July 31, 1941 The U.S. Army Air Force officially established Tuskegee Army Air Field.
July 31, 1952 Two Military Air Transport Service Sikorsky H-19 helicopters completed the first transatlantic helicopter flight. They touched down five times en route between Westover Field, Mass., and Prestwick, Scotland. This proved the feasibility of ferrying helicopters overseas.
July 31, 1957 The distant early warning line, a distant early warning radar defense installation extending across the Canadian Arctic, reported as fully operational.
July 31, 1958 Construction of a prototype hardened Titan I launch control facility with a silo-lift launcher and blockhouse began at Cooke AFB, Calif.
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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