• F-16s arrive to be modified for autonomous testing

    VENOM-AFT is designed and funded to accelerate testing of autonomy software on crewed and uncrewed aircraft. It complements the autonomy data and AI experimentation proving ground at Eglin AFB and informs the Collaborative Combat Aircraft program and other autonomy developers. 

  • The end of an era; 148th heritage F-16 takes off one last time

    On Thursday, March 28, 2024, the 148th Fighter Wing’s heritage F-16, tail number 406, departed the 148th for the last time with its Air Force blue, yellow and white paint. The jet is headed to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) modifications which includes a new,

  • Battle of the Badges bolsters law enforcement collaboration

    Inspired by the competitive spirit of investigators and drawing parallels from the popular TV show, “Crime Scene Kitchen,” the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 104 at Eglin crafted the idea of the Battle of the Badges, replacing baking with crime scene processing.

  • Commentary: Pancho Barnes: A Trailblazer in Aviation

    Florence Leontine Lowe, better known as Pancho Barnes, is best known for her pioneering spirit and larger-than-life persona. Born in 1901, she quickly overcame any challenges to become a legendary figure in American aviation.Married at a young age, Barnes soon discovered her passion for flight.

  • Portland, Ore. Pilot conducts First Flight in EX for 142nd Wing

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL -- Five F-15C instructor pilots from the Oregon Air National Guard’s 123rd Fighter Squadron are conducting training in the F-15EX with instructors from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida for two weeks in March.Training commenced last week

  • Air Force conducts third Sentinel static fire test

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Northrop Grumman and Aerojet Rocketdyne conducted a static fire test March 16, 2024, for the Stage-3 solid rocket motor of the LGM-35A Sentinel weapon system at the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.

  • "Empowering Excellence: Women Leaders in AFTC "

    In the aerospace industry, the Air Force Test Center is where innovation and precision are paramount. Within its ranks, women like Katherine Wood and Dr. Margaret (Liz) Walden have forged their paths, leaving indelible marks on the organization's storied legacy, especially pertinent as we celebrate

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