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  • Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency

    In a ceremony Friday at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, the Air Force Medical Service stood up a new field operating agency, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, incoming AFMRA commander, spoke at the ceremony, heralding a new era in Air Force Medicine.
  • Air Traffic Controller receives Grit Award

    A Team Edwards member was recently given the Grit Award in recognition of the challenges he faced to make his innovative idea into a reality. Senior Airman Oscar Cantu, an Air Traffic Controller with the 412th Operations Support Squadron, innovation idea was a head-mounted display for air traffic controllers. The technology helps air traffic controllers a tool through the use of augmented reality.
  • DoD Test and Evaluation Director offers insight into future of testing

    The Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association held their quarterly luncheon at Club Muroc on Edwards Air Force Base, California, June 26. The event’s keynote speaker was the Honorable Robert Behler, Director Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Behler spoke about his experiences in the Test and Evaluation field and also its importance in the Defense Acquisition process.
  • Investment in 3D printing helps Team Edwards’ fleet aloft

    The 412th Maintenance Squadron is leveraging 3D printing technology to help keep Edwards’ aircraft flying, no matter their age.
  • Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care

    In an effort to return more Airmen to duty quicker, the Air Force is rolling out a new medical model to restore the overall readiness of our military. Under the new Air Force Medical Reform model, dedicated provider care teams will be aligned to an Operational Medical Readiness Squadron primarily focused on proactively treating active duty Airmen and improving their availability to support the warfighting mission. Care for non-active duty patients, primarily the families of service members and military retirees, will be handled by separate provider teams aligned to a Health Care Operations Squadron.
  • AF Academy teams up with Test Pilot School in new candidacy program

    New partnership unveiled between Air Force Academy and Test Pilot School
  • (VIDEO) B-52 continues “mothership” role during hypersonic test

    In a scene reminiscent of the old days of a B-52 mothership carrying an X-15 underneath a wing, the 419th Flight Test Squadron successfully conducted the first flight test of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, at Edwards Air Force Base, California, June 12.
  • What it means to me to be back in the Air Force – The grass is not always greener

    At 38 years old I know I am one of oldest, or as I like to refer to it, “most senior” active duty lieutenants around.   Considering the journey I’ve taken just to get right where I am now, I would say I feel the deepest privilege just to do what I do each day here in the Air Force.
  • Green Propellant Infusion Mission to test AFRL-developed green propellant

    NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, along with co-investigators, including the Air Force Research Laboratory, Ball Aerospace, SpaceX, the Space and Missile Systems Center, and Aerojet, are scheduled to launch Ball’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) spacecraft, enabling the first ever on-orbit demonstration of the AFRL developed ASCENT (Advanced Spacecraft Energetic Non-toxic Propellant) green propellant on orbit.
  • Views from the fishbowl: getting to know the new AFMC commander

    The first thing that Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. placed on his desk when he arrived at the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters was not a nameplate, laptop or a to-do list for his first few days in office. Rather, it was a clear glass fishbowl containing a single orange goldfish with wide eyes staring out into the space. “It’s my reminder that as the commander, I live in a ‘fishbowl,’ and everyone is watching everything that I am doing each and every minute of the day,” said Bunch. “It’s a personal tease to remind me that I need to be on my ‘A’ game all of the time, because I am always the commander.”
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