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Flexible batteries: Evolving energy for the ‘new’ reality

Posted October 12, 2016 by Marisa Novobilski

It’s a $7 million research industry today, expected to be worth $400 million by 2025. For researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, the “energy” spent in this research area is worth much more. By using highly conductive, flexible carbon nanotube mats, scientists here have developed a new type of flexible…

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A-29s arrive at Kabul in time for fighting season

Posted March 22, 2017 by Capt. Jason Smith

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, before the beginning of the 2017 fighting season. The aircraft will bolster the Afghan Air Force’s inventory from eight to 12 A-29s in country. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, as part of Resolute Support Mission,…

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Cody gives enlisted perspective at AFA

Posted February 26, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody spoke to a room of Airmen and civilians about today’s generation of Airmen and their families during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 25.

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Colorado

Posted September 27, 2017 by

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Colorado (SSN 788), the 15th submarine of the Virginia-class, Sept. 21. The submarine’s sponsor is Annie Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. The ship began construction in 2012 and is scheduled to commission in spring 2018. This next-generation attack submarine provides the…

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Senior enlisted leader discusses Afghan mission

Posted April 6, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Navy PO1 Dominique A. Pineiro Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, and Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman, talk while traveling from Train, Advise, Assist Command East at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk…

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AFRL breaks ground on state-of-the-art research facility

Posted May 11, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Kendahl Johnson Leaders at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., broke ground for the Navigation Technology Satellite Integration Laboratory, a $3.8 million state-of-the-art research facility that will allow the Air Force Research Laboratory to maintain vibrant in-house research capabilities. The 10,000 square foot facility is expected to be completed this fall. From…

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CENTCOM undertaking realignment to meet, defeat future threats

Posted February 28, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

Based on military progress in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, U.S. Central Command is undertaking an operational alignment and rebalancing effort to achieve three specific goals, CENTCOM commander Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel told the House Armed Services Committee Feb. 27, 2018.

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F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted April 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan An F-35A Lightning II taxis from the runway onto the flight line after successfully completing a sortie, Dec. 14, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The first F-35s will arrive in Norway in 2017. The F-35 is being adopted internationally by eight partner nations, including Norway, Italy…

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New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard

Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future.

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305 make next cut for enlisted RPA pilot selection

Posted November 10, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Air Force officials have chosen 305 active-duty enlisted Airmen for the next phase of the Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Selection Board process as part of a deliberate approach to enhance the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. “We have an incredibly talented pool of enlisted Airmen, and we’re confident that this rigorous selection process will…

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