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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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News Briefs – October 9, 2015

Posted  October 9, 2015

Service Academy nominations On Oct. 15, Congressman Kevin McCarthy will be holding a forum for all students in the 23rd Congressional District who are interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies. The forum will start at 6 p.m. in the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA…

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ALS: Rediscovering the profession of arms

Posted  October 9, 2015

When thinking about Airman Leadership School, what thoughts come to mind?

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October enlisted promotions

Posted  October 9, 2015

Team Edwards held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Sept. 30 at Club Muroc.

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B-52 gets mapped for laser operations with new LITENING Targeting Pod

Posted  October 9, 2015

The 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB recently executed ground laser testing on the B-52H aircraft. 

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Schaefer recognizes accomplishments at commander’s call

Posted  October 9, 2015

The Oct. 5 commander's call in the base theater was all about Airmen. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, has been in charge for six months now and every day he's been "blown away" with the work that comes out of the wing.

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