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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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Cassini spacecraft ends historic exploration of Saturn

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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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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AVBOT honors McBride for navigating change

Posted  March 3, 2017

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Director David McBride accepted the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Navigating Change Award at the 2017 Business Outlook Conference in Lancaster, Calif., Feb. 24.

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Acquisition community: The Army can’t wait for ‘perfect solutions’

Posted  March 3, 2017

To get Soldiers the latest equipment they need now, say Army acquisition professionals, the Army must accept that it can't have perfection right up front.

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Test wing commander says Air Force is ‘fired up’

Posted  March 3, 2017

Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., spoke to a full house at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s 45th Annual Business Outlook Conference Feb 24, and told the audience the U.S. Air Force is “fired” up about its future. The theme for this year’s…

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Monitoring system could allow multiple experiments to be flown together

Posted  March 3, 2017

A recent flight on a commercial rocket tested an environmental monitoring experiment that may allow for multiple technologies on the same vehicle while checking for possible interference from electrical and magnetic sources.

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Half-Marathon, 5K/10K Run set to cut AV veteran homelessness

Posted  March 3, 2017

Antelope Valley Vets 4 Veterans is preparing for the 2nd Annual Operation Restart Half-Marathon and 5K/10K Run/Walk and All Patriot Mile to support veterans programs that help prevent homelessness in the veteran community. The half-marathon, 5K/10K run/walk is set for 6-11 a.m. April 1 at the Antelope Valley Mall. Registration and start line is in…

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