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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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Quadriplegics share their strength at luncheon

Posted  November 6, 2015

Members of the 412th Test Wing recognized National Disability Employment Awareness Month during a luncheon hosted by the 412th Communications Squadron Oct. 28 at Club Muroc.

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AFTC announces its fall logistics professional development

Posted  November 6, 2015

Professional certifications are climbing throughout the 412th Maintenance Group. During the Professional Maintenance Certification Program 2015 Spring Open Season, Air Force Test Center employees submitted 35 applications for PMxCP and all 35 applicants earned certification.

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Veterans Day is a day to celebrate and honor

Posted  November 6, 2015

Veterans have made a selfless choice to lay their lives on the line to serve and protect our country. In many cases, they have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we continue to have our rights and freedoms. Veterans Day is a time we set aside to honor these special Americans. Originally known as Armistice…

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Local utilities, 412th CE enlighten public on energy savings

Posted  November 6, 2015

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Southern California Edison brought out its Mobile Energy Unit from Long Beach, California, which has home appliances within along with tips to lower energy costs at home. The unit has energy-efficient home appliances all powered by solar energy. The unit was part of Edward AFB’s Energy Action Month, which…

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Applications available for 2016 Corvias scholarships

Posted  November 6, 2015

Corvias Foundation has announced that applications for the 2016 scholarships and educational grants are now available. The foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded nearly $6 million in scholarships and grants to children and spouses of active-duty service members since 2006.  “Serving military families is a…

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