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March 20, 2017
 

Heavy-weapons paratroopers qualify with machine guns

Air Force photograph by Justin Connaher

Army Spec. Timothy Sampson, a native of Lancaster, Calif., assigned Delaware Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, waits to qualify with a M240B machine gun on Grezelka range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb 28, 2017. U.S. Army Alaska is home to the Army’s only Pacific airborne brigade combat team, and maintains the only airborne rapid-response capacity within the Pacific Command.




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New AFRL lab capability poised to change the face of high-power electronics

Air Force photograph by Adrienne Kreighbaum AFRL Materials Researcher Dr. Shin Mou shows off the laboratory’s new Molecular Beam Epitaxy chamber, a highly-specialized piece of equipment enabling the growth of semiconducting m...
 
 

Raytheon developing new version of advanced synthetic aperture radar for U-2 aircraft

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Raytheon is developing a new version of the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar that flies on the U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft under a $320 million undefinitized contract from the U.S. Air Force. Equipped with an active electronically scanned array antenna, ASARS-2B doubles the surveillance range while maintaining the mapping and imagery resolution of the current ASARS-2A...
 
 

Air Force unveils new infrastructure strategy to get more value for money, improve facilities

The Air Force announced on March 22 a new Infrastructure Investment Strategy following a yearlong review that brings new analytical tools and focus that will enhance readiness at bases worldwide. The new strategy marks a significant shift in the way the Air Force maintains facilities, using new analytics and practices that better predict when work...