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New ‘Chem milling’ process garners positive reaction by producing parts quickly

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Bubbles of hydrogen gas boiled and rolled as electroplater Marissa DeMent dunked a new piece of what will become an F/A-18 Hornet’s aluminum exterior component into a chemical bath at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.

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AF announces FY16 aviator bonuses: RPA pilots eligible for first time

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2016 Aviator Retention Pay or Critical Skills Retention Bonus programs, Air Force officials announced Dec. 15. “The cost to train and develop our Airmen is a significant investment for the Air Force,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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Test team aims at new machine gun for Pave Hawk

Posted January 13, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

Arriving in the rain, an HH-60G Pave Hawk landed Jan. 5 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to begin testing the ballistic dispersion of a GAU-21 .50-caliber machine gun.

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Defense secretary visits China Lake

Posted February 8, 2016 by

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., on Feb. 2 for a tour and discussion about the innovative work going on at the command.

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Laser weapons development by 2023

Posted February 26, 2016 by David Vergun

Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J. Miller responded: "I believe we're very close."

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F-35A training syllabus advances ahead of IOC

Posted March 14, 2016 by Capt. Hope Cronin

Air Force photograph by Capt. Hope R. Cronin An Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., F-35A Lightning II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to MacDill AFB, Fla., approximately 100 miles off the Gulf Coast March 2, following the 58th Fighter Squadron’s first successful munition employment at a nearby range. Airmen from the 33rd Fighter…

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Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs.

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633 mph — nothing to mach

Posted April 20, 2016 by A1C Randahl J. Jenson

"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six …”

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BLUE: Out of Vietnam

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. In this episode of BLUE, we introduce two Air Force Vietnam War veterans and an unbelievable story of friendship and reconciliation.

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Around the Air Force

Posted May 18, 2016 by

This look around the Air Force takes us to California where explosive ordnance disposal Airmen are participating in exercise Half-Life; and to Hulburt Field, Florida, for exercise Emerald Warrior. Hosted by Senior Airman Nicholas Koetz

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