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  • Congresswoman Hill gets inside look at Plant 42

    Members of U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, and the 412th Test Wing hosted Congresswoman Katie Hill for an informational tour Feb. 21.The newly elected Hill was accompanied by members of her staff and representatives of Palmdale. Before being driven around the sprawling facility, the congresswoman was given an overview of U.S.A.F.
  • 412th Test Wing commander addresses local leaders

    The 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, addressed members of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade during their Business Outlook Conference at the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center in Lancaster, California, Feb. 22.
  • AFTC engineers share what it means to be an engineer

    Thanks to the efforts of engineers, everything from the everyday, like preparing dinner and making the morning commute, to the extraordinary, such as the exploration of distant planets and national defense, is possible. Engineers are the heart of Air Force Test Center and it's organizations. They are the ones responsible for the testing and research necessary for AFTC to accomplish its mission, and it is once again time to celebrate these men and women, as well as other engineers across the country, for the effect their work has on daily life and the world around them.
  • Military Saves Week begins Feb. 25

    Military Saves Week is Feb 25-March 1.Take the Pledge: https://militarysaves.org/for-savers/savings-tools-and-resources/take-the-pledge. Volunteers can pledge to save for retirement, college fund, PCS or a vacation.Classes will be held at Edwards during Military Saves Week with food being provided during all classes. Call 277-0723 to sign up
  • Annual award winners meet Captain Marvel

    Pictured above: The 2018 412th Test Wing Annual Award winners pose for a photo with Brie Larson in Bldg. 1600 Feb. 20. Larson plays the title character in the upcoming "Captain Marvel" film set to be released in theaters March 8. Larson was joined by fellow cast members, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Jude Law and Lashana Lynch, for a press event
  • KC-46 Pegasus connects with fifth-generation fighter

    Pictured above: A KC-46A Pegasus refueling tanker from the 418th Flight Test Squadron connects with an F-35 Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron Jan. 22 during a test sortie over California. It is the first time the new aerial tanker connected with a fifth-generation fighter. The 418th FLTS is overseeing Phase III testing of the
  • Enterprise hiring effort draws new talent, faster

    AFMC improved its civilian hiring timeliness by 12 percent in fiscal year 2018 and continues to speed up the employment process in FY19. Four major secretary-approved hiring initiatives are providing positive returns, particularly when coupled with continued process improvements in all talent acquisition areas.
  • Test wing commander, chief, experience weapons loading first-hand

    Pictured above: Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander (right), and Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, 412th TW command chief (left), help 412th Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, Master Sgt. Robert Forbes, load an AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Feb. 6.  This is a 188-pound missile that
  • Innovative lab gives civil engineers place to manage infrastructure

    The 412th Civil Engineer Squadron stood-up a new enabler for Industrial Control Systems; the ICS Innovation Lab is at full operational capability! The innovation lab was designed specifically to bring emerging technologies from the industry directly to the technicians that use them.  “Our aim is to bridge the gap between the electronic controls
  • Civilian Developmental Education offers opportunities to learn, grow

    The Air Force Civilian Developmental Education program is a portfolio of courses and training designed to address the developmental needs of the civilian workforce at all levels. Programs help civilians to achieve short or long term goals at a level appropriate to their needs and desired path of future growth. These include opportunities for civilians to attain associate through advanced college degrees in Air Force institutions and spots in military professional education programs. Applications for Academic Year 2020 open on March 1.
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