Air Force

March 26, 2018
 

U.S. Senate confirms Schaefer’s nomination to major general

Kenji Thuloweit
Edwards AFB, Calif.

Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

The United States Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, for promotion to the rank of major general.

The Senate released confirmations March 22 of dozens of general and flag officers nominated for promotion by the president.

Schaefer has served as commander of the 412th TW and Edwards Air Force Base since March 2015 where he leads a wing of 9,000 personnel in the developmental test and evaluation of virtually all aircraft and emerging technologies in the Air Force inventory. Additionally, Schaefer is the installation commander responsible for operating the base and supporting more than 12,000 active duty, reserve, civil service and defense contractors at Edwards — the second largest base in the U.S. Air Force.

The general was commissioned in 1990 as a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He has served in a variety of flying and staff assignments to include command at the squadron, group and wing levels. Schaefer is a U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduate and a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours in over 30 aircraft types. He has flown combat missions in support of operations Deny Flight and Allied Force. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for F-35 Integration.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Air Force photograph by Kate Blais

Wanted: Volunteer income tax preparers

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais The Edwards AFB Tax Center at the Desert Mall will open next year to assist junior active duty members with filing their taxes. The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Tax Center is looking for vo...
 
 

Innovative Team of quarter explores pilot workload

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Innovative Team of the Quarter — the 412th Operations Group’s Objective Measures of Pilot Workload Team –, is changing the way we test and evaluate the pilot workload experienced during flight operations.  The pilot workload team brought their idea to the XCITE Team for funding and with help from the...
 
 

Medical group promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month with scavenger hunt

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the third Thursday of November is also when the American Cancer Society promotes their annual Great American Smokeout — the one day a year where smokers across the nation can make a plan to quit … a step toward cancer risk reduction and a healthier lifestyle. This year’s...