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Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

Posted February 5, 2016 by Carlotta Maneice

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Training squadron ‘doubles down’ in effort to grow RPA pilot ranks

Posted February 5, 2016 by Dan Hawkins

The 558th Flying Training Squadron ramped up efforts to double the remotely piloted aircraft pilot ranks with the start of its first 24-person class Jan. 11 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Texas.

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AFRL welcomes two new leaders

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Air Force photograph Michael Huggins is the new chief engineer and technical engineering authority for the Aerospace Directorate for Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The directorate chief engineer position was transferred to Edwards AFB and Huggins will divide his time in offices at both locations. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory saw…

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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted February 5, 2016 by A1C Ridge Shan

A 61st Fighter Squadron pilot made history Feb. 2 as the first Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II.

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Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

Posted February 3, 2016 by by Patty Welsh Hanscom AFB, Mass.

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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Carter previews FY2017 defense budget request

Posted February 3, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Addressing diverse global challenges requires new thinking, new postures in some regions and new and enhanced capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 2 during a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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Standardizing base camps could achieve efficiencies, save money

Posted February 1, 2016 by Bob Reinert

As a former Army officer, Dave Roy knows that commanders seek to upgrade base camps as time passes. "We're taught, it is ingrained in us," Roy said. "If you're going to be in any one place for any amount of time, you improve your position."

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Navy to christen Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

Posted January 29, 2016 by

The Navy will christen its newest Freedom variant littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a 10 a.m., CST, Jan. 30 in Marinette, Wisc. Sioux City, designated LCS 11, honors the city of Sioux City, Iowa. Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of Naval Operations, will serve as principal speaker. Mary Winnefeld, wife of…

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Army to go universal with UAS operator training

Posted January 29, 2016 by J.D. Leipold

The Army is working toward a universal control interface for unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, that will help operators pilot more than one type.

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Nellis goes full throttle for Red Flag 16-1

Posted January 29, 2016 by SrA. Alex Fox Echols III

Combat air forces squadrons from across the world joined Tyndall Air Force Base’s Checkertails at Nellis AFB, Nevada, this week for the joint-training, full-spectrum, readiness exercise, Red Flag 16-1.

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