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F-35 partnership creates workspace for program operations and testing

(Right) Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Sargeant, Air Force Operational Test and 
Evaluation Center Commander, and  Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn, Air Force 
Flight Test Center Commander, cut the ribbon and open the new mezzanine in 
Building 1810 at Edwards AFB, Calif. , on Feb. 25. The building houses the 
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter maintenance hangar and the mezzanine provides 
approximately 6,000 square feet of workspace to the JSF Operational Test Team's 
hanger for aircraft maintainers. Nearly 120 maintainers from the Air Force's 
31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Navy, Marine Corps, and United Kingdom will 
use the work space. The project cost $690,000 and was funded by the Ministry 
of Defence United Kingdom.

(Right) Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Sargeant, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander, and Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn, Air Force Flight Test Center Commander, cut the ribbon and open the new mezzanine in Building 1810 at Edwards AFB, Calif. , on Feb. 25. The building houses the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter maintenance hangar and the mezzanine provides approximately 6,000 square feet of workspace to the JSF Operational Test Team's hanger for aircraft maintainers. Nearly 120 maintainers from the Air Force's 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Navy, Marine Corps, and United Kingdom will use the work space. The project cost $690,000 and was funded by the Ministry of Defence United Kingdom.

(Left to right) ) Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Sargeant, Air Force Operational Test 
and Evaluation Center Commander joins Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn, Air Force 
Flight Test Center Commander, and Col. Jerry Gandy, 95th Air Base Wing 
Commander, Feb. 25 at Edwards AFB, Calif., for the groundbreaking for the F-35 
Apron and Security Upgrades project. The ramp expansion project will provide a 
parking apron and security fence adding 194,600 square feet of concrete ramp 
area for eight F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft that will be used by the Air 
Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and United Kingdom during F-35 operational test and 
evaluation. The $4.4 million project was funded jointly with U.S. Air Force 
and U.S. Navy military construction funds and is scheduled to be completed by 
May 31, 2010.

(Left to right) ) Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Sargeant, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander joins Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn, Air Force Flight Test Center Commander, and Col. Jerry Gandy, 95th Air Base Wing Commander, Feb. 25 at Edwards AFB, Calif., for the groundbreaking for the F-35 Apron and Security Upgrades project. The ramp expansion project will provide a parking apron and security fence adding 194,600 square feet of concrete ramp area for eight F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft that will be used by the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and United Kingdom during F-35 operational test and evaluation. The $4.4 million project was funded jointly with U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy military construction funds and is scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2010.