Monday, July 9, 2012

AFFTC being renamed

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force Flight Test Center will become the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony July 13. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, will preside. The redesignation results from the command's consolidation of 12 centers to five. The Air Force Test Center will oversee work at Edwards as well as Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The Arnold operation was redesigned the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex July 6. At Eglin, the 96th Air Base Wing will be re-designated the 96th Test Wing on July 18. Missions at each location will continue. (Source: AFNS, 07/08/12)