Defense

AFRL team looks to solve fatigue issues for C-5 crew members

Posted September 19, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by JD Bales A lightweight and foldable seat is one of two initial prototype designs created by Air Force Research Laboratory researchers in an effort to implement a safer and less fatiguing way for Air Force crew members to perform flight duties. An aircraft seat may seem inconsequential, but when a simple…

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Army crowdsources ideas for innovation

Posted December 14, 2016 by David Vergun

In October, the Army launched Army Ideas for Innovation, or AI2, a digital crowdsourcing program that solicits ideas for how the Army can become more innovative. Any member of the Department of Defense community with a CAC card can participate. AI2 is located at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/ai2. “AI2 provides a platform for unleashing the creativity of the…

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Sioux City, USS Wichita

Posted August 24, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of two Littoral Combat Ships, the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and USS Wichita (LCS 13), during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisc., Aug. 22. Sioux City and Wichita, respectively, are the 14th and 15th Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) to be delivered to the…

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Board for Corrections of Naval Records, VA partner for online Q&A session

Posted August 24, 2016 by

The Department of the Navy Board for Corrections of Naval Records (BCNR) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are teaming up Aug. 26 to host a live Facebook question and answer session. The Q&A will be held at noon, EDT,[9 a.m., PDT] on the Navy’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USNavy. The live chat will provide current…

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Army finds promise in durable material for future Soldier combat helmets

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

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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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Yesterday’s Air Force: ICBM evolution

Posted November 29, 2017 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the evolution of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program from initiation during the Cold War to becoming America’s most powerful nuclear deterrent.

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Expert: Rapid modeling of new systems vital to countering threats

Posted November 2, 2015 by David Vergun

Winning in an increasingly complex world means overcoming unforeseen and rapidly-emerging threats. The Army and the rest of the Department of Defense cannot yet effectively counter unanticipated threats with new weapons systems.

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New laser-guided rocket capability tested

Posted October 5, 2016 by

Team Eglin [Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,] answered the warfighter’s call to rapidly test, integrate and deploy a high precision, low collateral weapon for immediate use in theater – in just six months.

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Trump signs order to create U.S. Space Command

Posted December 21, 2018 by Lolita C. Baldor

President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command Dec. 18, an effort to better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. Trump signed a one-page memorandum authorizing the Defense Department to create the new command. Speaking at the Kennedy…

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