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418th FLTS supports Missile Defense Agency test success

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., air-launched a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii July 11, 2017.

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New vice commander for Air Force Test Center

Col. Angela Suplisson is the new vice commander of the Air Force Test Center headquartered at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation challenge brings possible advancement in F-22 test capabilities

The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10.

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Edwards Fire Dept. wants you to ‘ready, set, go’

Courtesy photograph Smoke fills the sky from a fire in San Bernadino County, Calif., last August. The summer season is upon us and the usual hot weather and fire can make a nasty combination that can cause serious injury and potential loss of life and property. How often do we show concern for fire safety?…

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Higer becomes new commandant at USAF Test Pilot School

Col. Matthew Higer is the new commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., following a change of command ceremony held in Hangar 1207 July 14, 2017.


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Air Force

Career Intermission Program provides hiatus from AF active duty

Posted  September 9, 2016

A year ago, Capt. Katie Evans, a personnel officer, had two choices: leave active duty to pursue full-time parenthood and hope to return some day, or apply for the new Career Intermission Program which would allow her to leave the service for a few years with a guaranteed return to active duty. CIP provides active…

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Air Force

Updated EPME reenlistment, promotion eligibility policy takes effect in January

Posted  September 9, 2016

The Air Force’s updated reenlistment and promotion eligibility policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires Airmen to complete their enlisted professional military education distance learning course within 12 months of the date they are notified by Air Force Personnel Center or automatically be rendered ineligible to reenlist, extend or promote until the requirement…

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Combat capability increases for Marine F-35

Posted  September 7, 2016

Three F-35B aircraft and 75 U.S. Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 F-35B Detachment at Edwards Air Force Base , Calif., along with 21 test personnel from the JSF Operational Test Team at Edwards have deployed to Eglin Air Force Base, Calif.,  to complete operational test  missile shots.

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Technology

Air Force advances rocket technology

Posted  September 7, 2016

Tests first full-scale component of Hydrocarbon Boost Program The United States is one step closer to eliminating its reliance on Russian technology to launch its military satellites. The Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator, a U.S. Air Force technology effort focused on development of Oxygen Rich Staged Combustion rocket engine technology, has recently completed its first full-scale…

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Recent aircraft arresting system overhaul comes in handy

Posted  September 7, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph by Mike Jackson A Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team, or CEMIRT, overhauled mobile aircraft arresting system, MAAS, is pictured on the runway with the approaching F-35A Joint Strike Fighter preparing to capture the cable with its tail hook. The MAAS was installed by the 820th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations…

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