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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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Commentary

Innovation: Never stop improving

Posted  October 23, 2015

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo.–“Another article on innovation?” you say. I don’t have to tell you that there are more challenges across the Air Force than any time that I can recall: manning reductions, reduced budgets, infrastructure we can no longer afford, new requirements; response to advanced cyber threats, and the cherry on top,…

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KC-46 program refueler touches down at Edwards

Posted  October 23, 2015

The KC-46 program's first test aircraft, a Boeing 767-2C (EMD-1), departed from its home at Boeing Field in Seattle and touched down at Edwards for the first time Oct. 15.

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Events

Town Hall meeting Nov. 4

Posted  October 23, 2015

The next semi-annual Edwards Town Hall meeting will be 5-9 p.m., Nov. 4 in the Airman and Family Readiness Center (Bldg. 5620).   Briefers will include the 412th Force Support Squadron, 412th Security Forces Squadron, AAFES, the school liaison officer and Corvias Housing.  For questions or recommended topics, contact the 412th Mission Support Group at 661-277-0440.

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Children learn to sign for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted  October 23, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Amber Ludwig, 412th Test Wing American Sign Language interpreter, demonstrates how to sign the letter Y. The children at the School Age Annex got a chance to try their hands at American Sign Language Oct. 20. Amber Ludwig, 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity certified American Sign Language interpreter, taught…

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Volunteer groups raise funds helping exchange shoppers wrap gifts

Posted  October 23, 2015

Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading some holiday cheer as the Edwards AFB Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program.  “To make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange…

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