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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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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

Posted  February 6, 2017

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 3

Posted  February 6, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, three B-2 Spirit bombers return to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, after a deployment, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, has begun construction of a next generation 9-1-1 call center, U. S. Air Force in Europe and Air Forces Africa has a new command chief, and February is American Heart Month.

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Local law enforcement joins Edwards defenders for training

Posted  February 3, 2017

Law enforcement representatives from the region met up with 412th Security Forces Squadron members for Behavior Detection and Analysis training at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Two iterations of three-day classes occurred Jan. 18-20 and 23-25.

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Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit goes on the road

Posted  February 3, 2017

One of last year’s quick-kill innovation projects, the Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit, was deployed from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the Operation Blended Warrior event in December. This was the second year of a four-year event and Edwards AFB’s Mark Louton (software developer and flyer), Steve Hansen (technician), Orion…

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First Term Airman’s Center expands into new realm

Posted  February 3, 2017

2016 is gone, 2017 is well underway, and many people are hard at work maintaining those first-of-the-year resolutions.

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