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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.

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Colombian military officers get insight into flight test at Edwards

Dozens of Republic of Colombia military officers dropped by Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for an up-close look at flight test Sept. 12, 2017.

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Joint partnership leads to successful swirl distortion testing

An AEDC test team and members of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) initiated a project in 2011 at the Academy’s F109 turbofan test facility applying swirl distortion to the determination of engine response in terms of aeromechanics, operability and performance.


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AFMC, AFTC commanders tour AEDC facilities at Arnold AFB

Posted  September 15, 2017

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander (center), and Col. Scott Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander (right of center), receive a facility briefing and tour of the AEDC J5 Rocket Motor Test Facility by AEDC staff members Aug. 22, 2017.   Air Force photograph by Rick…

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Colombian military officers get insight into flight test at Edwards

Posted  September 15, 2017

Dozens of Republic of Colombia military officers dropped by Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for an up-close look at flight test Sept. 12, 2017.

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737 MAX in skies over Edwards

Posted  September 15, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A Boeing 737 MAX takes off after a touch-and-go landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Boeing has been conducting flight tests with its fourth-generation, narrow-body 737 at Edwards recently. The company has also been testing its 787 Dreamliner here as well. Periodically, aviation industry companies are provided the…

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Road work project begins

Posted  September 15, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Effective Sept. 14 and continuing for the next three weeks, workers from the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron will execute road shoulder maintenance and repair in 1-1/2 mile increments on both inbound and outbound lanes of Rosamond Blvd. at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., from the intersection of Lancaster and…

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Corvias Military Living shows appreciation for military with free breakfasts

Posted  September 13, 2017

Photograph courtesy of Melody J. Couch Shelly Andalia, Corvias Military Living, assistant community manager, hands out a Breakfast On-the-Go bag to a Team Edwards member in front of the Mojave Sky Community Center Sept. 5, 2017. On Sept. 5, Corvias Military Living, the government’s partner for privatized family housing, welcomed the Edwards Air Force Base,…

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