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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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Salutes & Awards

Local air traffic controller recognized for innovative excellence

Posted  October 23, 2015

A Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controller on Edwards was recently honored with the FAA's Southwestern Regional Office's Award for Innovation Excellence.

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Events

Family Fall Festival brings community together

Posted  October 23, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Lancaster Sheriff’s Department set up a mat for self-defense demonstrations at the Family Fall Festival Oct. 15.   In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family Advocacy and 412th Test Wing Helping Agencies held its first annual Family Fall Festival Oct. 15 at Arnold Park. The festival had…

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Events

November Family Advocacy classes

Posted  October 23, 2015

Parenting Class:  This class will explore effective ways to discipline your child. We will address a variety of issues including sibling rivalry, how to deal with tantrums and lying. If you are the parent of a 2- to 12-year old, this class is for you! The class is held at the Child Development Center. These…

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Airman Spotlight

Posted  October 23, 2015

Airman 1st Class Sarah Mehalic Aviation Resource Management apprentice 461st Flight Test Squadron (F-35 Integrated Test Force) Job description and its impact on the overall mission:   Aviation Resource Management Airmen coordinate flight operations resources, which include scheduling, standardization and evaluation, training, and aircrew flight records. They are gatekeepers who ensure aircrew are qualified, trained and medically cleared…

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Combined Federal Campaign underway at Edwards

Posted  October 23, 2015

This year's Combined Federal Campaign is going on now at Edwards AFB and will continue until Nov. 20.

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