Edwards Air Force Base

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Edwards Air Force Base,

U.S. military installation, 301,000 acres (121,805 hectares), S Calif., NE of Lancaster; est. 1933. It is one of the largest air force bases in the United States and has the world's longest runway. The base houses the Air Force Flight Test Center, which researches and develops aerospace weapons and rocket-propulsion systems, and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration's Flight Research Center. The base is also the proving ground for military aircraft. It was the landing point for a number of space shuttle missions; on Sept. 5, 1983, the Challenger made the first nighttime landing of a spacecraft there.
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"The current probe light was too bright, blinding the KC-135 aerial refueling boom operators," said Michael McGee, 418th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS), aerial refueling project manager at Edwards AFB. "The new light was designed to be less bright, but still bright enough for the F-35 pilot to see clearly."
There are nearly 200 F119-powered F-22 Raptors currently in service with the US Air Force, operating from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Edwards AFB, California; Nellis AFB, Nevada; Tyndall AFB, Florida; Joint Base Pearl Harbor--Hickam, Hawaii; and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
He assumed duties as an engineer research officer at the Air Force rocket propulsion laboratory at Edwards AFB in California.
MARSHALL--31 TES, 53 WG, Edwards AFB CA (October 2014)
Navy's sprawling complex at China Lake, California, in the Mojave's High Desert north of Edwards AFB.
"The more we know about the animal the better we're able to find ways to help these young tortoises survive to adulthood," said Gary Hatch, chief of environmental public affairs at Edwards AFB.
Raymond Puffer, Ph.D, Historian (retired), Edwards AFB, Lancaster, CA
It increases everyone's safety and they know it, particularly in high-use areas like Nellis AFB in Nevada and Edwards AFB in California.
McDowell said AALC is scheduled for flight test demonstration aboard a C-130H at Edwards AFB, Calif.--beginning with the 2-D radar--between October 2006 and February 2007.
Warren Walch, Defense Contract Audit Agency, financial liaison advisor at AFFTC/AE, for Edwards AFB, CA, and the Navy China Lake facility, gave a talk on "Auditing in Iraq." Here, Chapter President Marvell D.
EDO Corporation (New York, NY) has demonstrated new B-1B pneumatic-ejection equipment during test flights at Edwards AFB, CA.
Brand, AFRL/PRSM, Edwards AFB, and Fu-Pen Chiang, State University of New York at Stony Brook.