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Eddie Bee Ready makes a visit to the Exchange Express gas station Sept. 22 as part of National Preparedness Month. Members of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Flight regularly dress up as the readiness mascot, including David Babcock who recently won the individual category of the Department of Defense’s 2016 National Preparedness Awards. (Courtesy photo) ‘Mr. Disaster Preparedness’ wins top DOD award
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- His award recommendation calls him “Mr. Disaster Preparedness.” He also has another alter ego — Eddie Bee Ready. Now, he can be called a Department of Defense award winner. David Babcock of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight was named the top individual award winner for an active-duty
0 9/26
2017
Members of the Republic of Colombia's military pose for a photo in front of a B-1B Lancer as part of their visit to Edwards Sept. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) Colombian military officers get insight into flight test at Edwards
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Dozens of Republic of Colombia military officers dropped by Edwards Air Force Base for an up-close look at flight test Sept. 12, 2017. The group visited the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, the 419th Flight Test Squadron and NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. Col. Jason Schott, 412th Test Wing vice
0 9/14
2017
The 746th Test Squadron from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, provided an array of GPS jamming equipment and support for DT NAVFEST at Edwards Air Force Base. The jammers provided a degraded GPS environment for testing multiple aerial platforms throughout the week. Testing was done from 1 to 6 a.m. each day to minimize impact on the community and civilian air traffic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cole Johnson) DoD, academia test systems for GPS denial
Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as references, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.
0 9/13
2017
Dream Chaser captive carry test Dream Chaser undergoes captive carry test at Edwards
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser underwent a captive carry test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center here Aug. 30. The test was part of the spacecraft’s Phase Two flight test efforts to advance the orbiter closer to space flight, according to an SNC press release. A Columbia Helicopters Model 234-UT
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2017
Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Measurement lab passes evaluation with precision
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Edwards Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory passed a recent evaluation that ensures the lab performs measurements that are safe, accurate, reliable and traceable. Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, and Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, visited the PMEL to
0 8/23
2017
(Photo by Boeing/Paul Weatherman) New airliner tests at Edwards AFB
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off after a touch-and-go landing at Edwards AFB Aug. 14, 2017. Boeing has been conducting flight tests with its newest airliner at Edwards recently. Periodically, aviation industry companies are provided the opportunity to conduct flight tests at Edwards given the base's unique test assets such as multiple runways, a
0 8/16
2017
Edwards Airman recognized for peaceful end to potentially deadly situation Airman recognized for peaceful end to potentially deadly situation
After 16 years as a U.S. Air Force Security Forces member, Master Sgt. Maurice Lucas II had never needed to pull his duty weapon out of his holster while serving at his home base. That commendable streak ended Oct. 8, 2016. Then-Tech. Sgt. Lucas was working as flight chief in charge of the 412th Security Forces Squadron’s patrols when he got a
0 8/09
2017
A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 419th Flight Test Squadron with eight PDU-5/B leaflet bombs underneath the left wing. The PDU-5/B is a repurposed Cluster Bomb Unit used to release leaflets (paper cut into a specific size). Leaflets are generally dropped during U.S. military psychological operations overseas. When released from the aircraft, a fuse is set to a certain time to tell the bomb to detonate and release the leaflets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) B-52 testers complete leaflet bomb drops
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An important part of U.S. military operations overseas is communicating with the local population. This can be done in a number of ways including something as simple as distributing leaflets.   In psychological operations, leaflets with messages are often dropped from aircraft in order to reach a wide area.  
0 7/25
2017
A panel of leaders from various organizations on base decide which one of three design proposals to pursue following presentations at Bldg. 3000. Pictured left to right: Dan Osburn, 412th Test Engineering Group; Peter Burke, 412th Electronic Warfare Group; Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kwok, 412th Operations Group; Kyle Schaller, 771st Test Squadron; and Tony Rubino, 412th Range Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Innovation challenge brings possible advancement in F-22 test capabilities
The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10. Several engineers from around the base partnered with members of the Desert High School Robotics team to come up with a solution to a real-world test problem. The one-day competition consisted of three
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2017
Staff Sgt. Alexander Deguzman, 412th Security Forces Squadron installation security technician, shows Bobby Truong, 412th Communications Squadron, the monitors and controls of the Raptor surveillance system that was demonstrated to base leadership July 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Security forces look to technology, innovation for future base security
Defenders of the 412th Security Forces Squadron and 412th Test Wing leadership got an up close look at a system July 10 that could possibly help with base security in the future. A private company set up its Raptor surveillance system at a remote building near the edge of Rogers Dry Lakebed. The ground-based radar system has the capability to
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2017
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