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Triple Nickle participates in Green Flag 16-8

Posted August 3, 2016 by A1C Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by A1C Kevin Tanenbuam SrA. Manuel Jimenez, 555th Fighter Squadron crew chief, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2, 2016. The 555th FS flew to Fort Irwin, Calif. to participate in Green Flag 16-8. F-16s assigned to…

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Air Force releases new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile solicitation

Posted August 3, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force released July 29 a request for proposals for its Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD, intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program. Up to two contract awards are expected in 4th quarter fiscal year 2017. GBSD is the follow-on to the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBM. The launch systems and weapon system C2 physical infrastructure being…

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U.S. Air Force signs first-ever CRADA of its kind

Posted August 3, 2016 by Bill Hancock

A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement has been signed between the Air Force and Textron AirLand, LLC, a Textron Inc. company of Wichita, Kansas.  Under this collaborative agreement, the United States Air Force Airworthiness Office will provide an airworthiness assessment of the Model 530 Scorpion, a non-DOD military aircraft designed, developed and funded by Textron…

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NAVAIR marks first flight with 3-D printed, safety-critical parts

Posted August 1, 2016 by

Naval Air Systems Command marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing techniques, July 29, 2016.

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Air Force researching advanced manufacturing techniques for aircraft parts replacement

Posted August 1, 2016 by Bryan Ripple

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $10 million research project for refining the efficiency of Air Force aircraft part replacement to America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, located in Youngstown, Ohio. This will be the first project under a new five-year cooperative agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and America…

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Cyber, space, Middle East join nuclear triad topics at deterrence meeting

Posted July 29, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The nuclear triad still is seen as a critical deterrent against aggression by U.S. adversaries, but all speakers during a U.S. Strategic Command meeting panel July 27 also discussed the need for deterrence in the cyber and space domains, and the Middle East.

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F-35A program has come a long way thanks to Hill airmen

Posted July 29, 2016 by Micah Garbarino

Airmen of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have been hard at work preparing the aircraft for combat readiness since receiving the first operational F-35A Lightning IIs in September 2015.

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Air Force, Army units collaborate to enhance interoperability

Posted July 29, 2016 by Jodi Ames

Air Force photograph by SrA.Areca T. Bell NATO service members prepare for a jump exchange prior to Saber Junction 16, April 5, 2016, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The exercise involved the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 16 allied and European nations conducting land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating…

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Navy names destroyer for Medal of Honor recipient

Posted July 29, 2016 by

In a ceremony at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., July 28, 2016, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. Barnum also served…

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F-15 unit tests new game-changing processor

Posted July 29, 2016 by Jasmine Porterfield

The Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed an historic test mission July 8 on an aircraft system that will enhance the life and lethality of the F-15.

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