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  • Orange Flag comes to STARBASE Edwards

    Students attending STARBASE received a lesson about Orange Flag and the importance of teamwork and coordination at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Dec. 10. The Orange Flag exercise tests the interoperability of 24 different aircraft from different branches or home bases. The 412th Test Wing coordinates with other services and Air Force bases to conduct the event.
  • Edwards Air Force Base Launches Civilian Leadership School

    In the spirit of innovation, the 412 Test Wing recently developed and held the first ever Civilian Leadership School (CLS), a mirrored hybrid of the Airman Leadership School (ALS) at Edwards Air Force Base, December 2-6.
  • DT NAVFEST tests Air Force systems in GPS-denied environment

    Global Positioning System, or GPS, has become a commonplace technology in today’s world since it first became fully operational in the mid-1990s. Its role as a force-enhancer have also made it a viable target in a contested cyber-space domain. To help prepare for an event in which GPS is denied or degraded, the 412th Test Wing hosted its second Developmental Test Navigation Festival, at Edwards Air Force Base, California, in the Fall. DT NAVFEST 2019 allows engineers to gauge the effectiveness of various assets that rely on GPS when the system is down.
  • Investing in the future: 412th MXS hosts high school students on tour

    Nearly 30 students from Victor Valley High School received a close look at the 412th Maintenance Squadron’s Propulsion Flight during a tour of Edwards Air Force Base, California, Dec. 3. The students were members of the high school’s aviation maintenance classes, which include airframe and power plant classes as well as aircraft composite repair and fabrication.
  • KC-46 undergoes WARPs testing

    One of the KC-46 Pegasus’ key features was successfully tested recently at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The Wing Aerial Refueling Pods (WARPs) were successfully tested with an AV-8B, F-18D, and F-18G. The WARPs allows the Pegasus to simultaneously refuel two aircraft at the same time which makes it a force multiplier.
  • National Test Center opens on Edwards

    The 412th Test Wing, in conjunction with the University of Phoenix, officially opened the National Test Center following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Education and Training Center on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 20.
  • Team Edwards welcomes newest mission partner

    Detachment 1, 47th Cyberspace Test Squadron, 96th Cyberspace Test Group, 96th Test Wing, was officially activated during a ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 19. The detachment provides the Air Force Test Center with a secure avionics cyber test laboratory and fields cyber test capabilities to evaluate the Air Force’s premiere weapons systems.
  • American Red Cross representatives visit Edwards AFB

    Local representatives from the American Red Cross met with members of Edwards Emergency Management during a visit to, and tour of, Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 18. The 412th Test Wing hosted the visit which focused on establishing relationships between the Edwards Emergency Management personnel and local American Red Cross agencies.
  • New innovation challenge launches at Edwards

    The 412th Test Wing’s SparkED innovation team conducted a road-trip around the Edwards Air Force Base, California, to launch their new innovation challenge, Nov. 8. This year’s challenge, dubbed Eddie’s Challenge 19.2, is taking aim at innovative ways to increase work flow efficiency and also new test capabilities.
  • Edwards AFB kicks off its 2019 Combined Federal Campaign

    This week, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing Commander, Col. Kirk Reagan, 412th TW Vice Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ian Eishen, 412th TW Command Chief, kicked off this year’s Combined Federal Campaign at wing headquarters on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Nov. 4.
  • Goodbye Edwards, hello Nellis

    Edwards Air Force Base, California, said farewell to six of its F-35 Lightning II’s in October. The F-35s were transferred to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to continue initial operational testing.
  • Murderball comes to Edwards during NDEAM

    A special demonstration event for wheelchair rugby was held at the base gym at Edwards Air Force Base, Oct. 24, to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Wheelchair rugby, also known as murderball, is a team event closely resembling rugby, however it is played entirely in modified wheelchairs. The demonstration was spearheaded by Andrew Skinner, the founder of the Triumph Foundation.
  • 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.
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