Featured Headlines

AFSide2b Air Force

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.

af-70th-poster2 Air Force

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.

eafb-GPS Local

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.

eafb-colombia4 Local

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.

Air Force photograph Air Force

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Salutes & Awards

ALS Class 16-G graduates 27 Airmen

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Senior Airman Brian Cozzie, 412th Maintenance Squadron, is Airman Leadership School Class 16-G’s John L. Levitow Award winner. The Levitow award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the Levitow award is based on academic performance and assignment of points…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner
Technology

New test force focuses on autonomy, unmanned aircraft, new technologies

Posted  October 14, 2016

The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a new organization that will explore the Air Force warfighting capabilities of tomorrow.

Full Story »

afmc-recess
Health & Safety

AFMC promotes ‘RECESS’ physical activity challenge

Posted  October 12, 2016

During the months of October through December, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its RECESS physical activity challenge. RECESS is a command-wide initiative which is conducted by Civilian Health Promotion Services, to help the AFMC workforce increase movement by promoting short bursts of physical activity throughout the day. According to a 2015 study of the…

Full Story »

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay
Local

Aerial photographer hangs up his helmet after flying more than 2,000 hours

Posted  October 7, 2016

Lockheed Martin aerial photographer Tom Reynolds didn’t have a clue that saying yes to a temporary, year-long assignment would turn into a 33-year career at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Capt. Craig Porter
Air Force

Test Pilot School students validate “smart” aircraft control system

Posted  October 7, 2016

Air Force photograph by Capt. Craig Porter The F-16 VISTA tracks and targets a T-38s during testing of the L1 Adaptive Control System recently. The control system was designed and built by a team from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and tested by U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 16A as a Test…

Full Story »