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NAWCWD hosts foreign naval attaché visit

Posted November 30, 2015 by

As part of a tour of the western United States, 17 foreign naval attachés and seven U.S. representatives made a visit to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., Oct. 27 to get an idea of various technology developments and applications within the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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NAWCWD’s ongoing Spike efforts pay off in successful fire

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Navy photograph Footage taken aboard Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake shows the impact of a Spike missile on an Outlaw unmanned aerial vehicle during a Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division demonstration in December 2016. From its first guided shot just over a decade ago to a 2015 folding fin demonstration, the homegrown Spike…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted November 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force President Trump visit Yokota Air Base, Japan, the chief master sergeant of the Air Force gets on Instagram, and the 130th Airlift Wing returns from deployment.

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Tech Report: CV-22 Osprey

Posted August 26, 2016 by

The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.

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DOD Sends Space Force Legislation to Congress

Posted March 4, 2019 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department has proposed legislation that would create the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. If approved by Congress, the U.S. Space Force would be the first military service established since the Air Force stood up in 1947.

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 1

Posted December 4, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the preferred location for a new MQ-9 Reaper wing is selected, continuation pay rates are announced for the Blended Retirement System (BRS), and Exercise Lightning Focus is taking place in Australia.

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AF introduces enlisted Global Hawk pilots

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Air Force officials announced a new initiative Dec. 17 to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission by integrating enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots into the force. Air Force officials stated a dynamic threat environment calls for innovative approaches to high-demand missions. After careful consideration and with an eye toward potential future force needs, service…

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U.S. Airmen strengthen regional partnerships at ACE 17

Posted June 2, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel A 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, guides an F-15C Eagle onto the taxiway at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 26, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Through exercises like ACE 17, the U.S., allies and partner nations are…

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Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted July 14, 2016 by tomlear

In this look around the Air Force, eight new bases are nominated as possible battlefield Airmen training bases, a new undershirt helps keep Airmen cool, and a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate makes the Olympic team.

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The B-21 has a name: Raider

Posted September 19, 2016 by Mike Martin

The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the results of the Air Force Global Strike Command led naming contest alongside selected members during her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016….

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