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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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Arts and Crafts Center hosts first Stained Glass Class

Posted  February 3, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kayla Fagan Cheyenne Bower, Arts and Crafts director (left), demonstrates how to use a grinder machine for participant Jasmine Johengen at the first Stained Glass Class held Jan. 26, 2017, at the Arts & Crafts Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Thirteen members of the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,…

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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted  February 1, 2017

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System in less than a year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during 2017. Airmen eligible for the new BRS will begin receiving email notifications in…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 1

Posted  February 1, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, a $2.1 billion contract is approved for the third Low Rate Initial Production lot of KC-46A Pegasus tankers, the military deputy of the assistant secretary of Air Force acquisition talks tech, and a repair network enhancement program has saved over $5 million.

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Air Force buys next lot of Pegasus tankers

Posted  January 30, 2017

The Air Force has awarded a $2.1 billion contract to Boeing for the third Low Rate Initial Production lot of KC-46A Pegasus tankers.

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Civilian aircraft crash kills Edwards pilot

Posted  January 30, 2017

An officer assigned to the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., lost his life when the privately owned aircraft he was operating crashed near San Antonio, Texas, the afternoon of Jan. 25. Maj. Lee Berra, 32, a B-1 Test Pilot with the 419th FLTS, was flying a single-engine Cirrus SR22 from…

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