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  • 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 then commissioned 15 years ago.Waller successfully
  • 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. Participants entered up to two images for one of the categories. A panel judged the entries based on impact, creativity and technical excellence.
  • Air Force awards contract for new cyberspace test facility, munitions complex at Eglin

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading the construction of $107 million in state-of-the-art facilities at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.The facilities will help the Air Force develop next generation technologies and winning capabilities against security threats or technologically advanced adversaries. The
  • Air Force, Space Force select students for space test fundamentals course

    The Air Force Test Center’s Test Pilot School is one step closer to standing up the Space Test Fundamentals course.
  • 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 training areas and shutting down bombing ranges. In an effort to continue its mission, the Wildland Fire program reprioritized its goals for the year and enacted COVID-19 safety protocols for its firefighters to follow.
  • 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.
  • Military conducts first test of Advanced Battle Management System

    The Air Force, Navy and Army used new methods and technology Dec. 16-18 for collecting, analyzing and sharing information in real time to identify and defeat a simulated cruise missile threat.
  • Air Force, USFWS partner to protect natural, cultural resources

    Air Force natural and cultural resources are now safer, thanks to a new conservation law enforcement partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. AFCEC and USFWS formed a joint Conservation Law Enforcement Partnership, or CLEP, this fall, placing six CLEOs across five Air Force installations. These officers are responsible for preserving Air Force natural and cultural resources, as well as protecting those who participate in base recreation activities.
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