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  • Hill Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts evaluation exercise

    Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice increased flying beginning Monday and continuing through the week as Hill’s 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts a weapons evaluation exercise.
  • 17th Test Squadron executes one of a kind mission

    The 17th Test Squadron enhances warfighter lethality and survivability through operational testing and evaluation of space capabilities to ensure space superiority. Though the 17th TS, headquartered here, has detachments and operating locations spread throughout different bases, its mission is unique.
  • HH-60G, HC-130J fly over Nevada

    A HH-60G assigned to the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 53rd Wing, flies back to Nellis Air Force Base after completing a test and training mission. The 88th TES, part of the CSAR Combined Test Force is responsible for all test, evaluation and tactics development for Combat Search and Rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Savanah Bray)
  • From skies to seas: 28th TES supports US Navy OT in biological protection

    The 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron is supporting the operational test assessment of the U.S. Navy’s Enhanced Maritime Biological Protection System, new system to detect biological substances that could be harmful to the ship’s crew, such as anthrax. 
  • JSF ITF: Year in Review

    the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Integrated Test Force (ITF) is responsible for developmental test of the world’s most advanced 5th generation fighter, the F-35 Lightning II. In 2019, as part of the Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System team, the ITF won the coveted Collier Trophy for “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.”
  • Military conducts first test of Advanced Battle Management System

    The Air Force, Navy and Army used new methods and technology Dec. 16-18 for collecting, analyzing and sharing information in real time to identify and defeat a simulated cruise missile threat.
  • F-16 downs target drone with laser guided rocket in unprecedented test

    The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron shot down a subscale drone using an AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket on December 19, 2019, providing a proof of concept for using rockets queued from an F-16 targeting pod as viable munitions to perform cruise missile defense.
  • Former member of the 36th EWS, WWII vet, awarded French Legion of Honor

    James P. Ostler, age 99, a former member of the 36th Bombardment Squadron, was awarded the Legion of Honor Medal from France in a November 21, 2019 Ceremony in Arlington Heights, Ill. for his efforts in WWII as a navigator on the B-17.
  • 85th TES flies over the Miami Dolphins' stadium

    U.S. Air Force F-15C Pilots, Capt. Aaron Eshkenazi and Maj. Jonah Brown and F-16 Pilots, Lt. Col. Matthew Russell and Maj. Robert Glenn, from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla. prepare to fly over the Miami Dolphins' stadium on November 17, 2019. The flyover was part of the NFL's Salute to Service events. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Goodbye Edwards, hello Nellis

    Edwards Air Force Base, California, said farewell to six of its F-35 Lightning II’s in October. The F-35s were transferred to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to continue initial operational testing.
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