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AFRL team looks to solve fatigue issues for C-5 crew members

Posted September 19, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by JD Bales A lightweight and foldable seat is one of two initial prototype designs created by Air Force Research Laboratory researchers in an effort to implement a safer and less fatiguing way for Air Force crew members to perform flight duties. An aircraft seat may seem inconsequential, but when a simple…

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Army researchers develop software to ensure that if a military robot falls, it can get itself up

Posted September 19, 2018 by

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers.

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AEDC Turbines team shows its dedication to meeting customer’s testing needs

Posted September 19, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Deirdre Ortiz AEDC test teams were conducting testing on the Rolls-Royce engine pictured here when facility crews at Arnold Air Force Base determined plant equipment needed to be replaced. The equipment was replaced quickly and the Rolls-Royce test was successfully completed prior to a scheduled maintenance outage for the engine test…

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SecAF provides Air Force update

Posted September 19, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson presented an update of the state of the Air Force Sept. 17, during the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md.

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B-2s conduct hot-pit refueling at Wake Island

Posted September 17, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla Crew chiefs and a fuel distribution operator deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conduct hot-pit refueling on a B-2 Spirit at Wake Island Airfield Sept. 14, 2018. Hot-pit refueling is a technique where an aircraft lands and is refueled without shutting down its engines. These missions…

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The Air Force We Need: 386 operational squadrons

Posted September 17, 2018 by

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the results of an in-depth analysis aimed at outlining what the Air Force needs to implement the National Defense Strategy while speaking at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber conference Sept. 17. “The analysis says what every Airmen already knows,” Wilson said. “The Air Force is…

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Digital engineering strategy streamlines how defense systems are designed

Posted September 14, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

While the 2018 National Defense Strategy directs reform as one of its key efforts, the Defense Department is undergoing considerable change in how it does business -- including how it improves the outcome of national defense systems.

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Yesterday’s Air Force

Posted September 14, 2018 by

The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center has been coordinating inland search and rescue missions in the United States since its creation. Today, the AFRCC works with local and federal search and rescue assets and is credited with saving more than 17,000 lives.

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 13

Posted September 14, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flies missions into Hurricane Florence, Carpathian Summer 2018 comes to a close, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base welcomes runners to the 22nd Air Force Marathon.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Hurricane Hunters

Posted September 12, 2018 by

What started as a dare more than 70 years ago turned into the way we predict hurricanes today. Find out how the Air Force got started in a critical mission that saves lives by flying through hurricanes.

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