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Gathering of Eagles marks F-22 first flight anniversary

The Flight Test Historical Foundation will be hosting the Gathering of Eagles event Oct. 21. The event will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the F-22 aircraft’s first flight which took place Oct. 7, 1997.

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The Air Force of Edwards — with feathers!

Yes, it was one thing to be moonlighting to make an extra buck and yes, being raised in the desert meant that wildlife has always been an attraction for those of us that understood the danger. Deep down inside, it was a fascination with these creatures that sparked our passion.

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SECAF talks space during POC conference

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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New Installation Readiness board to examine, prioritize installation readiness

The acting secretary of the Army recently authorized formation of an Installation Readiness Board of Directors that will examine and prioritize installation readiness programs and funding, said J. Randall Robinson.

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AFMC commander presents TPS with AF-level award

It takes a lot of hard work and a total team effort to send dozens of new flight test pilots and engineers into the world.

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UTC Aerospace Systems’ MS-177 sensor is soaring to new heights

Posted  September 19, 2016

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., continues to move its MS-177 multi-spectral and long-range imaging sensor system to new heights. Recently the sensor completed  a successful series of flight demonstrations from a High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aerial system, and the sensor system’s program received a U.S. Air Force design contract award…

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Teachers Make Water Filtration System for Earth Science Week

Posted  November 4, 2016

NASA photograph Educators pour water into their handmade water filtration system watching as it is filtered through many layers to become drinkable. AV educators worked in teams using household items such as drinking bottles and cotton balls to build a water filtration system. The activity was part of an Earth Science Week workshop held at…

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Lockheed Martin introduces Paragon™ Direct Attack Munition

Posted  March 3, 2017

Lockheed Martin has announced that its Dual Mode Plus laser-guided bomb will be branded Paragon. The Paragon direct attack munition is an affordable, effective alternative to current dual-mode weapons. “The new brand Paragon exemplifies a model of excellence, and reflects the system’s performance and capability,” said Joe Serra, Precision Guided Systems director at Lockheed Martin…

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Point Mugu Sea Range fields new capability

Posted  September 8, 2017

This summer, the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California adopted a new directed energy test atmospherics-based system that might be a game-changer in their ability to measure and predict weather conditions on the range, a critical factor in supporting the test and development of weapons systems.

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Barksdale B-52s drop bombs in exercise with Jordanian forces

Posted  May 25, 2016

Army photograph by SFC Sean A. Foley A B-52 Stratofortress receives an escort from two Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft at the start of a combined arms live-fire exercise near Al Zarqa, Jordan, during the culminating event of exercise Eager Lion on May 24, 2016. Eager Lion is a bilateral military exercise with…

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