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Edwards, JBLM combine efforts for KC-46 first flight, future test support

Posted October 2, 2015 by Jet Fabara 412th

On Sept. 25, 2015, the U.S. Air Force, Boeing and aviation enthusiasts witnessed an important milestone with the first flight of the KC-46 Pegasus tanker from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., to Boeing Field in Seattle.

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KC-46 Tanker aircraft completes first flight for military application

Posted October 2, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara A KC-46 tanker took to the skies for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., Sept. 25, 2015. EVERETT, Wash.–The U. S. Air Force and Boeing celebrated an important milestone Sept. 25 when the military version of the KC-46 Tanker Program took to the skies for its…

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F-35 receives first fuel from RAAF tanker

Posted October 2, 2015 by

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter completed its first aerial refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force tanker here Sept. 25.

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Money, manpower and minutes

Posted September 11, 2015 by Commentary by Capt. David Liapis

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.  — I’m about to make a big statement, so pay attention. I believe anything physically possible can be accomplished with the right amount of money, manpower and minutes. That’s right. Anything. Just look at some of the amazing architecture and technology devised by the Romans, Egyptians and others throughout history. Look…

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AFRL engineer named luminary honoree by Hispanic engineer org

Posted September 11, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — The 2015 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation is recognizing a member of Team Edwards. 1st Lt. Arcenio Muniz, Air Force Research Laboratory, will be named one of the luminary honorees at the upcoming 27th Annual HENAAC Career Conference happening Oct. 14-18 in Pasadena, California. This year’s theme is “Ignite,…

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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Posted August 28, 2015 by By Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24. The first topic of discussion was about Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone’s heroic actions aboard a train in…

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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone

Posted August 21, 2015 by by Jet Fabara

The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test and equip the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps with their latest fifth-generation fighter. This is evidenced by achieving a historical milestone involving a new monthly flying record. During the…

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Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

Posted July 31, 2015 by by Capt. Alexis McGee

The sheer thought of disappointing his team — his wingmen, his brothers and sisters in arms — is the thought that keeps him up at night, striving to forge a better U.S. Air Force. Driven by his determination to be the best wingman he can be, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

Posted June 26, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time. “The mission of the test…

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Posted June 19, 2015 by By Staff Sgt. Derek VanHorn

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn’t know how it got there,…

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