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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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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted  August 3, 2016

Air Force photograph Aug. 6, 1980 — A B-1 Lancer Combined Test Force crew completed an 11-hour sortie in B-1 No. 4. This was the longest nonstop flight ever logged by a B-1.

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted  July 28, 2016

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Case lot, ‘Back to School’ August promotions yield savings for commissary patrons

Posted  July 28, 2016

August means “Back to School” savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The commissary at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will conduct a Case Lot Sale Sept. 15-17. “The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop…

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Raptor SNCO wins AFMC award

Posted  July 25, 2016

MSgt. Richard Knarreborg from 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (F-22) at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is Air Force Materiel Command’s 2016 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy Winner in the SNCO Category.

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Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Posted  July 23, 2016

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

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