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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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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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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  October 30, 2015

Nov. 2–6 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Three pieces of fried chicken Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Meat loaf Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage $1.99, Large $2.09 Robin Hood &…

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412th SFS picks pumpkins for party from Rosamond pumpkin patch

Posted  October 30, 2015

Each year when October rolls around, pumpkin season begins. There are pumpkins for carving and decorating, pumpkin-spiced drinks, pumpkin pies and much more. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 192.2 million pounds of pumpkins were produced in California in 2014.

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New victim advocates start training

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The new Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim advocates are (back row, left to right) Michael Olson, Kyle Mehlhoff, Tracey Granger, Brandon King (Front Row, left to right) Teslin Turley, Chase Hacault, Arreonnio Jackson and Veronica Calhoun. The decorated t-shirts in the background were created by various individuals as…

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