Defense

BACN improves communication for deployed troops

Posted November 28, 2018 by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois

There is an aircraft that is so unique, you can only find it in one place -- not even the pilots who fly the aircraft can touch it until they are deployed to this specific location.

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First Italian F-35 mission highlights partnerships

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Two Italian pilots completed their initial F-35 Lightning II training flights Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., marking the first F-35 flights under control of Italian pilots.

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Fighter wings successfully field test F-35A ammunition loader

Posted June 16, 2017 by Donovan K. Potter

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, the Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use.

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Army advances PTSD, other cognitive research through latest partnership

Posted January 31, 2018 by

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., from Newton, Penn., have partnered to expand on early research that could mean new interventions for improving Soldier readiness and resilience, as well as reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Posted September 22, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. April Lapetoda

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.

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Defense

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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Meet Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot

Posted September 7, 2018 by Bryan Magaña

Before she climbed into the world’s most advanced fighter jet to become the Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot, Col. Gina “Torch” Sabric had already flown 10 airframes and racked up 22 years of flying experience.

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Defense

‘Trial by Flag’ for new F-35A pilots

Posted February 15, 2019 by

It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of chatter coming through his helmet. In the sky ahead are more than 60 advanced enemy aircraft, flown by some of the best fighter pilots in the world. Welcome to Red Flag.

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KC-46 team wins DOD environmental award

Posted April 22, 2016 by

The KC-46A Pegasus program’s Environment, Safety and Occupational Health team was named the Defense Department’s top large program in environmental excellence in weapon system acquisition April 22.

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On the modern battlefield, ordinary Soldiers must also prepare to be frontline medics

Posted July 26, 2017 by David Vergun

When Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland left Afghanistan in 2013, he said he remembers troops there had an expectation that medevac helicopters would evacuate the wounded within the so-called "golden hour"

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