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33rd FW wheels up at Checkered Flag

Posted December 14, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson

The Eglin Air Force Base’s 33rd Fighter Wing deployed six F-35A Lightning II and 95 personnel to Checkered Flag 17-1 at Tyndall AFB, Fla., Dec. 5- 19.

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Army flies ‘hoverbike’ prototype

Posted January 18, 2017 by David McNally

The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from Department of Defense officials Jan. 10.

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Nellis F-15’s ‘odometer’ hits 10,000 flight hours

Posted February 6, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Aircraft 83-3014, an F-15 Eagle, sits on the flightline after reaching 10,000 flight hours during a sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 25, 2017. The aircraft is the first F-15 assigned to a Nellis AFB unit to hit the 10,000 hour milestone. She’s more…

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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

Posted February 22, 2017 by Holly Jordan

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

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Defense

U.S. Air Force trains alongside Japanese. South Korean counterparts

Posted March 24, 2017 by

An Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a bilateral mission in the vicinity of Japan yesterday with Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15J Eagles, followed by a bilateral mission with South Korean Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons carried out in South Korean airspace.

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New Hunter, Killer platform undergoes testing at MFIX 2017

Posted April 15, 2017 by Monica K. Guthrie

As technology advances, so too does the need for Soldiers to be able to multitask without forfeiting their primary duty. With new multi-domain platforms, the Army hopes to give Soldiers the equipment to handle the added responsibility.

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due June 16

Posted May 10, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Air Force photograph The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board is accepting applications from interested total force officers and civilians. Rated officers and acquisition engineers are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by June 16, 2017. Application packages for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by June…

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Multi-domain battle requires non-stovepipe solutions, say leaders

Posted May 26, 2017 by David Vergun

During a recent military exercise with Australian soldiers, it took them two hours to establish connectivity with U.S. systems, said Gen. Robert B. Brown.

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Defense

Mattis says DOD needs years to correct effects of sequestration

Posted June 14, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Even if Congress acts now to rid the Defense Department of looming sequestration spending cuts, it will take years of stable and higher budgets for DOD to dig out of the readiness hole, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 13. The secretary discussed the President’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget…

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Defense

Australia steps up to jam

Posted July 5, 2017 by

Raytheon photo illustration Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) on EA-18G Growler. The Royal Australian Air Force’s intent to collaborate on the development of the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (Increment 1) (NGJ-MB) program is on track to become a reality with the assistance of the Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office and the Navy…

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