Salutes & Awards

June 7, 2013

Traynor steps up to command F-22 squadron

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay

Col. Christopher Azzano, 412th Operations Group commander (left), and Lt. Col. Devin Traynor, pose for a photo after Traynor assumed command of the 411th Flight Test Squadron in a change of command ceremony May 23 in Bldg. 1870. Traynor previously served as the director of operations for the 411th Flight Test Squadron.† He assumed command of the squadron from Lt. Col. Daron Drown who is headed to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair, Washingtonk, D.C. The 411th FLTS oversees test and evaluation at Edwards AFB†for the†F-22 Raptor fifth-generation fighter.




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Air Force photograph by Jonathan Case

F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

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AAFES earns 2015 Diversity Leader Award

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Air Force photograph by Christian Turner

January promotions

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Col. Rodney Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief (far right), officiated the monthly enlisted promotion c...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Desert High student nominated for Air Force Academy

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Edwards First Sergeants council wraps up Christmas programs

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W.A.S.P., 90 years well-lived

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