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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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Local aviation legends, supporters flock together for Gathering of Eagles

Posted  October 30, 2015

The Flight Test Historical Foundation honored U-2 and SR-71 pilots during the annual Gathering of Eagles dinner at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Oct. 24.

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Edwards AFB annual ‘Pumpkin Patrol’ trick or treat event Oct. 31

Posted  October 30, 2015

Courtesy photograph For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick or treating and months of free candy. All these things are what make a traditional Halloween a fun time to be shared by both children and adults. However, just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts and ghouls are not all you should be aware of…

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Halloween safety tips

Posted  October 30, 2015

Motorists · Be alert and drive slowly through the neighborhoods · Watch for children darting out into the road from between parked cars · Watch for children walking in the median, on the roadway and on the curbs · Enter and exit driveways and alley ways carefully · Watch for children in dark clothing, especially…

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Set your clocks back Nov. 1

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber This Sunday, Nov. 1, Daylight Saving Time will end for 2015. When local time is about to reach 2 a.m., Nov. 1, clocks will be turned backward one hour to 1 a.m. Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier and there will be more light in the morning….

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Exchange puts some jingle back in shoppers’ pockets with ‘Your Holiday Bill is on Us’ sweepstakes

Posted  October 30, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making holiday wishes come true for military shoppers by picking up the tab on their MILITARY STAR card up to $8,200 with the “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us” sweepstakes. From Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each time they…

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