WATCH LIVE: Edwards AFB 70 years Of Supersonic Flight

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -

This year the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 70th birthday. Coincidentally, Edwards Air Force Base celebrates the 70th anniversary of the first supersonic flight.

 

WATCH LIVE: Friday Oct. 13, 2017 at 11a. 

 

 

 

To mark the occasion, the installation is holding a two-day event with the Edwards AFB Family Day Oct. 13 and the Run with History event Oct. 14.

 

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At 11 a.m. Oct. 13, a ceremony featuring guest speakers including retired Brig. Gen. Robert Cardenas will pay homage to the milestone flight made seven decades ago. Cardenas flew the B-29 launch aircraft that released the X-1 experimental rocket plane in which Charles E. Yeager, a captain at the time, became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound.

 

23ABC News will be live streaming the ceremony. Download the 23ABC mobile and tablet app to receive a notification when the stream begins.

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