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Sierra Nevada Corp’s Dream Chaser lands on Edwards Air Force Base in California. The spacecraft went through preparations for flight at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center.

Credits: NASA / Carla Thomas AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions
The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California.The Hypersonic Combined Test Force at Edwards AFB is managed by AEDC, which is headquartered at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.A Columbia
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From left: Lt. Col. Chris Keithley, 416th Flight Test Squadron commander, thanks F-16 pilot trainee Ocho and Maj. Luke O’Sullivan, 152nd Fighter Squadron, Arizona Air National Guard, for visiting the 416th FLTS Aug. 25. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) 416th FLTS testers meet with Auto GCAS survivor
Test pilots and engineers from the 416th Flight Test Squadron had the chance to meet face-to-face with one of the squadron’s success stories Aug. 25.   The group met with an allied nation pilot trainee who returned home alive after he experienced a g-force-induced loss of consciousness. His F-16’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System
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Members of the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force have built a decontamination shelter on the flightline to conduct chemical and biological decontamination tests on the F-35 Lightning II. Tests will be toward the end of August. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad White) F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing
After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure. Contractors, Airmen and Air Force civilians have been tirelessly working in the desert heat the past few weeks to finalize
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Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno, 412th Medical Group, is congratulated by Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and the 412th MDG team, during the announcement of her selection as one of the 12 Air Force Outstanding Airmen of the Year.  Pictured, left to right: 412th Medical Group commander, Col. Karen Dean-Cox; Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Staff Sgt. Racquel Caramanno; Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Soto, 412th MDG; Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th TW command chief; and Lt. Col. David Huinker, 412th Medical Support Squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dawn Waldman) Edwards Airman one of Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno is one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. She is the noncommissioned officer in charge of Medical Readiness for the 412th Medical Group and is also responsible for the training of 17 medical contingency response teams and the accounting/budget of $1.1 million in War Reserve Materiel.
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