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From whales, to silver foxes to refugees

Posted May 6, 2016 by Warren Duffie

Meet EMILY the robotic lifeguard -- officially known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard -- a remote-controlled buoy recently used to rescue nearly 300 Syrian migrants from drowning off the Greek island of Lesbos, Office of Naval Research officials announced May 5.

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Nevada Air Guard unit begins MAFFS transition

Posted May 6, 2016 by TSgt. Emerson Marcus

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. Nicholas Carzis A line of water is dropped high above the Los Angeles Forest from a Air National Guard C-130 containing the MAFFS (Modular Airborne Firefighting System) system used to combat wild fires during annual MAFFS training on May 3 2016. CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif.–He watched as…

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Developmental, operational testers fly at Red Flag-Alaska

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by A1C Javier Alvarez A 53rd Wing F-15 Eagle from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, as part of Red Flag-Alaska, May 3, 2016. The F-15 is deployed to JBER for Red Flag-Alaska, a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and international forces,…

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Moody AFB airmen send F-4 into retirement

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by A1C Lauren M. Hunter TSgt. Jason Rodocker, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, chisels a screw on a side panel of an F-4 Phantom II, April 28, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The F-4 retired from the Air Force and will now sit in the Veteran’s Memorial…

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Air Force conducts weapons evaluation at Hill, Utah Test and Training Range

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range will host fighter and bomber aircraft performing critical combat training and weapons testing May 2-14.

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BLUE: Out of Vietnam

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. In this episode of BLUE, we introduce two Air Force Vietnam War veterans and an unbelievable story of friendship and reconciliation.

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Military tests unmanned ship designed for seafaring missions

Posted May 4, 2016 by Julie Watson

The military is starting tests on the world’s largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board. The so-called “Sea Hunter” has the potential to revolutionize not only the military’s maritime operations but commercial shipping, according to military officials….

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Large force exercise tests software, range

Posted May 4, 2016 by

For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with a Large Force Exercise intended to test and validate new software configuration sets for the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft series April 18-29.

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SMC creates remote sensing data lab

Posted May 4, 2016 by

The Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Directorate is opening a new data utilization laboratory in Boulder, Colo. The lab will provide an innovation environment to develop and demonstrate applications that can maximize utilization of remote sensing data to support joint warfighter operations in the field.  The lab will offer academia, industry and other…

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