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(Courtesy photo) Team Edwards member wins DOD’s 2016 Spirit of Hope Award
Timothy Bryant, 412th Operations Support Squadron, Space Positioning Optical Radar Tracking operations chief, was one of five people honored by the Department of Defense as a recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Hope Award, which is given for exemplary service and support to the troops. Bryant was among five people from the U.S. Armed Forces and one
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2016
U.S. Marine F-35 aircrew performed an Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center and Joint Operational Test Team test on August 18 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen) Interorganizational synergy fuels successful test outcome
Synergy across organizations and across services was on full display during a recent deployment of three F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, 75 Marines and 21 JSF operational test team members from Edwards to Florida where they successfully completed five live-fire events using AIM-120 air-to-air missiles against modified QF-16 aerial targets.
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Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, the Air Force Materiel Command commander, speaks to an audience during the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 21, 2016. She spoke about the importance of cyber security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)

AFMC commander says cyber threats are real, need to get ahead of them
Cyber resiliency and hardening are more important now than ever and the Air Force Materiel Command commander made that point as she addressed a crowd at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 21.
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Rachel Harley from Birmingham, Ala., crosses the finish line to become the winner of the 20th U.S. Air Force Marathon women’s full marathon division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, with a time of 2:58:34. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) 20th Air Force Marathon a huge success
After a 30-minute weather delay, over 15,000 runners, walkers and spectators from all 50 states and many foreign countries gathered Sept. 17 to take part in the 20th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohioj.
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Seven F-22A Raptors sit outside the 411th Flight Test Squadron Aug. 10. Four operational jets from three different bases are at Edwards for testing to help improve the long-term combat capability of the F-22 Raptor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner) Raptors converge on F-22 CTF as it prepares to move
Just after the turn of the century, it wasn’t unusual to see seven F-22A Raptors parked around the 411th Flight Test Squadron compound during the fighter’s early developmental test and evaluation days. Today, the 411th and F-22 Combined Test Force has just four of the fifth-generation fighters left – including one in the hangar undergoing
0 9/14
2016
General Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, receives the General James V. Hartinger Award from Mrs. Mickie Hartinger at the National Defense Industrial Association, Rocky Mountain Ball here Sep. 9.  The Hartinger Award, named for the first commander of Air Force Space Command, is given annually by the Rocky Mountain NDIA chapter to recognize individuals for their outstanding achievement in the military space mission of the United States.  Previous Hartinger Award winners also attended the event, including retired General "Chuck" Horner, who directed the air campaign during Operation Desert Storm. AFMC commander receives NDIA top honor
Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, receives the Gen. James V. Hartinger Award from Mrs. Mickie Hartinger at the National Defense Industrial Association, Rocky Mountain Ball here Sept. 9, 2016.
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Rupert Steele of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation takes a photo during a tour of a petroglyph site in Box Elder County, Utah, Aug. 26, 2016. The tour was part of the 2016 Annual American Indian Meeting, an event which provides a face-to-face forum for tribal leaders and federal agencies to discuss tribal concerns on federally managed land. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw) Utah DOD agencies host annual meeting with American Indian tribes
Utah Department of Defense agencies hosted their annual face-to-face meeting Aug. 25-26 with American Indian tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by the DOD agencies.
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From left: Lt. Col. Chris Keithley, 416th Flight Test Squadron commander, thanks F-16 pilot trainee Ocho and Maj. Luke O’Sullivan, 152nd Fighter Squadron, Arizona Air National Guard, for visiting the 416th FLTS Aug. 25. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) 416th FLTS testers meet with Auto GCAS survivor
Test pilots and engineers from the 416th Flight Test Squadron had the chance to meet face-to-face with one of the squadron’s success stories Aug. 25.   The group met with an allied nation pilot trainee who returned home alive after he experienced a g-force-induced loss of consciousness. His F-16’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System
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Default Air Force Logo AF reaches first milestone in acquisition of new ICBM
The Air Force received approval Aug. 23 for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program to start the next phase of its acquisition effort.
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2016
Thanks to a joint effort between the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and Air Force Global Strike Command, updated training simulators for MK12A reentry vehicles (pictured here at a Lockheed Martin Company’s facility) will be delivered to AFGSC. From left:  Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Williams, command chief master sergeant, AFGSC; Gen. Robin Rand, commander, AFGSC; Col. Scott Jones, director, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Directorate, AFNWC; Mr. Mathew Joyce, vice president and general manager, Strategic Missile Defense, Space System Company, Lockheed Martin Company; and Mr. Mike LeSage, Reentry Vehicle Training Simulators technician, Air Force Strategic Programs, Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Company.  (Courtesy photo) AFNWC delivers updated reentry vehicle training simulators for maintainers
Air Force technicians maintaining nuclear reentry vehicle systems will soon have upgraded training simulators to help them succeed in their mission of strategic deterrence.Thanks to a joint effort between the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and Air Force Global Strike Command, technicians sustaining the Minuteman III weapon system, an
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2016
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