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AF SBIR/STTR program solves problems for major commands, strengthens economy through small business growth

Posted June 24, 2017 by Bryan Ripple

Air Force photograph by Alex R. Lloyd Sebastian Harrelson, an electroplater in the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group, prepares to submerge the nose gear of an F-16 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The organization is overhauling an increasing number of landing gear components with a more eco-friendly coating because of a new process developed by…

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Flight simulation test facility expanding test envelope and reaching more test customers

Posted June 24, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

The Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot transonic wind tunnel, or 16T, at the Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., is expanding its test envelope by achieving conditions previously not reached in the facility, and as a result, will be able to support more test customers. This expansion, known as notch operations…

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ATACMS ready to test-fire at White Sands Missile Range

Posted June 24, 2017 by Maj. William Lambert

Field Artillery Soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment will undergo intensive training here on the latest versions of software before operational testing.

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Annual acquisition conference a success

Posted June 24, 2017 by Brian Brackens

Hundreds of acquisition and industry professionals gathered at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 13-14, for two action-packed days of demonstrations and presentations from some of the greatest and brightest minds in acquisition, technology, intelligence and sustainment. 

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ISO 9001 certification approved for the AEDC Test Operations and Sustainment contractor

Posted June 24, 2017 by Raquel March

Personnel with the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Operations and Sustainment, or TOS, contractor at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., are credited with accomplishing ISO 9001 certification. The contractor, National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, was certified ISO 9001 compliant after an audit performed by independent registrar Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, or LRQA, May 16-18, 2017. The…

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AFITC 2017 slated for August, registration open

Posted June 24, 2017 by Phil Berube

Registration is now open for the 2017 Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference, Aug. 28-30, 2017, at Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery, Ala.

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AF releases criteria for new valor ‘V,’ combat ‘C,’ remote ‘R’ devices

Posted June 24, 2017 by

Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. Following a comprehensive Military Decorations and Awards Review in 2015, the secretary of Defense implemented several changes to ensure the Defense Department’s military decoration and awards program continues to appropriately recognize the service,…

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Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training

Posted June 24, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017.  The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat…

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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

Posted June 21, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

U.S. aircraft and Department of Defense personnel are on display at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, June 19-25.

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Prototypes rapidly deliver cyber capabilities

Posted June 21, 2017 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Serving as "test drives" for possible Army systems of the future, prototypes are playing an increasingly vital role as a natural bridge between emerging technologies and more mature solutions that are part of official programs of record.

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