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Aircraft milk stool revamp on the way — saving money, preventing injuries

Posted June 11, 2018 by Donna Lindner

Air Force photograph by Capt. Jason Goins The Junior Force Warfighters Operations in the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate discuss replacing the old 85-pound milk stool for the C-130 aircraft with Tech. Sgt. Shawn Cooper. Amidst its latest efforts to cut costs and prevent injuries to Airmen around the globe, the Air…

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Atomic Age: Alamogordo and the bomb

Posted July 20, 2018 by Arlan Ponder

Courtesy photograph The birth of the Atomic Age took place precisely at 5:29 a.m., July 16, 1945, on a remote 18 mile by 24 mile portion of the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range northwest of then-Alamogordo Army Air Field, N.M. On a rain-soaked Monday morning in 1945 in an area known to locals and early…

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New DOD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

Posted August 6, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Deployed service members are going to have to ditch their “geolocation devices” in response to a new memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan. This includes physical fitness aids, applications in phones that track locations, and other devices and apps that pinpoint and track the location of individuals. “Effective immediately, Defense Department personnel are…

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F-35C Lightning II conducts operational test-1 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln

Posted August 29, 2018 by PO2 Jacques-Larent Jean-Gilles

Navy photograph by Seaman Maxwell Anderson An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the Rough Raiders of Strike Fighter Squadron 125 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications. F-35C Lightning II aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 are conducting…

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First Hawaii deployment proves B-2 strategic flexibility to ensure free, open Indo-Pacific

Posted October 5, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force deployment is parked on the flightline Sept. 26, 2018. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber with a wingspan…

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NATO program develops tactical leaders

Posted October 15, 2015 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

Fighter pilots from seven allied countries, including the U.S., U.K., Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, and Italy completed the NATO Tactical Leadership Program in Albacete, Spain, Oct. 9.

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Future Vertical Lift getting top-notch design architecture

Posted November 9, 2015 by David Vergun

Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, is an initiative looking at the next-generation of rotorcraft for 2040 and beyond for the U.S. military. FVL recently added new architecture, which promises to increase safety and security and reduce cost overruns, delays and performance problems, according to Alex Boydston.

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Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

Posted December 2, 2015 by Audra Calloway

While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

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Army technology team helps field robot

Posted December 28, 2015 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives, or CBRNE, threats from a safe distance.

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Chief of Naval Research helps steer new tech for fleet

Posted January 18, 2016 by Warren Duffie

On Jan. 13, Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter gave the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association's 28th Annual National Symposium, held in Crystal City, Va.

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