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March 30, 2012

SECAF visits Edwards

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Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley is greeted by (from left) Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander; Col. R.J. Smith, 412th Test Wing vice commander; Col. Amy V. Arwood, 95th Air Base Wing vice commander and Chief Master Sgt. Bill Thomaston, 95th ABW command chief. The SECAF arrived at Edwards March 26 for a three-day visit to observe flight testing of key airframes and systems such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor and meet with Airmen. During his visit, Donley conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the civil engineers for a Solar Farm energy conservation initiative, visited Airmen with the 95th Security Forces Squadron and Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, and met with students attending Airman Leadership School. Donley concluded his visit with a breakfast with Edwards AFB Airmen at the Joshua Inn Dining Facility and an all-hands call in the Base Theater March 28.




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