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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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Don’t get sick, get stuck

Posted  November 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, receives his flu shot from Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron. Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect you, your family and your community from the flu according to the Air Force Medical…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 15

Posted  November 16, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the 301st Fighter Wing returns home from Afghanistan, Airmen participate in exercise Tonnerre Lightning, and Airmen and firefighters attend an emergency medical technician course.

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Adaptive flight control testing benefits TPS, university students

Posted  November 15, 2016

A recent test management project helped not only to validate an adaptive flight control system, but provided valuable educational experience to military and university students.

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AF approves request to realign separate Test Center assets under Arnold AFB

Posted  November 10, 2016

The Air Force has approved an Organizational Change Request to realign selected Air Force Test Center [Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.] operations and facilities from several separate locations under one commander at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Tenn. This change consolidates the current capabilities of the AEDC at Arnold AFB, Tenn.; the Hypersonic Combined Test Force,…

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Edwards marathoner helps Air Force team win silver medal

Posted  November 10, 2016

Some 22,000 runners competed in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon held Oct. 30 in Washington D.C., an event that since 1998 has served as the Armed Forces Championship.

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