Defense

State of AF: Modernizing for next offset strategy

Posted February 29, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Budget plans are poised to keep the Air Force atop of its game, with a new bomber and advanced technology to help Airmen execute a future offset strategy, the head of the service announced at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26. “We’ve got to be forward thinking enough to balance winning today’s…

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Navy, Air Force depots team up to ensure F-15s are ready when needed

Posted March 21, 2016 by

A broken grinding machine and a phone call is leading to an emerging partnership between the Navy's Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Air Force's Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex to get the Air Force's venerable F-15s back in the air faster.

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U.S. Army successfully fires miniature hit-to-kill missile from new interceptor launch platform

Posted April 8, 2016 by Boyd Collins

The U.S. Army successfully fired a Miniature Hit-to-Kill missile from its newest launch platform , April 4, 2016.

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Hill depot facility becomes first to work on all F-35 variants

Posted April 22, 2016 by Alex R. Lloyd

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, became the first depot facility to perform modifications on all three F-35 Lightning II variants after it inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version April 15.

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Congested airspace likely challenge in future fight

Posted May 9, 2016 by David Vergun

By 2025, airspace over future battlefields will be extremely congested, as well as dangerous. That's one of several significant outcomes that came out of experiments conducted recently, said Col. Wayne Grieme.

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Around the Air Force: May 20

Posted May 20, 2016 by tomlear

This look around the Air Force features a B-52 Stratofortress accident at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Gen. Lori Robinson assumed command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command; and Edwards AFB, Calif., tested the RQ-4 Global Hawk in icy conditions, without ice.

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NRL seawater carbon capture process receives U.S. patent

Posted June 8, 2016 by Daniel Parry

The Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module (E-CEM), developed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, provides the Navy the capability to produce raw materials necessary to develop synthetic fuel stock at sea or in remote locations.

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Global Hawk gets innovative ISR payload adapter

Posted June 17, 2016 by Bill Hancock

Using a cooperative research and development agreement, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, partnering with Northrop Grumman and Air Combat Command, has developed an innovative solution to the tricky problem of how to connect existing and future information gathering sensor capabilities, not currently designed for the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Air Force kicks off Red Flag 16-3

Posted July 18, 2016 by TSgt. Julius Delos Reyes

The Air Force kicked off a three-week long Red Flag 16-3 exercise on July 11, 2016 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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