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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

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.

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Students study Earth from NASA flying lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth science research.

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

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, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos.

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OG Immersion program brings flight test within sight

The 412th Operations Group is creating the "OG Immersion" program to directly involve organizations on base with the main flight mission.

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations.


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160-plus Edwards Airmen earn their degrees

Posted  May 15, 2015

Team Edwards held its annual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony May 13 at Club Muroc. CCAF is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force. The college partners with more than 106 affiliated Air Force schools, 82 Education Service Offices located worldwide and more than 1,500…

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AFMC’s Wingman Intervention program going strong

Posted  May 15, 2015

More than a year after it was introduced, Air Force Materiel Command’s Wingman Intervention program is still going strong. “During the spring 2013 Wingman Day, AFMC made a concerted effort to provide its Airmen with the skills and confidence they need to safely intervene when they see fellow Airmen entering into potentially harmful situations, both…

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Flight tests conclude for shape changing aircraft flap

Posted  May 15, 2015

Courtesy photograph The modified Gulfstream III flight research aircraft with an adaptive compliant wing trailing edge is shown with 25 degrees of trailing edge deflection. A team of researchers from Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and FlexSys, Inc., accomplished a long sought goal in aviation research April 22 with the last flight of the Adaptive…

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Branch student ‘strong’ despite brittle bones

Posted  May 15, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Mya, 10, enjoys spending time on the playground at Branch Elementary School with her best friend, Saige Kelley. Saige wore a yellow shirt and ribbon to school that day to help Mya raise awareness for her condition, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as ìbrittle boneî disease. Branch Elementary Student Mya,…

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Break-ins, vandalism continue at Desert High

Posted  May 15, 2015

For the fourth week in a row Desert High School was the target of a break-in, this time causing major damage to the school’s maintenance facility. Vandals took tools within the building and used them to bash walls, bathroom facilities, computers, fluorescent lights, appliances, computers†and a school vehicle’s back window. In the previous weeks, items…

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Base gym hosts star-studded volleyball tourney

Posted  May 15, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Rosburg Fitness Center was the site of this yearís 3-on-3 All Star Intramural Volleyball tournament where approximately 10 teams battled for bragging rights and a first-place trophy May 7. The tournament was single-elimination and after a constant back and forth game, the combined 412th Test Engineering Group and…

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What’s your social thumbprint?

Posted  May 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lockup and secure their online personal information and do regular checkups of their social thumbprint. RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany–We’ve all done it; in a vain…

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Community networking spotlight: Dr. Leslie Uhazy

Posted  May 15, 2015

Dr. Leslie Uhazy, Antelope Valley College dean of Mathematics and Sciences, was selected for the Air Force Material Command Community Liaison Program in the fall of 2004. He attended his first CLP meeting in San Antonio, Texas, at Brooks City-Base with then AFMC commander Gen. Gregory Martin. “I joined the Community Liaison Program because of…

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Time to register for this year’s AFTC Small Business Seminar

Posted  May 15, 2015

The Air Force Test Center is hosting its 2015 Small Business Seminar June 10 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free one-day event will be held in the Conference Center (Airman and Family Readiness Center) in Bldg. 5620. “Briefings and Matchmaking” is this year’s theme. The day will feature an AFTC mission briefing, projected…

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AFOQT scores updated as AF implements new test, form*

Posted  May 15, 2015

Airmen who took Form S of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test may see their test scores updated May 22 when the Air Force converts scores to the new Form T metric, officials said May 12. According to Dr. Lisa Hughes, Chief of Air Force Personnel Assessment, all Form S scores in the official database…

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