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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson hosts the annual Presidential Rank Awards ceremony and stands with this year's recipients in the Pentagon Auditorium, Arlington, Va., July 6, 2018. The honorees include D. Mark Peterson, Steven D. Wert, David Drake, Patricia Young, Randell Walden, C. Douglas Ebersole, Dr. Kenneth Barker and Andrew Cox. (US Air Force Photo by Andy Morataya) Senior Air Force civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards
Nine senior civilians were recognized during the annual Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, July 6, 2018.
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2018
Staff Sgt. Elena Konter, 96th Medical Operations Squadron, salutes during the flag-folding portion of the unit’s graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 1.  Approximately 12 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) 3 AFMC Airmen honored at DOD Media Awards
Nine Airmen competed at the highest level during the DOD Annual Media Award and three were given the nod in their respective categories.
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2018
The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted three test sorties March 6 using a quadcopter to inspect a C-17 Globemaster III. Maj. Dan Riley, ET CTF director, and Maj. William Niblack, ET CTF operations officer, piloted the small unmanned aerial system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Team Edwards members win top DOD maintenance award
Members of the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force and the 412th Maintenance Group won the Department of Defense 2017 Maintenance Innovation Challenge People's Choice Award for using small unmanned aircraft systems to conduct exterior maintenance inspections on large aircraft. Top DOD maintenance leaders handed out the
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2017
The 746th Test Squadron from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, provided an array of GPS jamming equipment and support for DT NAVFEST at Edwards Air Force Base. The jammers provided a degraded GPS environment for testing multiple aerial platforms throughout the week. Testing was done from 1 to 6 a.m. each day to minimize impact on the community and civilian air traffic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cole Johnson) DoD, academia test systems for GPS denial
Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as references, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.
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2017
A Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is loaded on the rotating platform at the Benefield Anechoic Facility for a series of avionics tests at Edwards Air Force Base May 5. The anechoic facility provides a controlled electromagnetic environment and is shielded against radio frequency interference. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) KC-46 Pegasus undergoes testing in Benefield Anechoic Facility
A KC-46A Pegasus has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time. The new aerial refueling tanker is undergoing tests to demonstrate that it meets Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements and Defense Department electromagnetic environmental effects requirements for systems. These tests include shielding
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2017
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