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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., gets a visit from an old friend.

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First term airmen courses receive curriculum overhaul

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

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

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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Civ-Mil releases 25th anniversary book with KaBoom

With as much action in The Hanger as there was on the field, aerospace companies throughout the Antelope Valley enjoyed a cool and breezy Aerospace Appreciation Night with the Lancaster JetHawks as they beat Stockton 7-2, May 12 in Lancaster.


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It’s getting hot in here, time for fire extinguisher training

Posted  May 5, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Mike Sears, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, takes lead as the first person to douse a fire during a mass fire extinguisher training event for the squadron. The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a mass fire extinguisher training event May 3, 2017. About…

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Raptors take out aerial targets in missile tests

Posted  May 3, 2017

Air Force photograph A team from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron supported F-22 operational tests of air-to-air missiles against an aerial target April 18, 2017 at the Utah Test and Training Range outside Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Raptors, assigned to the 412th Wing at Edwards AFB, Calif., launched inert AIM-9 and AIM-120 missiles…

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Around the Air Force: May 2

Posted  May 3, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force Research Lab helps reduce the C-5M Super Galaxy’s energy footprint, the Alpha Warrior fitness program is on tour and the first three enlisted RPA Airmen complete their training.

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Female Airmen gain time to make separation decision when pregnant

Posted  May 1, 2017

Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring…

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Around the Air Force: May 1

Posted  May 1, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, two F-35As deploy to Estonia for the first time, Global Strike Command Airmen test launch a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, and the 500,000th person has graduated from the Community College of the Air Force.

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