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  • Osprey lands at Edwards for testing

    An MV-22 Osprey from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland is parked on the Edwards flightline awaiting ground and flight tests as part of the certification process to refuel behind the KC-46 aircraft, at Edwards Air Force Base, California, July 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jordan Goodsell)
  • AFTC vice commander bids farewell to Air Force

    After 28 years of service, Col. Angela Suplisson, the Air Force Test Center Vice Commander, retired following a ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base, California, July 12.
  • What it means to me to be back in the Air Force – The grass is not always greener

    At 38 years old I know I am one of oldest, or as I like to refer to it, “most senior” active duty lieutenants around.   Considering the journey I’ve taken just to get right where I am now, I would say I feel the deepest privilege just to do what I do each day here in the Air Force.
  • Aerial refueling probe light evaluations flown with KC-135: Effort to clear Navy, USMC F-35 night refueling envelope

    The F-35 program recently completed testing on an improved lighting assembly with the KC-135 that will enable the Navy and Marine Corps F-35 variants to refuel behind the tanker at night. Flight testing of the redesigned light, which attaches to a refueling probe, was led by Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland, and supported by Edwards Air
  • Air Force’s top NCO gets look at all things Edwards

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright received a whirlwind tour of the Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe March 18-19.The highest ranking enlisted member in the Air Force got a firsthand look at almost every squadron and unit on Edwards. Wright visited with everyone from security forces defenders to testers at the F-35 Joint
  • New VISTA paint scheme gets artist's approval

    Renowned aviation artist Mike Machat officially endorsed his latest work for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School March 7 when he applied his signature to the school’s NF-16D VISTA in-flight simulator.The VISTA is sporting a new paint scheme designed by Machat. The one-of-a-kind aircraft is a staple of the school. VISTA is an acronym that stands
  • 461st FLTS lands two more F-35s for test

    The 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force received two additional F-35As to support continued developmental testing March 7.The fifth-generation fighters are on loan from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.“Air Combat Command, always a supporter of developmental flight test, recognized a
  • 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 shows at Edwards Air Force Base, as the last
  • Innovative solution reduces cost of runway repair

    After years of heating up in the summer and freezing in the winter, the North Base runway developed severe cracking and was closed in October 2016. Traditional repair methods such as sealing the cracks would only last a few months and full replacement would have cost $20 million. The 412th Civil Engineer Group, 412th Operations Support Squadron,
  • Innovation success: Reusable containers save thousands

    At the Joshua Tree Dining Facility, Styrofoam containers have been the container of choice for grabbing a meal on the go.Recently, the cost for these containers was set to increase from $8,000 per month to $24,000 per month as a result of an increase in price and usage. In the long run, these costs would be unsustainable and usage of these
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