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Fred Manasse, a Holocaust survivor, is flanked by his brother, Gus, and his father, Alfred, in Brussels December 1, 1939. Fred and his brother survived, but his father was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Manasse relayed his experiences as part of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, April 24, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Fred Manasse) Holocaust survivor recalls flight from Nazis
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Fred Manasse fled Nazi Germany across five European countries and over the Pyrenees Mountains as a child and shared his experiences during Holocaust Remembrance Day here Monday. Manasse spoke about his Jewish family’s persecution and the murder of his father, sister and several other family members. Today, the
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AEDC workers inspect tiles in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16-foot Supersonic Tunnel in 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) Mission Ready – Today and Tomorrow: PWT staff testing national assets for 60 years
April 2017 marks 60 years that AEDC teammates have operated the AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel, a one-of-a-kind test facility where the nation’s defense systems have benefited from test capabilities critical to development.The first test run in 1957 in the 16-foot Transonic Tunnel, or 16T, was documented by Phil Tarver, then an AEDC staff
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A Boeing 747 VC-25A sits on the flightline April 19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft is one of two VC-25As assigned to the Presidential Airlift Group, 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The VC-25A is commonly known as "Air Force One," although that radio call sign is reserved and used exclusively when the President of the U.S. is aboard any U.S. Air Force aircraft. This aircraft was completing a maintenance cycle and is undergoing an operational test regimen before being certified to return to Presidential service. (U.S. Air Force photos/Ilka Cole) Presidential aircraft touch down
Presidential aircraft lands here during a maintenance cycle.
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A GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb engages a computer-driven small pickup truck during a test at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California. The inert bomb was dropped from an Edwards F-35C. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin) F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target
The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target.   An F-35C being tested here released specially built GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb over a controlled range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the California desert, successfully engaging a
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1st Lt. Harvey Hurst, Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program manager, speaks to a crowd at Lancaster High School March 23. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) AFRL ENSPIRE program strikes resounding chord with students
An Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects with local high schools struck a resounding chord with one school, inspiring an effort to explore the science of producing synthesized electronic music.   Lancaster High School has teamed with AFRL’s Engineering &
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Col. Jack Fischer, a 1996 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and astronaut, will travel to the International Space Station April 20. (Photo by James Blair) AF Test Pilot School grad prepares for lift off to International Space Station
A U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduate will travel to the International Space Station April 20 to conduct research NASA hopes will eventually lead to a mission to Mars.Astronaut Col. Jack Fischer will take the six-hour flight to the station, more than 200 miles above the Earth, with cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, Russia’s State
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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:34 p.m. PST Feb. 20, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kyla Gifford/Released) AFNWC team supports ICBM test launch
A team of Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center experts supported the recent launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile to verify its accuracy and reliability, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.
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An Air Force F-16C dropped an inert B61-12 during a development flight test by the 422nd Flight Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, on March 14, 2017. The test is part of a life-extension program for the bomb to improve its safety, security and reliability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen) Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test
An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.The F-16 from the 422nd
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Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein speaks with members of the workforce during an all-call at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., March 30. Goldfein highlighted how important Hanscom's work is and shared his thoughts about the future of the Air Force, including attributes for future fights and his major focus areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy) CSAF shares thoughts, stresses importance of Hanscom work during visit
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Hanscom Air Force Base March 28 to 30, 2017, to learn more about the work done at the base, meet with local civic officials to discuss collaboration, and share his insight about where the Air Force currently is and where it’s headed.
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(U.S. Air Force graphic) AFMC promotes social fitness through spring Wingman Day
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wingman Day remains a tradition in the Air Force community and supports a culture of caring and commitment to each and every Airman. It reinforces the Air Force wingman concept as the foundation to build resilient Airmen. On Wingmen Day and every day, we encourage you to pause, appreciate each other, and
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