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  • New school project now officially underway

    The school renovation project at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is one step closer to fruition after a ground breaking ceremony at the site of the old Branch Elementary School, May 13. Kevin Cordes, Muroc Joint Unified School District Superintendent, hosted the event and invited Edwards

  • Base says ‘Thank you’ to child care providers

    Parents and children from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have the opportunity to thank their child care providers this week during Provider Appreciation Week. The kickoff event saw leaders from the base personally thank child care providers at the Child Development Center, May 6.

  • F-35 AGCAS recommended for fielding

    The 412th Test Wing recently published the technical report on the F-35 Automatic Ground and Collision Avoidance System and have recommended it for fielding; seven years ahead of schedule.

  • Autonomous vehicles coming to PIRA

    Self-driving vehicles may not be commonplace on city streets yet, but they are headed to the Precision Impact Range Area on Edwards Air Force Base, California. Autonomous Solutions Inc. conducted a site survey to gather information needed to provide their autonomous services to the PIRA, April

  • Mentorship propels AFTC vice commander’s career

    Later this year, Col. Angela Suplisson is set to retire and bid farewell to her Air Force family after almost 30 years of service. She said her final assignment as the AFCT vice commander at Edwards Air Force Base, California, was fitting considering it had been a launching pad for her career into

  • Breakfast, bacon bolsters base bonds

    Airmen and their families enjoyed breakfast for dinner during a Strong Family Program event at the Mojave Sky Community Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, March 18.

  • Former 412th Test Wing commander embodies ‘Captain Marvel’ spirit

    In early February, roughly 80 female pilots gathered together on Edwards Air Force Base, California, to take part in the video filming of an Air Force Recruiting Service commercial. The commercial was made to coincide with the release of the new film “Captain Marvel,” which also involved filming at

  • L.A. County Air Show, Inc., Edwards AFB announce air show update

    As announced last October, the Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. Board of Directors and senior leadership at Edwards Air Force Base continue to work toward solidifying a formal multi-year partnership to conduct air shows within “Aerospace Valley.” This unique partnership paves the way to resume air

  • Congresswoman Hill gets inside look at Plant 42

    Members of U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, and the 412th Test Wing hosted Congresswoman Katie Hill for an informational tour Feb. 21.The newly elected Hill was accompanied by members of her staff and representatives of Palmdale. Before being driven around the sprawling facility, the

  • 412th Test Wing commander addresses local leaders

    The 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, addressed members of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade during their Business Outlook Conference at the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center in Lancaster, California, Feb. 22.

  • Air Force Test Center command team outlines vision

    As the lead agency in the realm of test and evaluation, the Air Force Test Center is tasked with testing tomorrow’s aerospace systems while keeping an eye on an ever-changing technological horizon.“The test center has a long history of providing great value to the warfighter, but the national

  • NexGen IT coming to 412th Civil Engineer Group

    In order to more accurately track facility assets and make better risk management decisions with limited funding, the Air Force is replacing the facility legacy systems — Work Information Management System , Automated Civil Engineering System, and Maximo — with one comprehensive system known as

  • Test team verifies procedures to recover downed F-35

    Even the most advanced aircraft in the world may not always have a successful landing. Or, it can just simply get stuck somewhere. That’s why a team of testers from Edwards AFB linked up with representatives from Lockheed Martin to go over crash recovery procedures for the F-35 Lightning II

  • Edwards AFB answers call for assistance in high-priority Navy, RAN test

    Late last year, the Air Force Test Center and Team Edwards stepped up to help the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy with a critical test off the coast of California.The Navy was assisting the RAN in testing the combat system on their newest guided missile destroyer, the HMAS Hobart (DDG 39). Due

  • 461st FLTS pilot makes history

    History was made once again at Edwards Air Force Base, California, when Maj. Rachael Winiecki became the first female F-35 developmental test pilot as she successfully completed her first flight test mission, Dec. 14. Winiecki, from the 461st Flight Test Squadron, took off that morning in her F-35

  • Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’ for 2019

    Before heading into 2019 full throttle, the 412th Test Wing took a pause to remind its workforce to be safe while conducting its test mission.Everything from aircraft in-flight emergencies to workplace injuries were examined at the base theater during the annual Back in the Saddle briefing held Jan.

  • Edwards breaks ground on new fire station

    Edwards Air Force Base received an early gift right before the holidays Dec. 14, 2018. Base leadership joined members of the 412th Civil Engineer Group and its firefighters, along with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, to break ground on a new fire station

  • One-day event streamlines hiring process for maintainers

    Nathan Dixon needs maintainers.“I have the largest squadron on Edwards and I have 103 open positions,” said the director of the 412th Maintenance Squadron. Dixon added that it could take up to 225 days to get a new employee on board. With 80 aircraft of all different types and a busy flying mission,