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  • Flashback: Lockheed NF-104A Aerospace Trainer

    ­In October 1961, the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base received the new designation of Aerospace Research Pilot School (ARPS) which reflected the increasing role relative to manned spaceflight. Recognizing early that a need for a vehicle to give students a realistic

  • The Summer Before 9/11

    This September marks 20 years since our nation came under attack. Most people can vividly remember where they were on 9/11 and repeat that event in full detail; however, when you ask them what the nation, or the Air Force, looked like in the summer before 9/11, they struggle to find a memory.

  • A Look Back at…Northrop Flying Wings - Part 1

    This is the first in a series of articles that will take a historical look back to the early days of aviation and traces the birth of John Northrop’s dreams for an all-wing design for aircraft.

  • A Look Back...Fairfield Air Depot

    The Fairfield Air Depot provided expertise to the establishment, layout, and manning of new depots and sub-depots around the nation. Until the day it closed in January 1946, the depot provided the backbone of the logistics function that Air Force Materiel Command manages to this day.

  • Propulsion Test Branch at Arnold AFB helping power the Air Force since 1950s

    The Engine Test Facility (ETF), which is part of the AEDC Propulsion Test Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, was the first facility on base, with its construction completed in 1953.Equipment making up the ETF test cells, such as the motors and compressors, were confiscated from a Bavarian Motor Works

  • A Look Back…Recoverable Rocket Boosters--A Future That Never Was

    The idea of making flight into space as routine as atmospheric flight has been around since the 1930’s when Eugen Sänger first published detailed information about his ideas for a suborbital, winged vehicle, capable of delivering a payload halfway around the world using a skip-glide technique that

  • A look back at...the War in Korea: A glimpse behind the scenes

    Barely five years had passed since the end of World War II, when war-weary America began sending troops and supplies to the Far East in order to defend the Korean peninsula from a Communist invasion.  On June 25, 1950, approximately 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the