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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New test force focuses on autonomy, small unmanned aircraft systems, new technologies

    The 412th Test Wing has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.   The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force was officially activated in early July and its mission is to provide agile, innovative flight test capabilities for emerging technologies.   “We’ve had various commercial and innovation
  • Fighter aircraft shelter from Hurricane Matthew

    Florida F-15s and South Carolina F-35s come to Eglin Air Force Base to shelter from Hurricane Matthew.
  • AFMC promotes ‘RECESS’ physical activity challenge

    During the months of October through December, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its RECESS physical activity challenge.RECESS is a command-wide initiative which is conducted by Civilian Health Promotion Services, to help the AFMC workforce increase movement by promoting short bursts of physical activity throughout the day.According to a 2015
  • Interorganizational synergy fuels successful test outcome

    Synergy across organizations and across services was on full display during a recent deployment of three F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, 75 Marines and 21 JSF operational test team members from Edwards to Florida where they successfully completed five live-fire events using AIM-120 air-to-air missiles against modified QF-16 aerial targets.
  • Meeting of the minds: Innovation team hears energy-saving proposal

    The 412th Test Wing Innovation Team is always looking for a few good ideas, and it may have received one Sept. 23. Jack Frazier from the 412th Civil Engineering Group proposed that the base install solar-powered attic fans in buildings on base.   Frazier is a resource efficiency manager for the 412th CEG and pitched the idea as a way to save the
  • AEDC Instrumentation, Data and Controls team implements significant software changes

    Members of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Instrumentation, Data and Controls team have implemented software changes that will benefit aeropropulsion test cells at the complex by increasing the speed in which the Air Force and AEDC test customers receive dynamic data. Mike Pepple, an ID&C supervisor, credits the team of software
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