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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

NASA photograph by Ryan Dibley Technology

Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Edwards Air Force Base engineers search for future innovators

Companies from all innovative disciplines often send engineers to career fairs all over the nation to search for future go-getters; and the Air Force test mission is no different.

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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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Joint partnership leads to successful swirl distortion testing

Posted  September 11, 2017

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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PG&E to test natural gas pipeline beginning Sept. 11

Posted  September 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Motorists are alerted to expect traffic delays by the intersection of Fitz-Gerald Blvd. and Coliseum Drive beginning Sept. 11, 2017. The intersection is located by the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center near the Exchange area. Beginning Sept. 11, Pacific Gas and Electric Company will be around base to perform…

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