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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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National American Indian Heritage Month kicks off Nov. 5

Posted  October 30, 2015

On Nov. 5, 412th Test Wing leadership will host the National American Indian Heritage Month celebration at the Oasis Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The celebration will include remarks from leadership, entertainment by the Blue Mountain Tribe band, a tribute to Native American servicepersons, slide show presentations and a local Native American…

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AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted  October 30, 2015

Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill.

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News Briefs – October 30, 2015

Posted  October 30, 2015

Lunch and learn about promotions Do you know what it takes to get promoted? The Edwards Top 3 will be holding a Lunch and Learn event 11 a.m., Nov. 20 in Room D of Bldg. 2461. Every Airman wants to get promoted, but did you know you should be preparing for your next stripe now?…

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Coping with PTSD

Posted  October 30, 2015

As a disabled Air Force veteran living with post-traumatic stress from military sexual trauma, I’ve had my good days and bad days but all of my hard work over the past two years paid off when I recently achieved one of my goals — completing my first full marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon. I had…

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Announcements – November 6, 2015

Posted  November 6, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Tops in Blue Nov. 14, 7 p.m. at the Base Theater. Join Tops in Blue, as they perform “Freedom’s Song,” a celebration of the freedom we enjoy as Americans. This year’s tour features the exciting sounds of the top of the charts along with popular American…

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