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Boeing photograph by Bob Ferguson Local

Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

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.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Landing on display

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California lent its Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, or LLRV, and a Space Shuttle Crew Transporter to the Air Force Flight Test Museum on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force.

Army photograph by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez Defense

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.


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AFFT Museum holiday hours

Posted  November 18, 2016

For people who have access to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the Air Force Flight Test Museum has announced the following holiday hours: Thanksgiving Nov. 23: 9 a.m-1 p.m. Dec. 24 (Thanksgiving): Closed Nov. 25: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Christmas Dec. 23: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 24-Jan. 2, 2017: Closed Jan. 3, 2017: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m….

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Wingman Day champs

Posted  November 18, 2016

Air Force photograph by Jenny Correa The 412th Operations Support Squadron’s “Team Goose” poses for a photo after winning the Wingman Day dodgeball competition Nov. 7 at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., base gym. The dodgeball games wrapped up a day that began with a color run at the fitness center followed by presentations…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 18

Posted  November 18, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the next chief master sergeant of the Air Force is announced by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Airmen work together with their Japanese counterparts in Keen Sword 2017, and the current policy for Air Force records management requires records custodians to complete final tasks…

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Air Force

AFRL launches new approach to promote STEM classes

Posted  November 16, 2016

The Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is launching a new program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes and announces the first six projects started in local high schools this year in that effort.

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Health & Safety

Don’t get sick, get stuck

Posted  November 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, receives his flu shot from Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron. Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect you, your family and your community from the flu according to the Air Force Medical…

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