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AEDC instrumentation engineer Dan Pruyn works on the Tiltrotor Test Rig in preparation for a test in the 40-foot by-80-foot wind tunnel at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex, the AEDC wind tunnel testing site located in California. The test of the TTR is a project sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. TTR is a horizontal axis rig and rotates on the test section turntable to face the rotor into the wind at high speed, or fly edge-wise at low speed (100 knots), or at any angle in between. It is designed to accommodate a variety of rotors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jeffrey Johnson) Engineer preps item for testing at AEDC National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex

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Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Oscar Martinez works on a turbomolecular pump in the Space Vehicles Directorate’s Plasma Lab. Martinez recently took part in a unique 10-day event called AFRL 2016 TECH Warrior. The purpose of the course is to give AFRL scientists and engineers an immersive experience in a full operational field exercise. AFRL scientist completes TECH Warrior course
Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Oscar Martinez became a scientist because he had always been fascinated with figuring out how things work.“Eventually it dawned on me that I didn’t have to limit my curiosities to museums, media or just tinkering around, but that I could actually do this sort of stuff for a living — mind blowing!” he
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Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons (left), 412th Test Wing command chief, talks with Staff Sgt. Noah Clifton, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, at the Desert Mall Oct. 21. The chief led a team of chief master sergeants during the Chief Speed Review. Fifty Airmen rotated through five chiefs for five minutes each to receive career guidance and discuss future opportunities within the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Perry) Fifty Edwards Airmen get speedy face-to-face mentoring from top
The Edwards Middle Tier Association hosted a Chief Speed Review at the Desert Mall Oct. 17. Fifty Airmen sat down for five minutes each with five different chief master sergeants to discuss future opportunities in their Air Force careers and receive professional guidance.  “The purpose was to give enlisted members at Edwards access to a diverse
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Retired Col. Charles E. McGee, an original Tuskegee Airman, speaks with Senior Airman Alfredo Maldonado, right, and Airman 1st Class Quinton Coke, both personnelist with the 66th Force Support Squadron, during a visit to Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Oct. 27. McGee met with Airmen prior to speaking at an event in Boston co-hosted by the New England Tuskegee Airmen Chapter and the local chapter bearing his name. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)   Hanscom meets with original Tuskegee Airman
Retired Col. Charles E. McGee, an original Tuskegee Airman, held an impromptu meeting Thursday with Airmen here prior to speaking at an event in Boston hosted by the New England Tuskegee Airmen Chapter and the local chapter bearing his name.
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Default Air Force Logo AFIMSC declares FOC
The unit that consolidated more than 150 Air Force-wide installation and mission support capabilities a year ago has achieved full operating capability.
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Default Air Force Logo Hanscom hosts RATPAC VI, encourages innovation, challenges to status quo
A network of acquisition professionals from across the Air Force gathered here Oct. 17 to 21 to collaborate on transforming the AF acquisition culture.
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From left to right: Master Sgt. Aaron Ray, Senior Master Sgt. Scott Scurlock, and Tech. Sgt. Colin Wernecke of the 370th Flight Test Squadron pose for a photo in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker test aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Edwards boom operators set sight on future KC-46 testing
Earlier this year in Everett, Washington, workers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, and Boeing teamed to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, which resulted in the Department of Defense authorizing initial production in August.   Going forward in the test program, the KC-46 will complete a
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Master Sgt. Daniel Magas (top right) stands for a photo with the rest of his platoon at the U.S. Marine Corps Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Advanced Course Sept. 28 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (USMC Courtesy photo) Edwards NCO ‘joins’ Marines for senior NCO training
When it came time for Master Sgt. Daniel Magas to attend the next step in his professional military education – the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy – he decided to take a different route.   Magas, the commandant of Edwards AFB’s Airman Leadership School, decided to attend the U.S. Marine Corps Advanced Course in lieu of the Air
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ROME, N.Y. - NORAD air defense operators conduct their daily air sovereignty mission at the Eastern Air Defense Sector last summer. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Hanscom recently fielded Increment 3, Release 3.2 of the Battle Control System-Fixed that is used by NORAD to provide comprehensive air surveillance, identification, security and sovereignty in support of North American homeland defense. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Call, New York Air National Guard) Hanscom looks to leverage industry to improve air picture
A program office here is working to improve and upgrade a system that provides comprehensive air surveillance and defense with a recent request for information and industry days.
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Default Air Force Logo Reservists’ civilian experience proves vital to new aircraft programs
When it comes to accomplishing the mission, it’s not uncommon for the civilian work experience of Citizen Airmen to play as vital of a role as their military experience. This is certainly the case for Lt. Col. Robert Latka and other reservists supporting the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
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