• B-1B Integrated Battle Station modification completed

    An eight-year project to install the Integrated Battle Station on the B-1B Lancer fleet has been completed ahead of schedule. Sixty aircraft went through the modification process that began in late 2012 and was completed in September 2020. The Integrated Battle Station was developed as three separate modifications: Fully Integrated Data Link, Vertical Situational Display Unit and Central Integrated Test System. “During development, it became obvious that modifying the same aircraft three times would be detrimental to aircraft availability and would create numerous aircraft configurations,” said William Barnes, B-1B Systems Program Manager, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. “Thus Integrated Battle Station was born.” The Integrated Battle Station was the largest, most complicated modification ever performed on the B-1 and it gave the flight deck a whole new look.
  • Roper joins first Digital Campaign virtual industry day

    The Air Force Digital Campaign kicked off the first Virtual Industry Exchange September 21, hosting industry and academia to share the Digital Campaign strategy, invite input from the commercial and private sector, and to prepare participants for how the Department of the Air Force will conduct business in the digital age.
  • Fire Prevention Week: Escape Planning Tips

    Plan ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.
  • SparkED Team: keeping innovative ideas rolling

    Electric scooters are now available for use at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Edwards Air Force Base – an oasis for Air Reserve Component Airmen

    An hour north of Los Angeles is the Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe. It’s here at Edwards Air Force Base, California, home of the Air Force Test Center and the 412th Test Wing (TW), where General Chuck Yeager piloted his Bell X-1 in 1947 to break the sound barrier and many other aviation firsts occurred.
  • High Desert Lanes playground construction nears completion

    Construction is wrapping up on a new indoor playground at the High Desert Lanes bowling center on Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Edwards commissary and base exchange parking lots to undergo repairs

    The 412th Civil Engineer Group announces major repairs to take place at the commissary and base exchange parking lots on Edwards Air Force Base, California, beginning Sept. 21.
  • Edwards honors 13 teammates lost this year

    Members of the 412th Test Wing and Edwards Air Force Base, California, community gathered to honor the 13 teammates who have passed away this year with a memorial service, Aug. 28.
  • Edwards testers successfully integrate CRIIS on F-22 Raptor

    The 411th Flight Test Squadron in conjunction with the 412th Range Squadron achieved the first successful flight of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 5. This event marked the first flight of the CRIIS at the Edwards Flight Test Range, and it was also the first flight on a fifth-generation fighter platform.
  • Edwards AFB Fire & Emergency Services and 412th Security Forces Squadron forge Rescue Task Force

    As communities and first and emergency responders learn from the unfortunate number of shootings that occur in the U.S., potentially more effective response paradigms are identified. One such change to responder tactics that was developed from lessons learned from shootings around the nation is an innovative joint effort between Fire and Emergency Services personnel and Security Forces Defenders commonly referred to as the Rescue Task force (RTF).
  • AFMC announces 2020 MAJCOM Spark Tank semifinalists

    The Air Force Materiel Command has selected five semifinalists from more than 90 submissions to the command-wide Spark Tank competition.
  • 772nd Test Squadron integrates ground-based simulator into Orange Flag Test Event

    The 772nd Test Squadron’s Integrated Facility for Avionics System Test (IFAST) recently participated in the July 2020 Orange Flag test event. Orange Flag is a multi-domain test series focused on interoperability and bringing test as close as possible to the warfighter through operationally-relevant testing early in the development cycle.
  • AFMC championing diversity, inclusion across the mission set

    As the Department of the Air Force conducts a service-wide review of diversity and inclusion, the Air Force Materiel Command is also taking a look at these issues across the command, with a focus on the overall work climate, barriers to opportunities and identifying areas requiring support and corrective action.
  • Stars shine bright at Edwards

    You may not know it, but Edwards Air Force Base is a movie star. Well, sort of… Sometimes Edwards AFB is like an extra in the background you have to squint to notice. In other instances, Edwards AFB is a familiar face you slowly recognize with a “Hey, that’s Edwards.” Then there’s are occasions where Edwards AFB - the base, the myth, the legend is front and center no doubt about it.
  • AFMC releases new PTL Guide

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released a Physical Training Leader (PTL) Guide as a new tool for leaders and Airmen to accomplish conditioning goals in a safe manner.
  • AFMC releases new PTL Guide

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released a Physical Training Leader (PTL) Guide as a new tool for leaders and Airmen to accomplish conditioning goals in a safe manner.
  • AFMC releases new PTL Guide

    The Air Force Materiel Command has released a Physical Training Leader (PTL) Guide as a new tool for leaders and Airmen to accomplish conditioning goals in a safe manner.
  • Air Force conducts latest hypersonic weapon flight test

    The Air Force took another step towards fielding a hypersonic weapon following its final captive-carry test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon under a wing of a B-52 Stratofortress off the Southern California coast, Aug 8.
  • Joint Simulation Environment construction contract awarded

    The Air Force has taken another step forward in achieving the vision of a government owned, high-fidelity, multi-platform modeling and simulation (M&S) capability - with the award of two Military Construction (MILCON) contracts valued at approximately $65.5M.
  • 412th SFS memorial honors fallen defenders

    The 412th Security Forces Squadron held a memorial service honoring three Security Forces Airmen in Hangar 1600 on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug 3.
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