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Boeing photograph by Bob Ferguson Local

Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

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.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Landing on display

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California lent its Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, or LLRV, and a Space Shuttle Crew Transporter to the Air Force Flight Test Museum on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force.

Army photograph by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez Defense

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.


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Air Force

FYI: Blended Retirement System

Posted  November 10, 2016

The new Blended Retirement System is on its way, and with that comes some changes. In this episode of FYI, Tech. Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis gives us some general comparisons to help us make an informed decision.

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted  November 10, 2016

On this look around the Air Force enlisted pilots take their first solo flight and a World War II bomber pilot is awarded the Silver Star.

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Health & Safety

Food, activities, education, fun teach kids about healthy choices

Posted  November 7, 2016

Air Force photograph Chefs from Sysco get help from audience volunteers to demonstrate making chicken crispers. The chicken strips were covered in a rice cereal coating and baked, giving kids a healthier alternative to breaded and fried chicken strips. The demonstration was part of the inaugural Kids LiveWell event at Edwards Air Force Base. A…

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DoD

Scholarship applications available for military children, spouses

Posted  November 7, 2016

Applications for 2017 educational scholarships are now available from Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation–the charitable arm of Corvias. Applications for the scholarships for high school seniors must be submitted by Feb. 9, 2017. These scholarships will be awarded to students with plans of attending a four-year university or college. These scholarships are awarded in…

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Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Gocong
Local

B-52 grounded at Edwards

Posted  November 7, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Gocong A wrecker dismantles B-52 56-0585 in front of the Air Force Flight Test Museum Oct. 27. The aircraft arrived at the AFFT Museum in 1983, and over the years the condition of the aircraft had deteriorated. Returning it to museum standards was not cost-effective. The Vietnam-era combat aircraft’s…

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