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  • Vietnam Veteran recounts 'MiG-bagging' experience

    "I was scared, nervous and excited," said one Vietnam War veteran whose time in Vietnam was a far cry from what's usually portrayed in Hollywood war films featuring dog-fighting. Bill Freckleton, a 412th Range Squadron range control officer assigned to the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force, told the

  • 31st TES test drives Global Hawk for Air Force

    Testing and evaluating a vehicle prior to purchasing ensures it is up to par with the advertised specifications. This guarantees the customers are buying the real deal. For the Air Force's Global Hawk system, the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron test drives the unmanned aerial vehicle in behalf of

  • Former Soldier trades tanks with stethoscopes

    Dust flew everywhere as an Army M60 tank cruised through the precision impact range area here. The road was bumpy, but the tank's road wheels didn't help either, it actually broke the ground. Lt. Col. Al Ozanian, 95th Medical Operations Squadron commander, drove the more than 50-ton behemoth,

  • Edwards Sailor conquers seven summits

    What do Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, McKinley, Everest, Kosciuszko, Vinson and Elbrus have in common? Aside from being the tallest mountains on the seven continents, all of them were also conquered by an Edwards pilot. Navy Cmdr. Michael Hsu, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School instructor, started climbing

  • Working mom's juggling act earns scholarship

    For a 95th Force Support Squadron civilian, life as a working mom, a wife and a student is a juggling act. Cassandra Cole's daily routine includes doing early morning school work, attending to the children, working in the office, spending time with her family, preparing the children for bed times

  • Summer hire brightens base museum

    To cruise through summertime, a local student opted to be a summer hire for the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum. Matthew Fox said he wasn't sure what to expect when he reported for duty as a summer hire at the museum -- his first day on his first job. He said he thought he would be filing papers

  • Aerial photographer 'clicks' with 25-year Edwards career

    A flight test bug bit an Edwards Airman 25 years ago, and since then, he has been telling the base's story through pictures. Steve Zapka, now a civilian aerial photographer here, first arrived at Edwards on Sept. 1, 1982, as a military aerial photographer. "I felt like one lucky Airman," Mr. Zapka

  • Airman waits 31 years for first deployment

    When an Edwards E-4 sergeant got out of the Air Force on Oct. 19, 1976, it didn't occur to him, 28 years later, he would be deployed as a civilian helping in the Global War on Terror. Bob Perry, 416th Flight Test Squadron project manager, volunteered to deploy to Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq, as

  • Edwards lieutenant proves he is one 'tough guy'

    An Edwards Airman has proved he is the 762nd toughest guy in the world after running through a series of obstacles with fire, mud, water as well as barbed wires, electrically charged ropes and more mud. With a time of 1 hour, 38 minutes and 55 seconds, 2nd Lt. Jordan Kahn was one of 2,869 people

  • Airman sings the 'Blues'

    "Music is who I am." These are the words of an Edwards lieutenant whose passion for music landed her a spot at the 2008 "Deja Blue" tour for Tops In Blue -- the Air Force's expeditionary entertainment group. Second Lt. Rhoda Marie Lazo, 412th Operations Support Squadron section commander, is one