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Wing exercise focuses on full spectrum readiness

The U.S. Air Force wants Airmen to be war-ready. That’s why from Aug. 7-9, approximately 80 Airmen at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., prepared to go to war in Test Wing Readiness Exercise 18-03.

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Student-developed aircraft system provides key data

Abbigail Waddell leaned over bundles of wires and circuit boards to see if a system she had helped develop with other interns for two summers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California was ready for testing.

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Air Force Test Center welcomes new commanding general

The world’s premier flight test organization is in the hands of a new leader. Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano assumed command of the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony held Aug. 3 in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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412th OG chasing options for test support with Alpha Jet

When a test aircraft takes to the sky, on many occasions it is accompanied by a chase airplane. The chase plane can provide safety support by giving visual feedback, serve as a flying target, and document the test sortie through photography and video taken by an additional crewmember.

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Air Force announces retirement of Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

Air Force officials announced July 26 that Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, will retire in September.


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Health & Safety

One hour, one pint, can save three lives

Posted  June 23, 2017

Just a few weeks back, 16 of our fellow Air Force Test Center Airman at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., collectively gathered and saved the lives of people they did not know. They didn’t have capes, costumes or theme songs. They had no adoration of fans and no applause for their kind deeds. Yet, one…

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Salutes & Awards

Edwards test pilot, TPS grad, selected as Air Force Fellows at Argonne National Laboratory

Posted  June 21, 2017

Science, technology and national security come together in a personal and powerful way through the U.S. Air Force Fellows program at Argonne National Laboratory, which on July 10 will become a second home to Lt. Col. Chris Snyder and Maj. Sean Richardson.

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Raptor testers recognized for contributions to national defense

Posted  June 19, 2017

The U.S. Air Force announced June 14, 2017, that the 412th Test Wing’s F-22 Modernization Flight Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., won the 2017 Air Force Association Citation of Honor Award for their outstanding contributions to national defense.

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New commander for Joint Strike Fighter squadron

Posted  June 19, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton assumed command of the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during a change of command ceremony June 9, 2017, in Hangar 1830. Hamilton previously served as director of operations for the squadron. The 461st FLTS oversees developmental testing of all variants…

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Air Force realigns Grand Forks AFB under ACC

Posted  June 16, 2017

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command commanders have agreed to the realignment of the 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., to ACC effective June 13, 2017. The move will align Grand Forks AFB, which hosts active duty RQ-4 Global Hawk operations, under the major command that…

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