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Local Airman takes first in Air Force Marathon

“The brutal honesty of the sport intrigues me. You have to work hard or you’re not going to get better.” These were the words of the winner of the Air Force Marathon held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2017.

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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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Quick learning, ‘deployed mentality’ lead to LRASM’s successful launch

No test at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., can be considered simple, but when you add in numerous organizations with their own language and procedures, along with a test aircraft with engine problems, then that makes accomplishing the mission all that more challenging.

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.


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Salutes & Awards

TPS Class 16A Test Eagles ready to soar to new heights

Posted  December 12, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner United States Air Force Test Pilot School Class 16A poses in front of the NF-104 display in front of the school house. USAF TPS Class 16A graduated Dec. 9 sending 20 new aviators into the flight test world. Twenty new test pilots, flight test engineers and combat systems officers…

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Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links

Posted  December 9, 2016

All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately.

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Health & Safety

Law Enforcement shares tips on social media security

Posted  December 9, 2016

Representatives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to share their knowledge about social media with Team Edwards members.

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Air Force selects 58 for test pilot school

Posted  December 7, 2016

Air Force officials have selected 58 primary and alternate students for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Test Pilot schools, with classes beginning in June 2017. The 2016 USAF Test Pilot School selection board met in July and considered 174 officer and civilian candidates for test pilot, flight test engineer, combat systems officer and…

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Civilian tuition assistance increases to $1M, expands eligibility

Posted  December 5, 2016

The Air Force has received an additional $400,000, for a total of $1 million, for its 2017 civilian tuition assistance program, and all permanent, full-time appropriated fund employees, including those in wage-grade positions, are now eligible to participate. Employees are required to have a current acceptable performance appraisal on file and are eligible whether or…

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