Another day on the Edwards AFB flight line. ✈️
Commander: Col Sanford
Another day on the Edwards AFB flight line. ✈️
The OG in action today on a worldwide stage!
Air Force officials have selected 5,430 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant, out of 33,935 eligible, for a selection rate of 16 percent in the 22E6 promotion cycle, which includes
BREAKING NEWS: United States Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon test!
The 419th Flight Test Squadron once again etches their names into the history books.
A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress successfully released an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon off the Southern California coast. The ARRW is designed to enable the U.S. to hold fixed,
It’s Spring-Clean week! Yesterday the OG Staff took the opportunity to clean a truckload of garbage from our adopt-a-lot. Hopefully you have had the chance to do the same around other areas of the base, or your life, this week as well.
And guess what…the weekend is nearly here!!! You’ve earned it.
Something about that AIR POWER!!
"Air power is the most difficult of military force to measure or even express in precise terms." Winston Churchill
Team, don’t forget this Friday, 22 April, the base will be hosting numerous TEDx events at hanger 1600. Here is a list of the breakouts previously pushed by PA…
Had an amazing day with the OSS Screaming Eagles. There is an impressive amount of work going on by their team to support every CTF effort across the Group. Also, special shout-out to TSgt Robert Gregory, from TPP, for his MAJCOM nom as the Special Warfare SERE NCO of the Year, and SSgt(s) Kylie O’Neal, from the Tower, as she competes at the HAF level for AFSA Airman of the Year! Outstanding!!
Here are a few of the moments we captured throughout the day…
🏃🏽♀️🏃🏾♂️🏃The first Edwards AFB flight line & lakebed 5K/10K (3.1/6.2 miles) running/walking event for CY2022 is approaching on Training Day, Monday, 11 April at 0630-0900. Meet on the flight line side of Hangar 1600 and sign-in at the 412 FSS table prior to the start at 0630. The Hangar 1600 gate will be open to enter the flight line during the event. Route maps are attached for reference and preparing for the event.
💜💜💜 Wear your purple in recognition of all the little ones that serve with us💜💜💜
Classic 😂 If you were not warned about this prior to your arrival...beware!
💀💀💀 Hats off to the FTS 🥳🥳🥳 Let's Go Team Which squadron is up next???
Congratulations Maj Black 🥳 Ops Grp...
In January, the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO), in partnership with Lockheed Martin, achieved another milestone in the transition of the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) to the
This month, we look forward to as an opportunity to celebrate Black excellence and here on !
Below is an image of Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. He is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer fighter pilot, and former astronaut, who is the first African American and the second person of African descent after Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez to go to space.
Guion became a NASA astronaut in August 1979. His technical assignments have included working with space station operations, the Remote Manipulator System (RMS), Spacelab systems and experiments, space shuttle systems, payload safety issues and verifying flight software in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL) and in the Flight
Systems Laboratory (FSL). A veteran of four space flights, Bluford was a mission specialist on STS-8, STS 61-A, STS-39 and STS-53.
Bluford’s first mission was STS-8, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on August 30, 1983. This was the third flight for the orbiter Challenger and the first mission with a night launch and night landing. During the mission, the STS-8 crew deployed the Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1B), operated the Canadian-built RMS with the Payload Flight Test Article (PFTA), operated the Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System (CFES) with live cell samples, conducted medical measurements to understand biophysiological effects of spaceflight and activated four “Getaway Special” canisters. STS-8 completed 98 orbits of the Earth in 145 hours before landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on September 5, 1983.
Bluford then served on the crew of STS 61-A, the German D-1 Spacelab mission, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on October 30, 1985. This mission was the first to carry eight crew members, the largest crew to fly in space, and
included three European payload specialists. During the mission, the Global Low Orbiting Message
Relay Satellite (GLOMR) was deployed from a “Getaway Special” (GAS) container, and 76 experiments were performed in Spacelab in such fields as fluid physics, materials processing, life sciences, and navigation. After completing 111 orbits of the Earth in 169 hours, Challenger landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on November 6, 1985.
On his last flight, Bluford served on the crew of STS-53 which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on December 2, 1992. The crew of five deployed the classified Department of Defense payload DOD-1 and then performed several Military-Man-in-Space and NASA experiments. After completing 115 orbits of the Earth in 175 hours, Discovery landed at Edwards Air
Force Base, California, on December 9, 1992. With the completion of his fourth flight, Bluford has logged over 688 hours in space.
Col Raja “Grinder” waves hello to Edwards AFB family from the 😎 how cool is that!!! Col Raja is an Astronaut currently at the ISS but Former Commander of the #461 Flight Test Squadron. He personally sent these photos to let us know he’s watching 🧐😉🌎
Civilian Airmen and Guardians…Did you know?
Recently hired Department of the Air Force civilian workforce employees can compete for developmental opportunities sooner starting with the AY23 Civilian Development Nomination Call. Instead of competing after earning two years of federal civil service, Civilian Airmen and Guardians can now compete with two years federal – military or civilian – service (to include Non-appropriated Fund employment). To learn more, go to https://www.afpc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2901713/civilian-development-nomination-window-opens-expanded-eligibility/.
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The AFA Spring Conference is right around the corner😃
AFA’s Warfare Symposium is a premier professional development event for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force—and the aerospace and defense industry that supports them. Attended by DOD officers, enlisted members, civilians, and veterans, this warfighting symposium will focus on the critical concerns and challenges of joint warfare in every corner of the globe. Drawing speakers from combatant commands, as well as from the Air and Space forces, the symposium features opportunities to network and dynamic exhibits, as well as the Air Forces's unique Spark Tank innovation competition.
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Check out the latest updates to the AF Eval Sys...
Beginning January 2022, the Department of the Air Force will launch a new enlisted and officer evaluation system application, myEvaluation, to further support ongoing IT and talent management
Happy Holidays! Sharing some snow for those who are over seeing all the rain 🌧
Teammates - these changes are needed as we better assess and develop our Airmen for the Air Force of 2030.
More to come…
412th OG Leadership paying respect to the Security Forces Team here at Edwards AFB. There's no air power without support...Thank you MSG💪🏾
80 years ago our Nation was caught. We were caught unprepared. We were caught gloating in our own perceived geographical protection. We were caught naive to the realities of the Second World War. We did not see, and did not want to see the Japanese on our doorstep. We could not fathom it and indeed ignored the warning signs that a fleet of aircraft was airborne and headed for Hawaii.
Today, new adversaries are pounding on the door. They are already in our networks, trying to listen, disrupt, degrade, and even turn us against each other on social media. They are likely in our skis, and they are in orbit. They work tirelessly to pull us apart from our allies.
They know our history, sometimes better than we do. If the next attack comes it will not be a single surprise attack. It will likely be a well orchestrated series of events. They will not give us years to rebuild so that we can turn the tide of the war. Our adversaries will strike to be decisive and end it quickly.
We still have choices now. We still have the opportunity to deter the enemy that is knocking. We have the opportunity to stand united as strong teams and as one Nation. Let our history and previous failures, wether 8 minutes or 80 years ago drive our Competitive spirit. Let it bring us together, vigilant and ready.
I’m proud to stand beside all of you everyday. You do amazing things. You develop each other for the Joint Fight, and you enable the Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe everyday. Thank you.
Compete like your lives depend on it. They do.
Lead like your lives depend on it. They do.
Serve each other like your lives depend on it. They do.
Lt Col Kristopher “WigB” Rorberg
Have a great weekend, teammates…glad to see this published!
leading the way... Col Mizell /CC and Lt Bonvissuto led the Test Wing Turkey Trot participants in the 5K this morning 🥳
Airmen family conducted a pre-emptive calorie-burning operations 5k Run/Walk at the Rosburg Fitness Center on 24 Nov 21.
The 412th Ops Group conducts an immersion tour twice a month. Here we see participants visiting the and techs being educated on survival equipment...
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