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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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Around the Air Force: May 19

Posted  May 23, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the F-35 Lightning II pilot minimum weight restriction has been lifted and May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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First term airmen courses receive curriculum overhaul

Posted  May 19, 2017

The Air Force has rolled out a new First Term Airmen Course dedicated to developing Airmen as next-generation leaders. 

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Edwards bids farewell to respected Air Force Tech. Sergeant

Posted  May 19, 2017

It takes a confident man to climb into a pointy hat with bells on it and paste on pointy ears ... and pull on pointy shoes and candy cane striped stockings.

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Senior leaders discuss US space posture

Posted  May 19, 2017

On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs. 

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QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing

Posted  May 19, 2017

Air Force photogpraph by Chris Higgins Three QF-16s from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., sit on the Edwards AFB flightline April 28. The full-scale aerial targets were requested by the Joint Operational Test Team to assist with test design development for upcoming operational testing of the F-35 Joint Strike…

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