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E-2D Advanced Hawkeye arrives in Japan

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Ernest R. Scott An E-2D Hawkeye assigned to the Tiger Tails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 flies over Naval Station Norfolk. VAW-125 provides airborne early warning and command and control to Carrier Air Wing 1 and is assigned aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Carrier…

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Air Force invites industry for light attack platform experiment

Posted March 24, 2017 by

The Air Force released an industry Invitation to Participate today to evaluate the military utility of light attack platforms in future force structure. The invitation is part of a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options. The live-fly experiment is an element of the Light Attack Capabilities Experimentation Campaign run by the…

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Air Force, small business partner develop a ‘big data’ bridge between past and future designs

Posted April 20, 2016 by Timothy Anderl

The mission of the United States Air Force is "to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."

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Face of Defense: First Marine completes aviator immersion program

Posted June 24, 2016 by Marine Corps Cpl. Kimberlyn Adams

Courtesy photograph Marine Corps Capt. Jason Grimes, a UH-1Z Cobra pilot with Marine Light Attack Squadron 369 and a Hibbing, Minnesota, native, who is the first pilot to complete the Aviator Immersion Program, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2016. Grimes completed the training with 2nd Battalion, 4th…

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AFRL researchers push limits in high-temperature, polymer additive manufacturing

Posted March 21, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Air Force photograph by Dr. Hilmar Koerner Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory have demonstrated the ability to additively manufacture high temperature polymer composites for use in extreme environments. The material, made with carbon fiber infused polymer resin and selective laser sintering, has potential use in engine components and on the leading and tail…

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Carter ‘remains optimistic’ about defense spending bill, spokesman says

Posted June 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks about pending budget legislation during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Md., May 17, 2016. At a June 16, 2016, news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget the Defense Department…

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Sequestration poses biggest threat to readiness, military leaders say

Posted March 16, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The biggest challenge to the military’s readiness is sequestration, military leaders said March 15 on Capitol Hill. Sequestration is a provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that imposes across-the-board spending cuts if Congress and the White House cannot agree on more targeted cuts aimed at reducing the budget deficit. The uncertain and restrictive…

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AMC commander directs Dover C-5 stand-down

Posted July 19, 2017 by

Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy from the 436th Airlift Wing flies over New Jersey while lit by the setting sun. The C-5, one of the largest military aircraft, provides the Air Force with heavy intercontinental strategic airlift capability. The 436th Airlift Wing is located at Dover…

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Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

Posted March 28, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

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AFIT team develops enhanced imaging system to aid in SAR, security and surveillance

Posted January 29, 2016 by Sandy Simison

The Sensors Exploitation Research Group at the Air Force Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Michael J. Mendenhall, has honed in on the process of differentiating human skin from other materials within an image to reduce false detection.

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