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Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Measurement lab passes evaluation with precision
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Edwards Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory passed a recent evaluation that ensures the lab performs measurements that are safe, accurate, reliable and traceable. Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, and Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, visited the PMEL to
0 8/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFIT prepares nuclear enterprise to deal with any scenario
With talk of nuclear weapons returning to Americans’ everyday conversations, it might be excusable for the average person to think that the technology somehow had left the mainstream; this couldn’t be further from the truth.
0 8/20
2017
Edwards Airman recognized for peaceful end to potentially deadly situation Airman recognized for peaceful end to potentially deadly situation
After 16 years as a U.S. Air Force Security Forces member, Master Sgt. Maurice Lucas II had never needed to pull his duty weapon out of his holster while serving at his home base. That commendable streak ended Oct. 8, 2016. Then-Tech. Sgt. Lucas was working as flight chief in charge of the 412th Security Forces Squadron’s patrols when he got a
0 8/09
2017
Gen. Schreiver Commentary: A Breed Apart
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- I am constantly amazed at the great leaders of our nation who at pivotal times changed the direction of America because of their vision, creativity, and fortitude. Many of us may not be aware of one such leader, Gen. Bernard A. Schriever.Schriever was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1910. He and his family came
0 8/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo Command's civilian, military Airmen serve as wingmen, lend support
Civilian, as well as military Airmen, serve as Wingmen in their military communities. Opportunities continue to arise for them to act as force multipliers to intervene and support one another.
0 7/31
2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
0 7/28
2017
A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 419th Flight Test Squadron with eight PDU-5/B leaflet bombs underneath the left wing. The PDU-5/B is a repurposed Cluster Bomb Unit used to release leaflets (paper cut into a specific size). Leaflets are generally dropped during U.S. military psychological operations overseas. When released from the aircraft, a fuse is set to a certain time to tell the bomb to detonate and release the leaflets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) B-52 testers complete leaflet bomb drops
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An important part of U.S. military operations overseas is communicating with the local population. This can be done in a number of ways including something as simple as distributing leaflets.   In psychological operations, leaflets with messages are often dropped from aircraft in order to reach a wide area.  
0 7/25
2017
Air Force Test Center Commander Maj. Gen. David A. Harris, left, presents the Arnold Engineering Development Complex flag to the newly-designated commander, Col. Scott A. Cain, during a change of command ceremony July 14 inside the AEDC Large Rocket Motor Test Facility, J-6, located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Cain takes command of AEDC
Col. Scott A. Cain assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 30th commander during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2017.The ceremony was attended by the commander’s guests, local dignitaries and AEDC personnel inside the AEDC Large Rocket Motor Test Facility, J-6, located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.Cain
0 7/14
2017
Staff Sgt. Alexander Deguzman, 412th Security Forces Squadron installation security technician, shows Bobby Truong, 412th Communications Squadron, the monitors and controls of the Raptor surveillance system that was demonstrated to base leadership July 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Security forces look to technology, innovation for future base security
Defenders of the 412th Security Forces Squadron and 412th Test Wing leadership got an up close look at a system July 10 that could possibly help with base security in the future. A private company set up its Raptor surveillance system at a remote building near the edge of Rogers Dry Lakebed. The ground-based radar system has the capability to
0 7/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo Commanders to have more say in developmental education opportunities
Air Force officials recently announced changes to the nomination process for officer developmental education beginning with the results of the March 2017 Line of Air Force Major Board. The March 2017 LAF Major’s Board results will be released publicly July 18, 2017, and will not include in-residence, developmental education selection or “select” status.
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2017
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