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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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Season of giving

Posted  November 18, 2016

Volunteers from Edwards’ First Sergeants Council and Lockheed Martin prepare Operation Home Front holiday meal gift bags for Edwards families that may need extra help. The bags contained dry goods to create a holiday meal, as well as a $25 Commissary gift certificate to get a turkey or ham, a small AAFES BX certificate, a…

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AFFT Museum holiday hours

Posted  November 18, 2016

For people who have access to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the Air Force Flight Test Museum has announced the following holiday hours: Thanksgiving Nov. 23: 9 a.m-1 p.m. Dec. 24 (Thanksgiving): Closed Nov. 25: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Christmas Dec. 23: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 24-Jan. 2, 2017: Closed Jan. 3, 2017: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m….

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Wingman Day champs

Posted  November 18, 2016

Air Force photograph by Jenny Correa The 412th Operations Support Squadron’s “Team Goose” poses for a photo after winning the Wingman Day dodgeball competition Nov. 7 at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., base gym. The dodgeball games wrapped up a day that began with a color run at the fitness center followed by presentations…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 18

Posted  November 18, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the next chief master sergeant of the Air Force is announced by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Airmen work together with their Japanese counterparts in Keen Sword 2017, and the current policy for Air Force records management requires records custodians to complete final tasks…

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AFRL launches new approach to promote STEM classes

Posted  November 16, 2016

The Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is launching a new program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes and announces the first six projects started in local high schools this year in that effort.

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