• F-35s begin Auto GCAS test flights

    The 461st Flight Test Squadron recently began test flight missions with the F-35 aircraft and the Auto GCAS at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Team Edwards commemorates Battle of Britain

    The United Kingdom Joint Strike Fighter Test and Evaluation Squadron here at Edwards hosted the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Night at Club Muroc Nov. 9. Patrons were treated to dinner and beverages to commemorate the World War II battle, which lasted July 10 to October 31, 1940.After a social hour, attendees from around base sat down and
  • AFMC unleashes $4.6 million in FY18 Squadron Innovation Funds

    When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein asked leaders to “unleash the brilliance in our Airmen,” Air Force Materiel Command answered the call, executing more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018.
  • Honorary commanders blaze through tour of Rocket Lab

    Edwards Honorary Commanders wrapped up the end of their HCC assignment with a tour of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Detachment 7 “Rocket Lab,” at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 9.
  • Turkey fryer, Thanksgiving safety tips

    Each year during the holidays we look forward to that perfectly cooked turkey waiting on the dinner table like so many magazines and television commercials portray.Unfortunately, since most of us do not have the cooking talents of Martha Stewart or Emeril, that dream is not always a reality.That's why so many people are turning to deep frying their
  • Wanted: Volunteer income tax preparers

    The Edwards AFB Tax Center is looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming 2019 tax season. Each year, the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming tax center season officially starts early February and ends April 15, 2019.  There are several new and exciting
  • Honoring those who served

    Team Edwards,In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill establishing Nov. 11 as a day to honor American veterans of all wars, otherwise known as Veterans Day. He proclaimed, "I do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Nov. 11 as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so
  • Innovative Team of the Quarter explores pilot workload

    The Innovative Team of the Quarter — The 412th Operations Group’s Objective Measures of Pilot Workload Team —, is changing the way we test and evaluate the pilot workload experienced during flight operations.  The pilot workload team brought their idea to the XCITE Team for funding and with help from the 711th Human Performance Wing, University of
  • 412th MDG promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month with scavenger hunt

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the third Thursday of November is also when the American Cancer Society promotes their annual Great American Smokeout — the one day a year where smokers across the nation can make a plan to quit…a step toward cancer risk reduction and a healthier lifestyle. This year’s smokeout is Nov. 15.In an attempt to
  • New top NCO at AFTC

    Chief Master Sgt. Michael Ditore is the new command chief for the Air Force Test Center. Ditore comes to Edwards from Kadena Air Base, Japan, where he served as the 18th Wing command chief master sergeant. As the AFTC command chief, he is the principal advisor to the commander and senior staff on all matters pertaining to morale, welfare,

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