Defense

State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Posted September 19, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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Defense

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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Defense

NAWCWD capabilities yield explosive results

Posted September 19, 2016 by

The Salt Wells facility at the China Lake Propulsion Laboratory at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif., has a long and distinguished history of developing energetics dating back to Project Camel, the code name for China Lake’s involvement in the Manhattan Project.

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Carter opens DIUx outpost in Texas

Posted September 16, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Sept. 14 the opening of the Pentagon’s third location for its technology start-up Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, or DIUx, this time extending the department’s outreach to the U.S. technology community in Austin, Texas.

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Joint STARS fleet achieves 1 million hours of flight time

Posted September 16, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño An E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System returns from a mission Sept. 12, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Joint STARS fly daily at various times and average around 11 hours per flight to support combat operations. The 7th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control…

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Service Chiefs: Budget Uncertainty, Funding Levels are Biggest Challenges

Posted September 16, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The military service chiefs today unanimously named budget uncertainty and reduced funding levels leading to gaps in readiness as their most critical long-term budgetary challenges.

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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted September 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12, 2016, to officially cross more than 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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USAF on display at Africa Aerospace, Defence Expo

Posted September 16, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane South African students tour a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., at the African Aerospace and Defense Expo at Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa, Sept. 14, 2016. The U.S. military is exhibiting a C-17 Globemaster III, a KC-135 Stratotanker,…

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AFRL discovering what’s “bugging” military aircraft

Posted September 14, 2016 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph Air Force Research Laboratory biological materials and processing research team members perform sample tests of various aircraft locations at the conclusion of the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System process. As any aircraft maintainer can attest, corrosion is a major factor affecting the overall health of military aircraft. Anything from changing temperatures to…

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F-35, Aegis Combat System successfully demonstrate integration potential

Posted September 14, 2016 by

Two pre-eminent weapon systems, the F-35 Lightning II and Aegis Weapon System, worked together for the first time during a live fire exercise.

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