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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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Quick learning, ‘deployed mentality’ lead to LRASM’s successful launch

No test at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., can be considered simple, but when you add in numerous organizations with their own language and procedures, along with a test aircraft with engine problems, then that makes accomplishing the mission all that more challenging.

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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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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Events

Native American Indian Heritage Month celebration

Posted  November 13, 2015

This year's Native American Indian Heritage Month celebration Nov. 5 was a mix of art, history and live music. As guests entered the Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center they were greeted by seven large posters depicting Native American service members as a tribute to them.

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Local

New director introduced at USAF Plant 42

Posted  November 13, 2015

A ceremony was held Nov. 4 to introduce the new director of 412th Test Wing Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale. John Esch was introduced as the new government civilian leader in front of Plant 42 employees, 412th TW leadership and contractor representatives. 

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F-35A enters BAF for first time to undergo electromagnetic effects tests

Posted  November 13, 2015

An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or “Triple E” by the team. “What that means is we’re testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don’t interfere with each other,” said Jeff…

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Defense

Honorary commanders receive orders for ‘Deployedistan’

Posted  November 13, 2015

Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders geared up for a simulated 179-day deployment to "Deployedistan" in a fast-paced deployment processing orientation tour Nov. 6. The group arrived just before noon, and by 3:30 p.m., they were being loaded on a C-17 and issued "deployment" dog tags.

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Touched by suicide

Posted  November 13, 2015

So I thought I knew who was touched by suicide. I thought it was friends and family, co-workers, supervisory chain and those things that I think make sense; but I have learned it can be broader and lasting. I was touched by suicide a few years ago. Not family, not friend, not in the chain of…

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