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  • The 85th TES releases a JASSM-ER in test sortie

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Lt. Col. Mike May from the 85th Test and Evaluation squadron sits on the ramp at Eglin Air Force Base on October 2, 2019 with a JASSM-ER. The 85th TES released the extended range missile as part of an operational test sortie. (U.S. Air Force Photo by 1st Lt Savanah Bray)
  • Offutt restores training capabilities with new simulator

    A new aircrew training device is being built as part of an effort to replace the three ATDs destroyed in the March flood.
  • Tyndall hosts Combat Archer: Evaluation through integration, employment

    The 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron conducted a Combat Archer exercise Sept. 16-27 on base. Combat Archer is part of the 53rd Wing’s Weapons System Evaluation Program and the Department of Defense’s largest air-to-air live fire missile employment exercise.
  • Revitalizing the Squadron: The 81st RCS reactivates as an Air Control Squadron

    As a formal recognition of the hard work and efforts of the 53d Wing Airmen at Tyndall Air Force Base in the 81st Range Control Squadron, the 81st RCS deactivated, then reactivated as the 81st Air Control Squadron during a ceremony on September 23, 2019.
  • Laser Guided Bombs back in the belly of the B-52

    Reserve Citizen Airmen and active-duty Airmen teamed up to test Laser-Guided Bomb Units on the Conventional Rotary Launcher. It is the first step in trying to use the munitions from the bomb bay of the jet. It has been a decade since they were last employed in this manner.
  • B-1B and B-52 visit the 53d Wing at Eglin AFB

    While conducting operational test sorties in the area members of the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron from Dyess AFB and the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron from Barksdale AFB displayed a B-1B Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress at Eglin Air Force Base on July 30, 2019.
  • 53rd Wing welcomes new commander

    Col. Ryan Messer takes the reins of operational test and evaluation wing.
  • Air Force Vice Chief of Staff visits 53rd Wing

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson toured the 53rd Wing, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida to gain a better understanding of 53rd Electronic Warfare readiness. The 53rd Electronic Warfare Group has 28 labs that replicate the hardware for over 30 weapon systems where all EW reprogramming for Combat Air Force aircraft takes place. The 53rd Wing has 74 units in 23 locations responsible for fighter, bomber, space and remotely piloted air vehicle operational testing and evaluation, and tactics development and evaluation in the areas of electronic combat, armament, avionics and aircrew training devices.
  • Air Force Vice Chief of Staff visits 53rd Wing

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson toured the 53rd Wing, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida to gain a better understanding of 53rd Electronic Warfare readiness. The 53rd Electronic Warfare Group has 28 labs that replicate the hardware for over 30 weapon systems where all EW reprogramming for Combat Air Force aircraft takes place. The 53rd Wing has 74 units in 23 locations responsible for fighter, bomber, space and remotely piloted air vehicle operational testing and evaluation, and tactics development and evaluation in the areas of electronic combat, armament, avionics and aircrew training devices.
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