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First term airmen courses receive curriculum overhaul

The Air Force has rolled out a new First Term Airmen Course dedicated to developing Airmen as next-generation leaders. 

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Edwards bids farewell to respected Air Force Tech. Sergeant

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

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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Civ-Mil releases 25th anniversary book with KaBoom

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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NASA’s first deaf engineer in active mission control role impresses

On April 4, 2017, which was the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage, a modified NASA Gulfstream III took off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to become the first NASA aircraft to fly with a twisted wing flap configuration.


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Air Force selects 58 for test pilot school

Posted  December 7, 2016

Air Force officials have selected 58 primary and alternate students for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Test Pilot schools, with classes beginning in June 2017. The 2016 USAF Test Pilot School selection board met in July and considered 174 officer and civilian candidates for test pilot, flight test engineer, combat systems officer and…

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Civilian tuition assistance increases to $1M, expands eligibility

Posted  December 5, 2016

The Air Force has received an additional $400,000, for a total of $1 million, for its 2017 civilian tuition assistance program, and all permanent, full-time appropriated fund employees, including those in wage-grade positions, are now eligible to participate. Employees are required to have a current acceptable performance appraisal on file and are eligible whether or…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Gen. Henry ‘Hap’ Arnold

Posted  December 5, 2016

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the career of Gen.Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, the only man to ever hold both grades of general of the Army and general of the Air Force.

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Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

Posted  December 2, 2016

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.

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‘Tis the season

Posted  December 2, 2016

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Everyone is invited to come out to the Main Exchange parking lot at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 2 for an evening of fun as Team Edwards kicks off the holiday season. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Enjoy holiday music, the Holiday Lane Card contest, vendors, snow, Santa…

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