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AFRL lighting the way for military aircrews

Posted March 29, 2017 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by Holly Jordan New portable temporary landing zone lighting, designed by Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate junior force researchers, offers a portable, reliable and more fully-featured solution to aging legacy portable lighting systems. Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) junior force researchers resolved an issue of…

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

Posted June 13, 2018 by

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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President, first lady praise Air Force members, families

Posted September 18, 2017 by

Celebrating the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump saluted airmen and their families during their visit Sept. 15 to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The official birthday of the Air Force is Sept. 18, 1947. The First Lady opened the event by thanking “the brave…

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45th Space Wing successfully launches Falcon 9 SES-9

Posted March 7, 2016 by

The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the SES-9 communications satellite March 4 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout IOC test, evaluation complete

Posted July 9, 2018 by Lt. j.g. Caroline Zotti

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, June 29.

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The B-21 has a name: Raider

Posted September 19, 2016 by Mike Martin

The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the results of the Air Force Global Strike Command led naming contest alongside selected members during her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2016….

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Celebrating 50 years of the CMSAF

Posted April 3, 2017 by

In April 1967, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Airey set on a path untraveled by any other Airman in the U.S. Air Force. “It was 50 years ago that [Airey] became the first Airman bestowed the honor of being called chief master sergeant of the Air Force,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L….

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F-35A enters BAF for first time to undergo electromagnetic effects tests

Posted November 13, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or “Triple E” by the team. “What that means is we’re testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don’t interfere with each other,” said Jeff…

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Soldiers teach western medical practices to Djiboutian caretakers

Posted January 27, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams Sgt. Sarah DeArcy, a civil affairs team medic with C Company, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, coaches SOS Village d’Enfants in Tadjoura caretakers on how to perform the abdominal thrust technique during a first aid discussion group on Jan. 3, 2017. The discussion group covered various medical topics and…

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NAWCWD celebrates 70 years at Point Mugu

Posted October 31, 2016 by

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and nearly 200 community members and alumni marked 70 years of history at Point Mugu, Calif., during a ceremony in Hangar 324 on Oct. 27.

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