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AFFTC to be re-designated as Air Force Test Center

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The Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will be re-designated as the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony July 13. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, will preside over the ceremony. During the ceremony, the 95th Air Base Wing will transition to the 412th Test…

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Commander qualifies in the F-22, confident in Raptor

Posted July 5, 2012 by by Justin Oakes

Air Combat Command's senior airman completed F-22 Raptor pilot qualification recently, reinforcing his personal stake in the Air Force's efforts to identify the root cause of unexplained physiological incidents...

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Army to deliver new network technologies

Posted July 5, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

Army leaders said plans are underway to deliver eight brigade combat teams of integrated, capability-enhancing networking technologies beginning in October. The new brigade combat team, or BCT...

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AGE turns ground power into air power

Posted July 3, 2012 by by TSgt. Amanda Savannah

When a call comes in to the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, requesting a piece of equipment for an aircraft, the flight responds and delivers it.

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Panetta welcomes opening of Pakistan supply lines

Posted July 3, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta July 3 welcomed Pakistan’s decision to open ground lines of communication on the border with Afghanistan that have been closed since November. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the decision after a telephone call this morning with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. “As I have made clear,” Panetta…

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Engine test facility helps to silence the roar

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Though the noise of fighter jets is sometimes called "the sound of freedom," not everyone wants to hear it. The 18th Component Maintenance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, limits the noise...

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Navy releases investigation results of F/A-18D crash

Posted July 3, 2012 by by PO2 Ernest R. Scott

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic released the results today of its Judge Advocate General Manual investigation in to the crash of an F/A-18D into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Va., April 6.

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Review: Changes needed in Guard, Reserve pay

Posted July 3, 2012 by by Lolita C. Baldor

America’s citizen soldiers, who train in their hometowns for a weekend a month and two weeks a year, receive more money for one day of training at home than their fellow National Guard and Reserve members earn for a day serving in the war zone. Pentagon officials defended the pay discrepancy as incentive for National…

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A-10 first aircraft to use alcohol-based fuel

Posted July 2, 2012 by by Minty Knighton

On June 28, the 40th Flight Test Squadron made history at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., flying the first aircraft to use a new fuel blend derived from alcohol.

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First external weapons test flight for the F-35C

Posted July 2, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph

The carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flew for the first time with external weapons June 27. Navy test pilot Lt. Christopher Tabert flew CF-1 with inert AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles on port and starboard pylons to measure…

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