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Marine Corps Maj. Douglas Rosenstock, 461st Flight Test Squadron, is inspected by contractor Dr. Angela Theys during a chemical/biological pilot ensemble test Jan. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad White) JSF pilot ensemble designed to keep out chemical, biological agents
After several tests during the past six months to contaminate and decontaminate an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with simulated chemical and biological agents, the 461st Flight Test Squadron has now moved forward to testing a suit ensemble designed to protect the pilot from those threats. “Over a decade of planning, flight equipment and
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Edwards First Term Airman's Center class 17A visited the 416th Flight Test Squadron Jan. 27 and had the opportunity to try on flight gear. The 412th Test Wing has incorporated the mission of ‘Test’ into its First Term Airmen Center program. Airmen receive a 5-hour immersion into various missions on Edwards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chris Higgins) Edwards First Term Airman’s Center expands into new realm
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The First Term Airman’s Center here is shifting its services to better serve Team Edwards. According to Master Sgt. Andre Brooks, FTAC had become not much more than in-processing for new Airmen.“Our goal is to move away from in-processing and more toward professional development,” Brooks said. While FTAC is being
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A B-52 from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, is backed into the Benefield Anechoic Facility Jan. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner) Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts B-52 for HERO testing
A B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, is undergoing Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility.   The test was requested by the B-52 Program Office at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to comply with a recent mandate from the Air Force Safety Office,
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force responds to hiring freeze
The Air Force is working with the Defense Department to provide additional guidance on the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23.
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Kim Baird, DLA Distribution Hill, Utah shelter maintenance supervisor, describes a new support structure used for maintaining missile launch facilities and control centers to customers Jan. 25, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) Partnership streamlines depot maintenance for ICBM wings
The 309th Missile Maintenance Group and Defense Logistics Agency recently worked together on an initiative to establish a “retail-like” support structure in order to stock, store and distribute parts and supplies to the Air Force’s three ICBM wings.
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Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, speaks to members of Team Robins during her commanders call at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar Jan. 18, 2017. During the commanders call, the general discussed the AFMC Strategic Plan, released in 2016, which established the following four goals: Increase AFMC's agility in order to best support the Air Force enterprise; Bolster trust and confidence of those AFMC serves; Drive cost-effectiveness into the capabilities the command provides; and, Recruit, develop and retain a diverse, high-performing and resilient team. In closing the general told the audience, "Thanks for what you do. It makes me proud to be a part of Air Force Materiel Command." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton) Pawlikowski gets strategic at Robins Commander’s Call
Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, provided Team Robins with an update on command strategies during a commander’s call at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar Jan. 20.
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F-35A Lightning IIs piloted by the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings prepare to depart Hill AFB, Utah, Jan. 20 for Nellis AFB, Nev., to participate in a Red Flag exercise. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise.This is the first deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Hill fighter wings first to bring F-35A to Red Flag
Pilots and maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings deployed the F-35A Lightning II to Nellis AFB, Nev., Jan. 20.This is the first deployment to Red Flag for the F-35A and the first large movement since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016.Red Flag is the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise.
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Rivers Foreman, 571st Commodities Maintenance Group aircraft painter, paints a C-130 aileron inside a recently installed state-of-the-art paint booth. Installation of three new paint booths at the facility has drastically decreased production time, work hazards, health hazards and environmental impact simultaneously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton) New paint booths improve safety, speed up work
Three newly installed paint booths at a 571st Commodities Maintenance Group paint/depaint facility have helped the organization to drastically reduce production times, work hazards, health hazards and environmental impact simultaneously.
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Robert Wallace (left), Lockheed Martin Flight Operations senior manager, presents David “Doc” Nelson a special flight suit patch for being the first to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jan. 6. (Courtesy photo by Tom Reynolds/Lockheed Martin) Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter
Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017. He achieved the milestone during a 4.5-hour flight in AF-03, one of the 461st Flight Test Squadron’s Joint Strike Fighters used for developmental test and evaluation. “It's an honor. At my age, to be
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Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, speaks to members of Team Robins during her commander's call at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar Jan. 18, 2017. During the commander's call, the general discussed the AFMC Strategic Plan, released in 2016, which established the following four goals: Increasing AFMC's agility in order to best support the Air Force enterprise; Bolstering trust and confidence of those AFMC serves; Driving cost-effectiveness into the capabilities the command provides; and, Recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse, high-performing and resilient team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton) Pawlikowski holds commander's call at Robins AFB
Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, speaks to members of Team Robins during her commander's call at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar Jan. 18, 2017.
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