve as a flying target, and document the test sortie through photography and video taken by an additional crewmember. Testing new systems on almost every aircraft type in the Air
  • Air Force Test Center welcomes new commanding general

    The world’s premier flight test organization is in the hands of a new leader. Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano assumed command of the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony held Aug. 3 in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base. Azzano takes the reins from Maj. Gen. David Harris who has commanded the AFTC for the past three years.Gen. Ellen M.
  • This week in Edwards history

    On Aug. 2, 2006, a C-5 Galaxy taxied across a series of ramps laid out on Rogers Dry Lakebed as part of its Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program. The taxi runs tested the structural integrity and movement of the aircraft’s new engines and pylons under rough conditions.
  • Air Force announces retirement of Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

    Air Force officials announced today Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will retire in September.
  • Edwards Airman death

    A U.S. Air Force Airman died as a result of a traffic accident near Victorville, California, July 25.   Tech. Sgt. Justin Elledge, 33, was assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Rocket Lab located on Edwards Air Force Base. He served as the non-commissioned officer in charge of the fabrication shop and had been at Edwards for almost two
  • 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
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