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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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Technology

NASA Armstrong previews worldwide atmospheric mission

Posted  July 23, 2016

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., hosted media representatives July 7, giving them an overview of the upcoming Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) airborne science mission that will use the center's DC-8 airplane.

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The AFFTM restoration facility has moved

Posted  July 23, 2016

AFFTM photograph The Air Force Flight Test Museum restoration facility has moved from Main Base to the historical North Base. The restoration facility is now housed in perhaps the most historic building on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the XP-59 hangar.

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412th Maintenance Group change of command

Posted  July 23, 2016

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Group guidon to the group’s new commander, Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13, 2016. Col. Robert Lepper relinquished command of the 412th Maintenance Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Col. Stephen Grotjohn July 13. Brig….

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Children prep for Women’s Equality Day

Posted  July 23, 2016

Air Force photograph by Taylor Steele On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified enabling all American women to the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Edwards Air Force Base in California is celebrating this milestone through a series of community events in July and August leading up to Women’s Equality Day…

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

Posted  July 23, 2016

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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