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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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Rhonda Nelson receives Civ-Mil’s Member of the Year Award

Posted  February 3, 2017

Rhonda Nelson received the Member of the Year award from out-going Civ-Mil president John Fergione recently after the 2016 Civ-Mil inauguration banquet.

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United Trident wraps up with successful integration of international forces

Posted  February 3, 2017

The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard along with the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy and French Marine Nationale successfully concluded exercise Unified Trident, Feb. 2. More than 15 ships, plus numerous aircraft from the four navies completed many different evolutions achiveing an increased level of integration through adaptive and proactive problem solving. U.S. Navy liaison…

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AFSA hosts wine tasting at local vets home

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., along with the American Medical Response, an Antelope Valley emergency medical team, treated resident veterans at the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster to a fun afternoon of wine tasting and a palate-pleasing snack of cheese and crackers.

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Dream Chaser spacecraft arrives at NASA Armstrong

Posted  February 3, 2017

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich   Sierra Nevada Corporation delivered its Dream Chaser spacecraft Jan.25 to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, located on Edwards Air Force Base. The spacecraft will undergo several months of testing at the center in preparation for its approach and landing flight on the base’s 22L runway. NASA photograph…

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Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit goes on the road

Posted  February 3, 2017

One of last year’s quick-kill innovation projects, the Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit, was deployed from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the Operation Blended Warrior event in December. This was the second year of a four-year event and Edwards AFB’s Mark Louton (software developer and flyer), Steve Hansen (technician), Orion…

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