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Research could lead to better, safer wings

Posted November 1, 2017 by Jay Levine

A uniquely instrumented wing will allow researchers to investigate advanced methods of monitoring flight loads, which could lead to improved flight safety.

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NASA’s science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

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NASA photograph by Stu Broce During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000 feet, produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif., around 1 p.m., PST, on Dec. 5th, 2017. As of Dec. 6, authorities…

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FTHF to break ground on new museum building

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The Flight Test Historical Foundation will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m., March 23 for the new Air Force Flight Test Museum Campus.

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Niger Report Highlights Bravery of U.S. Troops, Notes Training, Planning Deficiencies

Posted May 11, 2018 by Jim Garamone

American special operations forces fought valiantly against overwhelming odds in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists outside Tongo Tongo, Niger, and while a number of factors contributed to the clash, no single factor within the control of U.S. forces caused the deaths of four U.S. Army soldiers .

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Student Airborne Earth Science Program celebrates 10th year

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NASA photograph Twenty-eight undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA airborne science program field experience designed to immerse them in the agency’s Earth Science research. Embarking on its tenth year, NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program, provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences, mathematics and engineering to participate in all aspects…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted October 9, 2018 by by Bob Alvis

History is best described as the setting sun and the night that follows. Those of us who have a passion for all things historical realize we are attempting to keep that history in the daylight for future generations, by taking the old and repackaging it in a new and interactive way that will spark the…

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‘I’ve been shot at in a lot of countries’

Posted December 7, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

After Vietnam War service as a Seabee (Naval Construction Battalions), and Army duty as a paratrooper and Green Beret, it would have been a good time to call it a day for Master Sgt. Robert Mahoney. Then, the Iraq War happened. His wife issued an order, the kind that lets even a Green Beret master sergeant know who is in charge.

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Knight visits Hearts Apart

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber. U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, R-Calif., stopped by the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015, to express his thanks to family members of deployed service members from Edwards AFB. Knight was invited to come by the monthly Hearts Apart event at the…

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AV students take part in Science Olympiad Regional Competition

Posted February 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

While exploring the world of science and having a really fun time, 1,200 students participated in the 5th annual Aerospace Valley Science Olympiad regional competition Feb. 13, which was hosted by the Antelope Valley College.

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JSF tailhook testing begins at Edwards

Posted May 13, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When most people hear "tailhook" they think of U.S. Navy planes and aircraft carriers. However, almost all U.S. combat aircraft have a tailhook. That also goes for the Air Force's new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. 

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