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Air Force leaders present fiscal 2017 budget request

Posted March 18, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The military services’ secretaries and chiefs presented their respective branch’s fiscal year 2017 budget plan March 16 on Capitol Hill.

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New AER website built around online assistance

Posted June 8, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

A new Army Emergency Relief website is now up and running with an online assistance tool that is easy to navigate on mobile devices. “It now works well from a smart phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, whatever device,” said retired Col. Guy Shields of AER. AER conducted a “soft launch” of the website last month to…

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NAWCWD hosts MDA, Japanese for live-fire test of SM-3 Block IIA missile

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Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., hosted a live-fire test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile, a 21-inch diameter Standard Missile variant cooperatively developed by the United States and Japan for use with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program, on Dec. 8.

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

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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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Global Hawk gets innovative ISR payload adapter

Posted June 17, 2016 by Bill Hancock

Using a cooperative research and development agreement, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, partnering with Northrop Grumman and Air Combat Command, has developed an innovative solution to the tricky problem of how to connect existing and future information gathering sensor capabilities, not currently designed for the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long…

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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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Advanced structural health monitoring technology for weapon systems is one goal of new AFRL agreement

Posted November 22, 2016 by Mindy Cooper

A new agreement between the Air Force and academia will help advance critical technologies, such as those used to reliably monitor structures of the next-generation munitions airframes and other weapons systems. The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate recently signed an educational partnership agreement with Iowa State University of Science and Technology. The 28-month agreement…

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Pilot carries on four generations of tradition

Posted October 17, 2016 by Maj. Jolene Bottor-Ortiona

Some people say flying is in their DNA. That couldn’t be truer for Capt. John Lockheed, an Air Force Reserve pilot assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He’s a fourth-generation pilot -- continuing a family tradition that encompasses more than a century of flight.

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Ike carrier strike group conducts missile exercise

Posted March 18, 2016 by Lt. j.g. Christian Asaban

Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG) completed a multi-ship, live-fire exercise with the Standard Missile (SM-2), March 15.

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U.S. Airmen strengthen regional partnerships at ACE 17

Posted June 2, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel A 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, guides an F-15C Eagle onto the taxiway at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 26, in support of Arctic Challenge 2017. Through exercises like ACE 17, the U.S., allies and partner nations are…

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