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Autonomous vehicles coming to PIRA

Self-driving vehicles may not be commonplace on city streets yet, but they are headed to the Precision Impact Range Area on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Eddie’s Quest to the Benefield Anechoic Facility

As a new group commander to the 412th Test Wing, I was recently amazed by the incredible engineering talent resident within the 412th Electronic Warfare Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

“Innovation.” The word rolls off virtually every senior leader’s tongue. Your supervisors may have asked, “How are you innovating? How are we spending Air Force innovation funds? Has our organization connected with AFWERX? What are your teams doing to innovate?”

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Mentorship propels AFTC vice commander’s career

Have fun, try something new, and give back and mentor are three parts that make up Col. Angela Suplisson’s life mantra. “I try to have fun in everything I do — whether at work or at home. A little bit of fun and camaraderie at work makes the team more productive."

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Aerial refueling probe light evaluations flown with KC-135: Effort to clear F-35 night refueling envelope

The F-35 program recently completed testing on an improved lighting assembly with the KC-135 that will enable the Navy and Marine Corps F-35 variants to refuel behind the tanker at night. Flight testing of the redesigned light, which attaches to a refueling probe, was led by Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., and supported by Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Salutes & Awards

2018 4th quarter award winners

Posted  February 8, 2019

Air Force photograph by Joe Jones Brig. Gen. E. John Teicert, 412th Test Wing commander (left), poses for a photo with the 412th Medical Group’s Family Health Flight and Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, 412th TW command chief (right), at the 2018 412th TW 4th Quarter Awards Ceremony held in the base theater Jan. 31,…

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412th Test Wing announces annual award winners

Posted  February 8, 2019

Air Force photograph Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert (left), the 412th Test Wing commander, and Command Chief Master Sergeant Roosevelt Jones, pose for a picture with the 2018 annual award winners during an awards banquet at Hangar 1600 on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 1. The 412th Test Wing hosted an awards banquet Feb….

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Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

Posted  February 6, 2019

The Air Force announced Feb. 4 it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle. The memo, signed Jan. 31, 2019, removes the phase one requirement for senior noncommissioned officers to test for promotion, allowing…

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Air Force Test Center command team outlines vision

Posted  February 1, 2019

As the lead agency in the realm of test and evaluation, the Air Force Test Center is tasked with testing tomorrow’s aerospace systems while keeping an eye on an ever-changing technological horizon.

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418th FLTS completes ‘banner’ year, now begins KC-46A Phase III testing

Posted  February 1, 2019

Boeing photograph by John D. Parker A new KC-46A Pegasus connects with an F-15 Strike Eagle for an aerial refueling test over California in 2018. The 418th Flight Test Squadron and Global Reach Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., had a busy and successful 2018. The squadron oversaw “revolutionary” flight control upgrades…

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