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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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Edwards bids farewell to respected Air Force Tech. Sergeant

Posted  May 19, 2017

It takes a confident man to climb into a pointy hat with bells on it and paste on pointy ears ... and pull on pointy shoes and candy cane striped stockings.

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Senior leaders discuss US space posture

Posted  May 19, 2017

On May 17, 2017, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee Strategic Forces subcommittee on military space, organization, policy and programs. 

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QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing

Posted  May 19, 2017

Air Force photogpraph by Chris Higgins Three QF-16s from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., sit on the Edwards AFB flightline April 28. The full-scale aerial targets were requested by the Joint Operational Test Team to assist with test design development for upcoming operational testing of the F-35 Joint Strike…

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Civ-Mil releases 25th anniversary book with KaBoom

Posted  May 19, 2017

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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Command chief drops by 412th MXG to try out some weapons loading

Posted  May 19, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Holding the missile, from left to right: Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief; Tech. Sgt. Monique Fernandez, 412th TW; and Chief Master Sgt. Roosevelt Jones, 412th Maintenance Group; loaded an AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missile onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon May 11, 2017, at Hangar…

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