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  • Aug. 16 marks 50th anniversary of first Minuteman III launch

    Fifty years ago, 1968 was a tumultuous year, from North Vietnam’s surprise “Tet Offensive” to Dr. King’s assassination, from race riots in major U.S. cities, to the first humans orbiting the moon. And in August of that year, three major powers conducted nuclear-related tests.
  • Wing exercise focuses on full spectrum readiness

    The Air Force wants Airmen to be war-ready. That’s why from Aug. 7-9, approximately 80 Airmen prepared to go to war in Test Wing Readiness Exercise 18-03. While many Edwards Airmen are not strangers to deploying, this exercise focused on full spectrum combat readiness, according to exercise planners, which is a theme in the 2018 National Defense
  • Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract

    Today the Air Force has awarded a contract not to exceed $480,000,000 to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to begin designing a second hypersonic weapon prototype.
  • AFAS to award more than $6 million in annual grants, scholarships

    The Air Force Aid Society will award more than $6 million in Gen. Henry Hap Arnold education grants and AFAS merit scholarships to the dependents of active duty and retired Airmen.
  • Lt. Gen. Kirkland takes command of AFSC

    Before a crowd of approximately 350 guests and several dignitaries described as a “Logistics Hall of Fame,” Lt. Gen. Donald E. “Gene” Kirkland became commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center Aug. 7 in Bldg. 3001 at Tinker Air Force Base. “I am sitting on hallowed ground when we talk about sustainment in our Air Force,” said General Ellen
  • Galaxy wraps upgrades to become C-5M Super Galaxy

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The first flight of the Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy Transport aircraft took place on June 30, 1968, with an audience including President Lyndon Johnson. It’s now 50 years later, and the Super Galaxy is still going strong.Today, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin have finished upgrades in Marietta, Georgia, to the final
  • Innovative calibration mitigation effort achieves cost avoidance for AEDC

    Members of the Enterprise Data System team at Arnold Air Force Base implemented a proactive maintenance action to prevent a calibration interval dropping to under six months for digital temperature scanners (DTS), thus preventing an estimated cost of $96,000 in additional man hours for AEDC.According to Randy Prince, an instrumentation, data and
  • DOD exempts wounded warriors from ‘deploy or get out’ policy

    Service members wounded in combat will be exempt from the Defense Department’s new policy to be deployable in 12 months or face separation from the military, according to a recent Pentagon announcement. The policy update came after criticism that DOD would be removing personnel who were only in non-deployable status because of their combat
  • 412th OG assessing Alpha Jet for chase support

    When a test aircraft takes to the sky, it is often accompanied by a chase airplane. The chase plane can provide safety support by giving visual feedback, serve as a flying target, and document the test sortie through photography and video taken by an additional crewmember. Testing new systems on almost every aircraft type in the Air Force
  • Air Force Test Center welcomes new commanding general

    The world’s premier flight test organization is in the hands of a new leader. Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano assumed command of the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony held Aug. 3 in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base. Azzano takes the reins from Maj. Gen. David Harris who has commanded the AFTC for the past three years.Gen. Ellen M.
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