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Disbrow delivers State of the AF

Posted March 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium here March 3., 2017.

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Defense

Airmen strengthen forward capability in Bulgaria

Posted February 12, 2016 by A1C Luke Kitterman

Airmen from the 352nd Special Operations Wing supported deterrence-specific training here in conjunction with the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Feb. 9-11.

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News Briefs – August 15, 2016

Posted August 15, 2016 by

Housing companies fined for illegally evicting military Two housing companies have been fined for illegally evicting military service members and their families from rental homes in Southern California. In a settlement with the Department of Justice, Lincoln Military Property Management and San Diego Family Housing agreed to pay $260,000 in penalties and fines covering four…

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Defense

F-35 program moving forward, addressing challenges

Posted February 12, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program is moving forward while addressing various challenges, the program’s executive officer said Feb. 10. “In the big picture, I would tell you that the program right now is accelerating, growing and changing,” Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan said at a media roundtable in Arlington, Virginia. He detailed…

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Defense

AFIT team develops enhanced imaging system to aid in SAR, security and surveillance

Posted January 29, 2016 by Sandy Simison

The Sensors Exploitation Research Group at the Air Force Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Michael J. Mendenhall, has honed in on the process of differentiating human skin from other materials within an image to reduce false detection.

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MQ-1B accident investigation report released

Posted January 31, 2018 by

Crew error and datalink issues caused an MQ-1B to crash Feb. 2, 2016, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released Jan. 30, 2018. The MQ-1B was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and operated by a launch…

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Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

Posted March 28, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

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Better communication with industry key to improving contracting, says ACC commander

Posted April 28, 2017 by David Vergun

War fighters are best supported by giving them what they need to fight in a timely manner, said Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson.

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes operational assessment

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Navy photograph The MQ-8C Fire Scout completes a test flight Nov. 19 at the Point Mugu Sea Range in California. This flight was one of 11 operational assessment events to validate the system’s performance, endurance and reliability. The MQ-8C Fire Scout completed has three week operational assessment period Nov. 20 at Naval Base Ventura County…

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Navy’s newest carrier-based catapult, trap systems steadily advance through test

Posted July 30, 2018 by

One year ago, the Navy’s newest aircraft launch and recovery systems successfully conducted historic first sorties aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford.

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