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Unmanned resupply vehicle could reduce combat casualties

Posted September 12, 2016 by David McNally

Researchers and engineers showcased a Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV, during a recent visit by commanding general of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

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576th FLTS realigns administratively under 20th Air Force

Posted October 3, 2016 by Carla Pampe

The Air Force Global Strike Command Operations Directorate will transfer administrative control of the 576th Flight Test Squadron to the 20th Air Force Commander effective Oct. 1. According to Col. Craig Ramsey, the 576th FLTS commander, the purpose of this realignment is twofold: provide a clear administrative chain of command in a more typical military…

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Airmen provide mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska

Posted October 19, 2016 by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford

Over the course of 12 days in October with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier” Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1.

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Air Force releases accident report

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Air Force photograph An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft comes in for a ‘touch-and-go’ during a training mission, May 13, 2013. The MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily for munitions capability to support ground troops and base defense. An MQ-1B…

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Fort Benning graduates first women Armor officers

Posted December 2, 2016 by Keith R. Boydston

Capping off 19 weeks of intense training on tank platoon weapon systems, combined arms maneuver and security tactics, 65 officers, including the first 13 women, graduated Dec. 1, 2016, from the Army Armor Basic Officer Leader Course.

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Upgrade advances A-10s search capability

Posted January 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed.

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Poseidon agreement strengthens U.S., U.K. maritime aviation cooperation

Posted January 27, 2017 by

Navy photograph The British Royal Air Force is purchasing nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to be based in RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. Pictured here, a P-8A Poseidon aircraft departs Boeing Field in Seattle, heading to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 20, 2014. The aircraft joined other Poseidon aircraft as part of the War…

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QF-16 takes flight at Holloman

Posted February 15, 2017 by

A QF-16 drone sits on the flightline before its first flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Feb. 10, 2017. Lt. Col. Ronald King, the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, Det. 1 commander, piloted the drone during the first flight since the 82nd ATRS, Det. 1 transitioned from QF-4 Phantoms to QF-16s. The QF-16 serves as…

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Air Force revamping rescue exercise staged from Arizona base

Posted March 15, 2017 by Paul Davenport

The Air Force is doing a reset on a large training exercise during which helicopter crews and other personnel use parts of Arizona and neighboring states to practice rescues and extractions of downed aviators and other service members.

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Army Corps of Engineers making ‘significant progress’ in cleanups

Posted April 3, 2017 by David Vergun

Army Corps of Engineers photograph U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participate in cleanup of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Painesville site in Ohio. The Army Corps of Engineers has made “significant progress” in the cleanup of chemicals, toxins, radiation and other types of pollution at 5,357 sites across the United States, according to…

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