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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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AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs

Posted  August 29, 2016

Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29. The program expands the eligibility pool from career-enlisted aviators to all Air Force specialty codes with…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

Posted  August 29, 2016

As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.

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Former AFMC commander talks innovation, third offset

Posted  August 26, 2016

Innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy were the topics brought forth by retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin, who spoke to members of Team Edwards Aug. 24 in the base theater.

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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

Posted  August 26, 2016

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

Posted  August 26, 2016

On June 1, 2012, Boeing's Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center project.

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