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NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes People and Places

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.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

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.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Events

412th SFS to hold Police Week events May 14-18

Team Edwards and the 412th Security Forces Squadron will observe National Police Week with a slate of events May 14-18. Police Week is a time designated to remember and celebrate past and present civilian and military law enforcement officers, as well as the survivors of those who make the ultimate sacrifice.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Air Force

BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years

The people who manage the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node want to keep a sense of urgency as the system transitions from Joint Urgent Operational Need to Program of Record.


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July 4th fun, Summer Bash 2017 features little of everything

Posted  July 12, 2017

Food, rides, music, and of course, fireworks highlighted this year’s Summer Bash put on by the 412th Force Support Squadron at Wings and Roberts Fields July 4, 2017. Special musical guest, Sundance Head, performed courtesy of the USO. Hundreds of party goers turned out for the annual summer event.            …

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Air Force releases first-term Airman retraining quotas for FY18

Posted  July 12, 2017

Eligible active-duty first-term Airmen may choose from more than 1,400 approved retraining quotas in over 20 career fields for fiscal year 2018. Retraining allows enlisted Airmen, to include staff and technical sergeants on their first enlistment, to retrain into skills where a shortage exists, in conjunction with a reenlistment. “A first-term Airman can apply to…

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AF selects 8,167 for promotion to technical sergeant

Posted  July 12, 2017

Air Force officials selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 25,552 eligible for a selection rate of 31.9 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers July 20, 2017, at 8 a.m., CDT. On July 21, Airmen can also access their score notices…

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Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted  July 12, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the location for the 2018 Warrior Games is announced, Airmen and Marines work together during F-35 refueling Lightning II exercise, and the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year have been announced.

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball
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Piute Ponds feature large variety of birds, wildlife

Posted  July 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball A group of Blue-Winged Teal ducks take flight at Piute Ponds. Piute Ponds spans 9,600 acres and consists of numerous claypan ponds and low sand dunes. Amid the High Desert landscape that encompasses Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is a green oasis that provides a place for wildlife and…

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