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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 selects 58 for test pilot school

Posted  December 7, 2016

Air Force officials have selected 58 primary and alternate students for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Test Pilot schools, with classes beginning in June 2017. The 2016 USAF Test Pilot School selection board met in July and considered 174 officer and civilian candidates for test pilot, flight test engineer, combat systems officer and…

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Civilian tuition assistance increases to $1M, expands eligibility

Posted  December 5, 2016

The Air Force has received an additional $400,000, for a total of $1 million, for its 2017 civilian tuition assistance program, and all permanent, full-time appropriated fund employees, including those in wage-grade positions, are now eligible to participate. Employees are required to have a current acceptable performance appraisal on file and are eligible whether or…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Gen. Henry ‘Hap’ Arnold

Posted  December 5, 2016

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the career of Gen.Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, the only man to ever hold both grades of general of the Army and general of the Air Force.

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Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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‘Tis the season

Posted  December 2, 2016

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Everyone is invited to come out to the Main Exchange parking lot at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 2 for an evening of fun as Team Edwards kicks off the holiday season. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Enjoy holiday music, the Holiday Lane Card contest, vendors, snow, Santa…

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