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SECAF talks space during POC conference

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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AFMC commander presents TPS with AF-level award

It takes a lot of hard work and a total team effort to send dozens of new flight test pilots and engineers into the world.

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World View successfully flight tests groundbreaking altitude control technology

Long-duration stratospheric research missions could allow scientists to collect vast amounts of data continuously for their payloads. Such missions could benefit NASA by maturing future space technology as well as allowing for Earth observations, such as storm monitoring and forest fire tracking.

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NASA technology may reduce airframe noise during landing

NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports. The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October.

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Allies in the sky

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport refueled an B-52 Stratofortress from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in the skies over California this past September.


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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted  October 16, 2017

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during the remainder of 2017. Airmen eligible for the new Blended Retirement System began receiving email notifications…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 13

Posted  October 16, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Puerto Rico relief efforts continue and a group of spouses from Nellis Air Force Base teamed up to help Las Vegas mass shooting victims and their families.

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Allies in the sky

Posted  October 13, 2017

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport refueled an B-52 Stratofortress from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in the skies over California this past September.

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Going solar

Posted  October 13, 2017

368 homes to get solar panels as part of the Air Force’s broader energy resilience strategy This month, solar panel installation begins for 368 houses at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The 412th Civil Engineer Group’s Energy Management Team is supporting Corvias with their process of bringing renewable energy (solar power) to the Edwards AFB…

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Scouts have new home base thanks to civil engineers

Posted  October 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts can call this newly renovated place home after members from the 412th Civil Engineer Group renovated a space in Bldg. 7211 within the Desert Mall area. What used to be a furniture store is now a place for Boy Scouts and Girl…

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