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Boeing photograph by Bob Ferguson Local

Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Landing on display

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California lent its Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, or LLRV, and a Space Shuttle Crew Transporter to the Air Force Flight Test Museum on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force.

Army photograph by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez Defense

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.


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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted  June 5, 2015

PALMDALE, Calif. — Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is the first of five being built for NATO. Northrop Grumman and their industrial partners joined community leaders at Northrop’s Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale for…

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Community networking spotlight: Tom Weil

Posted  June 5, 2015

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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I’m not just an Airman, I’m a spouse, and I can be both

Posted  June 5, 2015

Sometimes, all of my identities get hard to handle. No, I’m not a superhero with an alter-ego, but I do wear quite a few different hats. I am an active duty Airman, I am a mom, I am a daughter, I am a sister, and I also happen to be the spouse of an active…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber
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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Posted  May 27, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Developmental Test and Evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place. At least, it usually does. “Deployed Flight Test of the Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX (CA-7)” by Dr. Stephanie Smith, Air Force Test Center Office of History, tells a very different story. It’s…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara
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Edwards youth ‘conquer’ the gift of giving, volunteering

Posted  May 22, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A youth group from the Base Chapel’s Catholic parish, called The Conquerors, is doing its best to exemplify the Air Force core value, “service before self,” in all they do. As part of that effort, the youth group recently took time to raise funds and donate money to the base’s local…

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