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  • 49th TES conducts ALCM Functional Ground Test launches

    The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron conducted four functional ground tests of the Air Launched Cruise Missile at McKinley Climatic Lab, Eglin AFB, Fla., during the month of March. 
  • 556th TES successfully launch, land first Creech AFB ATLC test

    The 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron recently completed the first Air Combat Command test of the Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) for the MQ-9 Reaper at Creech AFB, Feb. 26, 2021.
  • 53rd Wing’s WSEP provides joint venue for training, evaluation and test

    The 53d Weapons Evaluation Group hosted air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons system evaluations at Tyndall and Hill Air Force Bases, respectfully, from March 8-19, 2021.
  • Test like we fight: ‘Orange Flag’, ‘Black Flag’ collaborate to accelerate change

    Orange Flag, the large force test event carried out three times annually by Air Force Test Center’s 412th Test Wing, combined with the 53rd Wing’s Black Flag, bringing a first for the test community March 2-4.
  • What’s Up at WSEP?

    The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida recently hosted the 1st Fighter Wing’s 27th Fighter Squadron, along with several other squadrons for the Weapons System Evaluation Program-East February16-26, 2021. This exercise provides ground crews and first-time missile shooters with a unique experience to enhance readiness for real-world operations.
  • Strike Eagle proven capable of carrying 15 JDAMs on single sortie

    The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron successfully flew an F-15E Strike Eagle carrying six JDAMs on a single side of the aircraft on Feb 22, 2021, showcasing a proof of concept for Agile Combat Employment, known as “ACE.”
  • Black History Month feature: Col. William Young

    This month in recognition of Black History Month, the 53rd Wing is celebrating Black Airmen who are breaking barriers and making history in our organization, and in this article, we talked with the future commander of the 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, Col. William Young.
  • Squadron Innovation solves decade-long issue for the F-15E

    The aircraft Modification Support Team lead, Mr. Carlos Oregon, in the Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force designed and built a tester to safeguard the AN/ASQ-236 “Dragon’s Eye” Radar Pod, a limited and precious asset in the F-15E Strike Eagle community.
  • Inaugural Department of the Air Force Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium announced

    Airmen and Guardians will have the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Department of the Air Force Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium virtual professional development series March 8-11, during Women’s History Month.
  • Bomber interoperability: from flyovers to operational application

    A B-1B Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress flew together on February 3, 2021 over the skies of Barksdale Air Force Base; this dissimilar formation wasn’t in preparation for the bomber Super Bowl flyover that would happen days later, but rather for an operational test sortie executed by the 337th and 49th Test and Evaluation Squadrons assessing bomber interoperability.
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