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  • Armed Forces kick off National League Championship Series game

    A contingent of U.S. servicemembers participated in the opening ceremony of Game 3 of Major League Baseball’s National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Oct. 15. The ceremony culminated in a flyover of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane over Dodger Stadium. The C-17 began its flight from Edwards Air Force Base and thundered over the stadium just as the last note of the national anthem was sung.
  • Team Edwards lands ‘First Man’ screening

    Edwards Air Force Base personnel were given the opportunity to see an advance screening of the new film, “First Man,” at the Cinemark 22 movie theater in Lancaster, California, Oct. 10.
  • Hybrid generator could make aircraft maintenance more efficient, effective, user friendly

    You can’t have air power without ground power says Senior Master Sgt. Jason Tilley, who is the Air Force’s lead for its Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Working Group. Tilley, along with several members from throughout Air Force Materiel Command, AFMC Support Equipment Program Office and Research Lab, descended on Edwards AFB to test out a new
  • F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history

    The F-35 Integrated Test Force, based at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, has completed more than 65,000 test points, 9,200 test flights, and six major test aircraft detachments on board L-class and Nimitz class carriers on both U.S. coasts.
  • AFMC supporting analysis of T-6 unexplained physiological events

    Air Force Materiel Command is playing a lead role in analyzing unexplained physiological events with the T-6 Texan II training platform. Maj. Gen. T. Glenn Davis is leading a team to determine the root causes and corrective actions for recent T-6 aircrew breathing system problems. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, AFMC commander, and Darlene Costello, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Logistics, convened the team and appointed Davis to lead it.
  • Heads up: 418th FLTS wraps up new pilot display tests

    The 418th Flight Test Squadron is finishing up tests on a new head-up display for the C-17 Globemaster III this week. The Air Force wants to see if the Replacement Head-Up Display (RHUD) can supplant the legacy display with a newer, more capable version. For the three-week test, the C-17 Integrated Test Team installed RHUDs on an Edwards C-17 for a
  • Team Edwards members win top DOD maintenance award

    Members of the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force and the 412th Maintenance Group won the Department of Defense 2017 Maintenance Innovation Challenge People's Choice Award for using small unmanned aircraft systems to conduct exterior maintenance inspections on large aircraft. Top DOD maintenance leaders handed out the
  • BAF team readying for stealth bomber testing

    Last November, a B-2 Spirit entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time. Photos released by the Air Force this week show the stealth bomber being backed into the BAF to undergo environmental control systems checks. According to staff members, the BAF team spent a year preparing for and installing new equipment for the B-2’s maiden
  • ‘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
  • 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
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