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  • Test workshop shifts focus to cybersecurity

    In an effort to inform Hanscom-area acquisition professionals about test efforts and capabilities, the 96th Cyberspace Test Group, Detachment 1 is hosting a virtual test workshop March 2.

  • Combat Air Force Fellowship teaches defense acquisitions

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Today, Lt. Col. Robert Waller, Jr. is Director of Operations for the 780th Test Squadron. This is a turn from how he began his Air Force career as an F-15E combat and test pilot.Waller studied Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and

  • Air Force photo contest winners highlight family theme

    The Air Force recently announced its 2020 photo contest winners. The winners – first, second and third place in five categories – were among more than 600 entries submitted for the annual contest. Entries for this year’s competition with a theme of “We Are Family” were submitted during July.

  • Test Airman receives Air Force level volunteer award

    A 96th Communications Squadron Airman received the 2020 American Legion Spirit of Service Award. This award honors one enlisted member from each branch of the armed forces for their exceptional leadership and volunteer service.

  • Wildland Fire pros battle fire season despite COVID-19

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Wildland Fire Branch hasn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop it from protecting Airmen and their families as well as wildlife during this year’s severe fire season. Along with the pandemic, some installations have had to cope with the threat of wildfires damaging

  • DAF awards contract for first lot of F-15EX fighter aircraft

    The contract, awarded to Boeing, provides for the design, development, integration, manufacturing, test, verification, certification, delivery, sustainment and modification of F-15EX aircraft, including spares, support equipment, training materials, technical data and technical support.

  • F-16 downs drone during cruise missile defense testing

    The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron shot down a subscale drone using an AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rocket Dec. 19, providing a proof of concept for using rockets queued from an F-16 Fighting Falcon targeting pod as viable munitions to perform cruise missile defense.