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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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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract

Posted  October 27, 2015

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract (Pt. II)

Posted  October 28, 2015

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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Announcements – October 30, 2015

Posted  October 30, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Tops in Blue Nov. 14, 7 p.m. at the Base Theater. Join Tops in Blue, as they perform “Freedom’s Song,” a celebration of the freedom we enjoy as Americans. This year’s tour features the exciting sounds of the top of the charts along with popular American…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 30, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community It’s so easy to get fired up and complain about what’s happening in Washington, D.C., and Hollywood. The internet, to include social media, adds fuel to the fire and makes things worse. Of course, very few of us have any impact…

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‘Develop Your Mental Toughness’ is theme for upcoming Wingman Day, Nov. 2

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force illustration by Senior Airman John Linzmeier Wingman Day is scheduled for Nov. 2 on Edwards Air Force Base. The day is an opportunity for Airmen to step outside of their day-to-day work environment and focus on team-building exercises. Wingman Day encourages Comprehensive Airmen Fitness, enhancing resiliency skills with group activities to promote physical,…

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