December 14, 1925 The Lampert Committee, set up on March 24, 1924 by the House to examine U.S. Air Service operations, made its report. The committee wanted a Department of Defense more aviation representation in higher military councils, and more money for aviators.
December 14, 1927 Maj. Gen. J.E. Fechet became Chief of the Air Corps.
December 14, 1950 During the Korean War, due to advancing Chinese troops, through Dec. 17, the Combat Cargo Command moved 228 patients, 3,891 passengers, and 20,088 tons of cargo from Yonpo Airfield. The airlift support helped to evacuate the Army's X Corps from the Hamhung-Hungnam area in northeastern Korea. A Far East Air Forces airplane dropped the first six-ton Tarzon on a tunnel near Huichon with limited effectiveness.
December 14, 1959 Capt. Joe B. Jordan set a FAI altitude record of 103,395.9 feet at Edwards AFB, Calif., in a Lockheed F-104C Starfighter.
Detachment 1 (Edwards AFB, Calif.) Mission: Lead agency for accomplishing Block 2 and 3 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Contact Information: (661) 275-2120
Detachment 2 (Eglin AFB, Fla.) Mission: To evaluate operational system(s) mission capability, effectiveness, and suitability for Air Force and multiservice users by conducting impartial and realistic operational evaluations and assessments. Contact Information: (850) 883-1089
Detachment 4 (Peterson AFB, Colo.) Mission: Operationally tests space, missile, and missile defense capabilities in the battlespace environment for the warfighter. Contact Information: (719) 556-5850
Detachment 5 (Edwards AFB, Calif.) Mission: To ensure warfighters and logisticians have the right tools for the job....Permitting them to effectively and safely accomplish their mission. Contact Information: (661) 277-3666
Detachment 6 (Nellis AFB, Nev.) Mission:To plan and conduct realistic, objective, and impartial operational test and evaluation of fighter aircraft. Contact Information:(702) 652-4325
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