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News Briefs – August 26, 2016

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Report: Air Force doesn’t know enough about defunding A-10 An assessment by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that was released Aug. 24 found that plans to retire the A-10 attack jet are poorly informed and under-developed. The aircraft is a major component of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., which has about 80 of the…

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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

Posted August 26, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Former AFMC commander talks innovation, third offset

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Don Allen Retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin speaks about innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy Aug. 24, 2016, in the base theater. Innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy were the topics brought forth by retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin, who spoke to members of Team…

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Edwards STEM program helping to inspire Antelope Valley youth

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kerri Cortez

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., AFB Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is rising to the challenge of promoting opportunities available for those interested in or already pursuing an education in one of the STEM disciplines.   Though the Air Force has a nationwide STEM program, Edwards’ program focuses on reaching out within the…

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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula The Phantom Eye aircraft was towed in pieces to the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar Aug. 17, 2016. On June 1, 2012, Boeing’s Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly…

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412th TW civilian promoted to one-star general

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Solman Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing Installation Support director at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., renews his oath of commissioned officers during a ceremony at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley, Calif., Aug. 6, 2016. Smith was officially promoted to the rank of brigadier general…

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Northrop Grumman receives DOD’s Cogswell award for outstanding industrial security program

Posted August 24, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility received the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award by the Defense Security Service in an awards ceremony, Aug. 17.

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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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Antelope Valley veteran of World War II recalls D-Day jump

Posted August 22, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

Soon after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, to liberate a suffering humanity in Europe from the iron boot of Nazi tyranny, the parents of Private First Class John L. Humphrey received that notification that any service family dreads, that their young son was declared Missing in Action.

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New commander for Rocket Lab

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kenji Thulowei

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, and Col. Anne L. Clark, pose for a photo while holding the unit guidon as Clark becomes the new commander of Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate Detachment 7 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. A change of command…

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