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Working group to study implications of transgender service

Posted July 17, 2015 by DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department working group will study the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly in the military, and its work will presume they can do so unless objective and practical impediments are identified, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. In a statement announcing the working group, Carter said…

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Test flight completed after F-35B modifications

Posted July 1, 2015 by Micah Garbarino

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight here June 18, after the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications were completed on two F-35Bs for the Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Kevin Hall, a member of the 514th Flight Test Squadron…

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Thank you and farewell

Posted June 12, 2015 by by Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Team, Thank You!!! When I was told in January 2012 I would have the privilege to serve as the first Air Force Test Center Commander, I was elated. I thought I knew what a dedicated team of professional Airmen the new AFTC would be comprised of and how the…

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POW visits Pentagon tribute section, reminisces about hard times

Posted July 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Retired Col. Leon Ellis was a prisoner of war for 1,955 days during the Vietnam War. During a July 16 visit to the Pentagon, he and his family stopped by the Air Force POW tribute section. Ellis said some painful memories flooded back about his time as a POW as he viewed…

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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Posted May 27, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Developmental Test and Evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place. At least, it usually does. “Deployed Flight Test of the Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX (CA-7)” by Dr. Stephanie Smith, Air Force Test Center Office of History, tells a very different story. It’s…

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Community Networking Spotlight–Vicki Medina

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Vicki Medina, Antelope Valley Board of Trade executive director, joined the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program in 2013. As a liaison, she meets with the 412th Test Wing commander on a quarterly basis and attends various base functions. When possible, liaisons are invited to meet with AFMC command staff at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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Making a Splash: NCO Goes Deep to Re-Enlist

Posted July 10, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Tyndall Airman re-enlisted in a unique way recently, diving approximately 70 feet under water to swear in for another three and a half years of service. Technical Sgt. Robert Barnes, 325th Communications Squadron quality assurance NCO in charge, wanted his re-enlistment to be one he will always remember. He knew…

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JetHawks baseball team honors Jerry Ross

Posted August 14, 2015 by by Jay Levine

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a seven-time space shuttle mission veteran and nine times walked into the void of space. The U.S. Air Force and NASA have recognized him dozens of times for his excellence and contributions to human spaceflight. Ross earned an honorary doctorate from Purdue University and he even has an elementary…

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First-female amputee to return to cockpit

Posted July 26, 2016 by SrA. Ceaira Young

After an above-the-knee amputation, one HC-130J pilot solidified her place in history as the sixth amputee and the first-female amputee to return to the cockpit July 22, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base Ga.

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Highway to the drop zone

Posted August 19, 2016 by Airman Nathan H. Barbour

High winds and dust whipped the uniforms of two Airmen as they attempted to rescue a woman trapped in the cab of her semitractor-trailer.

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