• 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.
  • 2018 4th quarter award winners

    The 412th Test Wing held its 2018 4th Quarter Awards Ceremony at the base theater Jan. 31 in conjunction with a commander's call. Addtionally, annual wing nominees were presented with their medallions before the 412th TW Annual Awards Banquet held the next day. Congratulations to all awardees.  412th Test Wing 4th Quarter (Oct.-Dec. 2018)
  • 412th Test Wing announces annual award winners

    The 412th Test Wing hosted an awards banquet where they announced annual award winners inside Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Feb. 1.
  • Air Force Test Center command team outlines vision

    As the lead agency in the realm of test and evaluation, the Air Force Test Center is tasked with testing tomorrow’s aerospace systems while keeping an eye on an ever-changing technological horizon. “The test center has a long history of providing great value to the warfighter, but the national security environment has been evolving at a pace I haven’t seen across my entire career,” said Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, AFTC commander. “So while we are executing our vital mission today, the mission of testing Air, Space, and Cyberspace systems; we also have to be thinking about how we’re going to do it tomorrow, the year after, and 10 to 15 years beyond.”
  • 418th FLTS completes ‘banner’ year, now begins KC-46A Phase III testing

    The 418th Flight Test Squadron and Global Reach Combined Test Force had a busy and successful 2018. The squadron oversaw “revolutionary” flight control upgrades for C-17 Globemaster IIIs in landing and air refueling modes; the final parachute certification air drops of NASA's new Orion space capsule; air launch of ballistic missiles to bolster the
  • New EMNS requires AFMC personnel to update emergency contact information

    An Air Force-wide migration of the Emergency Mass Notification System requires all Air Force Materiel Command military and civilian personnel to take critical steps to update their after-hours contact information for emergency notifications.

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