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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.

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Colombian military officers get insight into flight test at Edwards

Dozens of Republic of Colombia military officers dropped by Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for an up-close look at flight test Sept. 12, 2017.

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Joint partnership leads to successful swirl distortion testing

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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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 23, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community As stated previously, Templeton Foundation winner and former British Navy serviceman Jean Vanier has a heart for the disabled and those with developmental disabilities. He maintains that “the intellectually-disabled don’t pretend to love others for what they do. That’s their gift…

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Announcements – October 23, 2015

Posted  October 23, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Tops in Blue Nov. 14, 7 p.m. at the Base Theater. Join Tops in Blue, as they perform “Freedom’s Song,” a celebration of the freedom we enjoy as Americans. This year’s tour features the exciting sounds of the top of the charts along with popular American…

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News Briefs – October 16, 2015

Posted  October 16, 2015

Disability awareness luncheon The 412th Test Wing and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center invites everyone to attend the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon Oct. 28 at Club Muroc. The lunch begins at 11 a.m. Dress is uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians. Guest speakers will be Andrew Skinner, founder…

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Balance is key

Posted  October 16, 2015

Whether we’re talking about our life, family or career, it boils down to balance. Having a healthy balance is the only way that we can sustain effectiveness. I can recall times as a young officer when working 14 hours a day was common. There are times when the mission will drive us to work extended…

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October is cybersecurity awareness month

Posted  October 16, 2015

President Obama has designated October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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