• Sweet success: Vanilla Unmanned completes 8-day record flight

    The Vanilla Unmanned aircraft continues to make history on Edwards Air Force Base, California, following the success of an eight-day long continuous flight, Oct. 2. The official flight time was 8 days, 50 minutes, and 47 seconds, and covered 12,200 miles in continuous flight, breaking the world record for unrefueled, internal combustion endurance of an unmanned aircraft.
  • Makerspace allows Airmen to accelerate change

    "A makerspace is a place in which Airmen, military or civilian, with shared mindsets, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing skills and knowledge,” said Britney Reed, 412th Test Wing Plans and Operations, Continuous Process Improvement Manager.
  • Edwards AFB celebrates Air Force's 74th birthday

    Airmen, civilians, and family members attended a picnic event to celebrate the Air Force's 74th birthday at Wings Field on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. On Sept. 17.
  • AFGSC wraps up divestiture of 17 B-1 aircraft, moving toward B-21

    Air Force Global Strike Command concluded its divestiture of 17 B-1B bombers Sept. 23, as the last aircraft departed Edwards Air Force Base, California, to fly to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
  • Edwards AFB Math Tutoring Club kicks off; volunteers needed

    Irving L. Branch Elementary School and Edwards Air Force Base, California, announced the launch of an afterschool Math Tutoring Club, Sept. 13. Students, at all grade levels, are able to receive valuable help from volunteers, including subject-matter experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
  • VFW honors former "Hanoi Hilton" POW during memorial ceremony

    The memorial service for retired Air Force Col. Robert F. Waggoner was organized by local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988, of which Waggoner was a life member. The event was highlighted by a two-ship T-38 Talon flyover piloted by crews from the 416th and 419th Flight Test Squadrons, 412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, California, while the Nellis Honor Guard, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada, rendered honors.
  • Edwards AFB chaplains to test CAP partnership, virtual services

    412th Test Wing leadership announced a partnership with the Civil Air Patrol to provide more chaplains to the Wing and to test a new virtual reality-based counseling platform at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Sept. 10.
  • Suicide Prevention: reaching out is a sign of strength

    Airmen, civilians and family members attended a Suicide Prevention training event at the base theater on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Sept. 1.
  • Former POW speaks at POW/MIA Remembrance dinner

    Former Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Ramirez recounted his time as a prisoner of war in 1999 during a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony and dinner at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Sept. 10.
  • Edward AFB experiences storm conditions; minor impact on facilities and services

    On Sept 9, Edwards Air Force Base experienced a storm that dropped 1.5 inches of rainfall within an hour and a half, and peak winds that approached about 58 mph.
  • AFRL Detachment 7 welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Robert Volesky assumed command of Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 during an assumption of command ceremony at the AFRL Rocket Lab on Edwards Air Force Base, California, on 27 Aug. 27.
  • MAJBAWG bridges gap between Air Force, installation barrier analysis efforts

    To bridge the gap between Air Force and installation-level efforts, the Air Force Materiel Command has established a Major Command Barrier Analysis Working Group as part of ongoing efforts to drive greater diversity and inclusion across the enterprise.
  • 412th Test Wing Commander Speaks To Local Veterans Group

    The commander of the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, California, visited the weekly Coffee4VETS breakfast at a local diner in Lancaster, Calif. Aug 31.
  • Engineer’s side hustle could fly BAF data capture to new heights

    Aleksandr Yarovinskiy, an electronics engineer with the 772nd Test Squadron’s Benefield Anechoic Facility radio frequency measurement team, is building an unmanned aircraft system from scratch in his spare time. This drone will have the capability to position a radio receiver or emitter – or both – at virtually any point inside the BAF without first having to wait for hours while test teams reconfigure sections of the BAF by moving equipment and the radar absorbing material that’s an essential part of running successful tests there.
  • CHPS promotes ‘Move More’ physical activity challenge

    Improve the way you feel and function by participating in the Air Force Move More Challenge. During September and October, Civilian Health Promotion Services will promote and conduct its Move More physical activity challenge. Being physically active is essential to prevent and reduce risks of many diseases and improve physical and mental health. Participants will receive a FREE CHPS performance training t-shirt at the initial check-in with CHPS staff.
  • Defense Secretary mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for service members

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum Aug. 24 directing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for service members, a Pentagon official said Aug. 25. John F. Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, said only Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines will be mandatory.
  • USAFTPS graduates first “production” Space Test Fundamentals class

    The Air Force Test Pilot School graduated the latest class of Space Test Fundamentals professionals during a ceremony at base theater on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 20.
  • Edwards AFB elementary schools officially re-open

    Two elementary schools were officially re-opened for education following a ribbon cutting ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 13.
  • Mrs. California Universe thanks 418th FLTS for critical help during family COVID crisis

    The reigning Mrs. California Universe brought a message of health to the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 2, as a gesture of gratitude for the support the squadron offered her family during a COVID-19-related family emergency.
  • Edwards Air Force Base Moves To HPCON-BRAVO

    Edwards AFB and AF Plant 42 has moved into HPCON-BRAVO effective 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13. At HPCON
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