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June 26, 1945
B-29s started nighttime raids on Japanese oil refineries.

June 26, 1948
The 7th Bomb Group at Carswell AFB, Texas, received Strategic Air Command's first B-36A Peacemaker. With its 160-foot length and 230-foot wingspan, the six-engine Peacemaker was the world's largest warplane. The bomber had an intercontinental capability.

June 26, 1948
The Berlin Airlift (Operation Vittles) begins as a response to a ground blockade imposed by the Soviet Union on Berlin.

June 26, 1957
Tactical Air Command's first WB-66 weather reconnaissance aircraft arrived for duty with the 9th Reconnaissance Squadron, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Shaw AFB, S.C.

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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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AFOTEC.PA.Workflow@us.af.mil
HQ AF Operational
Test & Evaluation Center
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone: 505-846-8513
DSN: 246-8513

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