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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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Emergency Management delivers Halloween treats to local victims

Posted  October 23, 2015

Each Halloween, children all over the United States dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating.

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California secretary of state encourages Team Edwards to vote

Posted  October 23, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber California Secretary of State Alex Padilla speaks with unit voting representatives at Base Operations Oct. 16. Padilla visited Edwards to encourage military members to vote and learn about issues effecting their local community. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla dropped by Edwards AFB Oct. 16 to specifically meet with…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  October 23, 2015

Oct. 26-30 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Country fried steak Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Beef stroganoff Over egg noodles and vegetables Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Baked cod Macaroni and cheese, and broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage…

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412th LRS aids stranded motorists

Posted  October 23, 2015

The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron sent out four buses early Oct. 16 to assist the Kern County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol in transporting motorists who had been trapped in a mudslide on State Route 58 east of Tehachapi.

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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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