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Around the Air Force: Aug. 12

Posted August 15, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force discuss the budget and operations during the State of the Air Force; the B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Straotofortress make history in Guam; and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa…

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Future VR training will blend global partners, air, armor, ground forces

Posted November 16, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

The Army is now working to tie together all of its simulations for combined-arms training to allow for the eventual inclusion of both joint and multi-national partners.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 2, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force a reduction in ancillary training is announced, cyberattacks are the leading strategic threat and a preview of the latest episode of BLUE features Air Force tankers.

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AFRL develops integrated weapons analysis capability to meet warfighter needs

Posted December 30, 2015 by Jeanne Dailey

The Air Force Research Laboratory commander, Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, wants an integrated analysis capability and common framework that allows understanding the effectiveness of directed energy and kinetic weapons, whether used separately, cooperatively or synergistically.

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Weapons school officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike

Posted February 8, 2017 by Lawrence Crespo

Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for a transatlantic flight to Libya Jan. 18, 2017, in what would become the B-2s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011.

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Idaho deployment to push F-35 limits

Posted June 6, 2016 by Kari Tilton

Eight F-35A aircraft and 160 personnel from Hill Air Force Base, Idaho, will depart this week for rigorous operational testing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, through June 17. This marks the first time Hill's operational F-35s will travel out of state for training.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Posted July 17, 2017 by Joyce M. Conant,

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.

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Navy considers electric gun for a Zumwalt-class destroyer

Posted February 15, 2016 by David Sharp

BATH, Maine–Development of a futuristic weapon depicted in video games and science fiction is going well enough that a Navy admiral wants to skip an at-sea prototype in favor of installing an operational unit aboard a destroyer planned to go into service in 2018. The Navy has been testing an electromagnetic railgun and could have…

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Bittersweet goodbyes: Last S-3 Viking leaves Navy service

Posted January 13, 2016 by Kimberly Brown

After more than 40 years of service, the last S-3B Viking in U.S. Navy service launched one last time from the runway at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., Jan. 11.

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Army engineers get hands-on with futuristic tiltrotor aircraft

Posted February 15, 2019 by

Courtesy photograph From left: Army aerospace engineers Andrew Kreshock, Dr. Matthew Floros, Bell Innovation Team Manager Andrea Chavez, and Army aerospace engineer Dr. Hao Kang tour a Texas facility where aircraft manufactor Bell is working on its Joint Multi Role Technology demonstrator. Army aerospace engineers visited an aircraft manufactuer in Texas, to explore potential areas…

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