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  • Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center announces mission realignment

    The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center has begun realigning mission capability to support cyber operations. This realignment will shift about 70 personnel over approximately 18 months from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., to three other AFOTEC Detachments located in California, Colorado, and Florida."The organizational change will more
  • AFOTEC Space Test Initiatives accelerate SBIRS testing

    The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center successfully tested the Space-Based Infrared System Highly Elliptical Orbit payload (HEO-1) and operations center and accelerated operational acceptance by six weeks. SBIRS is a consolidated system intended to meet United States infrared space surveillance needs through the first two to three
  • Veteran's Day: The cost of freedom

    When the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center held the sixth Annual POW/MIA Run in September to honor all current and former prisoners of war and Americans still listed as missing in action, the big story that particular day was the run. However, the real story to remember from that day is the story of the sacrifice our men and women
  • AFOTEC and USAFA partners for first Cadet Summer Research Program

    When the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy launched a new and powerful mentoring program in March, it energized the center's involvement in the USAFA's Cadet Summer Research Program where cadets give up leave to travel and work on real-world Air Force projects. Six months later, seven cadets traveled to
  • AFOTEC, UNM partner to launch student intern program

    The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center is partnering with the University of New Mexico for a student intern program aimed at recruiting and training candidates for potential future employment opportunities either within AFOTEC, the Air Force, or other government service. The program exposes selected UNM students to the Air Force and
  • Air Force historian visits, tours Kirtland

    Mr. Dick Anderegg, Air Force Director of History and Museums Policies and Programs, visited Kirtland AFB Aug. 21 and 22. Mr. Anderegg, a member of the Senior Executive Service, provides policy and guidance to four key components of the Air Force history program: the Air Force Historical Research Agency; the Air Force museum system; the Historical
  • Bronze Star recognizes Airman's service

    For an American Airman, doing the job requires honor, excellence and, "Above All," mission success. For one Airman, recognition for commendable work came shortly after returning home from deployment. Lt. Col. Charles Cunningham, aircraft maintenance advisor, HQ Iraqi Air Force, received the Bronze Star Medal July 17, in recognition for his
  • AFOTEC holds first ever Space Summit

    The commander of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Maj. Gen. Steve Sargeant, hosted the organization's first ever Air Force Space Operational Test and Evaluation Summit at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., July 1 and 2. Senior leaders from AFOTEC, Under Secretary of the Air Force Directorate of Space Acquisition, National
  • Australian Air Vice-Marshall visits AFOTEC

    The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Sargeant hosted Air Vice-Marshall John Harvey of the Royal Australian Air Force at AFOTEC Headquarters May 22. Harvey is the RAAF Program Manager for New Air Combat Capability and visited AFOTEC to receive briefings regarding the operational testing of the F-35
  • AFOTEC hosts former commanders forum

    Six former Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commanders met at AFOTEC headquarters May 19 at the invitation of the current Commander Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Sargeant for a one-day forum. General Sargeant provided the former commanders with an update on the current status of AFOTEC activities and how the Center was providing capabilities
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