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Evolution of GPS: From Desert Storm to today’s users

Posted March 25, 2016 by

‘In a desert, it's easy to get lost. There are no roads, no signposts, nor vegetation to give locational clues.

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90 female missileers, B-52 aircrews make history

Posted March 23, 2016 by

Ninety female missileers made Air Force history March 22 as the first all-female missile alert crews to serve on alert at three intercontinental ballistic missile wings simultaneously.

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‘Big 8’ initiative, Army Operating Concept will build the future Army

Posted March 23, 2016 by Supunnee Ulibarri

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed TRADOC’s perspectives on “Big 8” initiatives and how the Army Operating Concept will build the future Army during the 2016 Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium at the Van Braun Center, March 17. “As the Army looks to…

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F-35 program making progress, executing ‘fairly well’

Posted March 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The chief of the F-35 program detailed “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of the Joint Strike Fighter during testimony before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces March 22. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan said that overall the once-troubled fighter is “executing fairly well across the…

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AF Research Lab seeks to turn waste into energy

Posted March 23, 2016 by Holly Jordan

It may seem like a scene from “Back to the Future,” but the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to turn fiction into reality with a nearly $7 million waste-to-energy project.

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95-year-old lost U.S. Navy ship mystery solved

Posted March 23, 2016 by PO2 David Ziegler

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy announced the discovery of World War I-era fleet tugboat USS Conestoga (AT 54), 95 years after her disappearance with 56 officers and Sailors, at the Navy Memorial, March 23. NOAA located Conestoga, the last U.S. Navy ship to be lost without a trace, in the…

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Unmanned Aerial System: More than just remote controlled planes

Posted March 21, 2016 by Sgt. David Nathaniel Beckstrom

Soldiers with 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, provide a set of eyes in the sky in the fight against Daesh through the use of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems.

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Army researchers explore future rotorcraft technologies

Posted March 21, 2016 by David McNally

The U.S. Army is moving ahead with research on potential new component-level technologies for future rotorcraft. A team from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory completed the first-ever live-fire test of a rotor blade with individual blade control technology in mid-January.

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Navy, Air Force depots team up to ensure F-15s are ready when needed

Posted March 21, 2016 by

A broken grinding machine and a phone call is leading to an emerging partnership between the Navy's Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Air Force's Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex to get the Air Force's venerable F-15s back in the air faster.

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Legacy components to be replaced on newest Apache aircraft

Posted March 21, 2016 by Kari Hawkins

The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft's 40-year-old technology.

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