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  • Air Force Chief of Staff visits Edwards AFB

    The Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David Goldfein, paid a special visit to the Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe, Edwards Air Force Base, California, June 17.
  • COVID-19 Telework Operations Create New Opportunities for 412 TW Teams

    Although the day-to-day work of avionics and flight test engineers looks dramatically different due to the advent of telework operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, a few groups within the 412th Test Wing are taking full advantage of these unique times to accelerate their development of Python analysis tool capabilities using industry standard tools.
  • F-22 CTF implements EAFB’s first operational F-22 rapid crew swap to overcome COVID-19 limitations

    While operating in the constrained COVID-19 environment, maintainers, pilots and engineers in the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force completed the base’s first F-22 operational rapid crew swap recently at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Innovation during COVID-19 Operations: 771st Test Squadron brings machine learning to data analysis

    The 771st has recently employed a machine learning tool nicknamed “Sasha” and is showing promise in data analysis, according to engineers at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Edwards AFB’s Active April Demonstrates Continued Test Operations during COVID-19 Conditions

    The month of April launched a new normal at Edwards Air Force Base. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, units around the base have taken steps to assure the mission continues while ensuring the health and safety of Airmen during this time of social distancing and teleworking.
  • Edwards AFB conducts flyover for front-line health care workers

    A B-52 Stratofortress from the 412th Test Wing conducted a flyover for the local Aerospace Valley community, May 14. The flyover was in honor of, and to show gratitude to the front-line health care workers helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Edwards AFB first to test Air Force Comptroller Services Portal

    The Comptroller Services Portal is an automated incident management application that allows customers to receive online assistance from their servicing Comptroller squadron. The CSP has integrated workflows which assist the customer in seeking help with travel pay, military pay, and civilian pay.
  • EOD clears UXO at PIRA

    Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, 812th Civil Engineer Squadron, 412th Test Wing, prepare unexploded ordnance and training munitions for demolition at the Precision Impact Range Area at Edwards Air Force Base, California, May 7. The 412th Test Wing uses the PIRA to conduct weapons and payload drops for flight tests.
  • Edwards expands test capabilities with T-7A Distributed Test Operations

    The T-7A Test Team made history once again as they executed Distributed Test Operations (DTO) in a Mission Control Room at Ridley Mission Control Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California on April 30.
  • Modular mission control room upgrade improves 412th Test Wing’s capabilities

    A $37 million improvement and modernization program is now underway at the 412th Test Wing’s Ridley Mission Control Center on Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • 772nd Test Squadron uses simulators to support high-priority F-35 test missions

    As the Air Force Test Center’s 412th Test Wing resumed mission-essential flight testing, the 772nd Test Squadron’s (772 TS) modeling and simulation (Sim) engineers and technicians restarted manned cockpit simulation operations to support flight test mission rehearsals at Edwards Air Force Base, California, April 14..
  • Edwards AFB Top 3 Spearheads DeCA Agent Shopping Service

    The 412th Test Wing community launched a commissary shopping service at Edwards Air Force Base, California, to support those who are high risk, quarantined, isolated and unable to shop for themselves, or Team Edwards deployed families impacted due to COVID-19, April 20.
  • ET-CTF completes new test bed flight tests

    The Emerging Technology Combined Test Force successfully completed flight tests on its newest autonomous aircraft test bed last month at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The flight tests are in support of the Skyborg project with the goal to ultimately provide an autonomous software testing package.
  • 412th Test Wing Security Forces Squadron Ramps up Augmentation Force Training in Support of COVID-19 Times

    During a time of reduced manning levels when mission-essential personnel are the only ones allowed to work on Edwards Air Force Base due to the COVID-19 pandemic, units are coming up with unique, unconventional or alternative ways to continue with the mission and maintain a steady state as a force in readiness.
  • AFTC Small Business Office provides doorway for innovation, test possibilities

    While a lot of attention is garnered by large Defense contractors’ newest and greatest weapons systems, the Air Force Test Center’s Small Business Office provides a way for small businesses to showcase their innovative ideas amongst the giants of the industry. Additionally, with the current COVID-19 situation impacting businesses, supply lines and Americans’ daily lives, the AFTC Small Business Office is doing its part to ensure the test enterprise continues.
  • EPAWSS testing readies F-15 for future

    The F-15E Eagle fleet is currently undergoing critical electronic warfare testing at the Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF) on Edwards Air Force Base, California. This F-15E is outfitted with the Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS). The EPAWSS is an integrated digital avionics system designed to protect the F-15E Eagle against enemy air defense systems, said Jon Danner, F-15 Division Test Manager at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.
  • 452nd FLTS work to keep Global Vigilance mission on track

    The 452nd Flight Test Squadron has worked through the challenges of teleworking and modified work schedules to keep their fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawks flying and meeting mission requirements.
  • New sanitation procedures take effect at Ridley Mission Control

    New expanded sanitation procedures were initiated recently at Edwards Air Force Base, California, to stem the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak ensure the 412th Test Wing remains mission capable.
  • AFTC Executive Director helps preserve Flight Test history with personal donation

    The Flight Test Museum Foundation (FTMF) announced a generous contribution from Dr. Eileen Bjorkman, Executive Director, Air Force Test Center. Bjorkman recently contributed $50,000 to the FTMF to sponsor the RF-4C (#004) and help directly fund construction of the new Flight Test Museum being built outside the West Gate at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Edwards maintainers conduct hands-on test with new tool

    Airmen from the 412th Maintenance Group tested a new scanning tool that could reduce troubleshooting time and costs for aircraft maintenance at Edwards Air Force Base, California, recently.
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