March 1, 1928 Lt. Burnie R. Dallas and Beckwith Havens flew the first transcontinental flight through Mar. 9, in a Loening Amphibian airplane. They used 32 hours 45 minutes of flight time for the trip.
March 1, 1935 The War Department activated an air combat command called General Headquarters Air Force at Langley Field, Va. This action centralized nationwide command over all Army Air Corps combat units under a single air officer, Frank M. Andrews.
March 1, 1937 The 2nd Bombardment Group at Langley Field, Va., received the first YB-17A Flying Fortress.
March 1, 1939 Maj. Gen. Delos C. Emmons became the General Headquarters Commander at Langley Field, Va.
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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