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NASA test flights examine effect of atmospheric turbulence on sonic booms

Posted August 31, 2016 by

NASA has concluded a series of flights designed to study the way sonic booms travel through the atmosphere.

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U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin demonstrate manned/unmanned teaming

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PALMDALE, Calif.–Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, the Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and Calspan Corporation have successfully demonstrated manned/unmanned teaming to improve combat efficiency and effectiveness for the war fighter. “This demonstration is an important milestone in AFRL’s maturation of technologies needed to integrate manned and unmanned aircraft in a strike…

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Teichert takes command of 412th Test Wing

Posted July 20, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert III gives his first salute to his workforce after assuming command of the 412th Test Wing July 18 in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer passed the 412th Test Wing flag of leadership to Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert…

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Test Pilot School students validate “smart” aircraft control system

Posted October 7, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Capt. Craig Porter The F-16 VISTA tracks and targets a T-38s during testing of the L1 Adaptive Control System recently. The control system was designed and built by a team from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and tested by U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 16A as a Test…

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AFSA enjoys visiting fellow Veterans

Posted August 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Members of the Air Force Sergeants Association aren’t quite sure what to say about visiting veteran’s homes -- is it an honor, aprivilege or just a fun time of fellowship and hearing incredible, intimate stories of life “back in the day?”

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Desert Junior-Senior High launches math, science initiative

Posted October 14, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula During her trip to the area Oct. 11, 2016, Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, participated in a number of activities marking the start of the Desert Junior Senior High School ‘s National Math and Science Initiative program. Pawlikowski attended an NMSI luncheon, met with STEM…

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Banks awarded NASA Armstrong scholarship

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Sean Banks, second from left, accepts the 2017 NASA Armstrong Exchange John W. Russell Memorial Scholarship from Center Director David McBride. Next to Banks are his parents Dan Banks and Lorna Banks. The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council presented its 2017 John W. Russell Memorial Scholarship Award to Sean Banks…

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Civ-Mil releases 25th anniversary book with KaBoom

Posted May 19, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

With as much action in The Hanger as there was on the field, aerospace companies throughout the Antelope Valley enjoyed a cool and breezy Aerospace Appreciation Night with the Lancaster JetHawks as they beat Stockton 7-2, May 12 in Lancaster.

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News Briefs – November 3, 2017

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Navy recommends sweeping changes after ship collisions U.S. Navy leaders are recommending a sweeping list of changes in sailor training, crew requirements and safety procedures to address systemic problems across the Pacific fleet that led to two deadly ship collisions earlier this year, killing 17 sailors. A report scheduled to be released Nov. 2 calls…

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Aerospace education at Antelope Valley College

Posted December 30, 2016 by Liz Diachun

Courtesy photograph This fall, 18 students made history as the first cohort in the new Airframe Manufacturing Technology bachelor’s degree program. This one-of-a-kind program was specifically designed to meet aerospace industry needs for individuals who serve as first-line leads in the major processes of aircraft manufacturing, with a focus on manufacturing and industrial engineering. Antelope…

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