Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais
Defense

Newest F-22 demo pilot certifies at Shaw AFB

Posted December 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais

It’s a warm, sunny day and the flightline at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., is inexplicably quiet. An F-22 Raptor sits idly on the concrete in front of Hangar 1200, its twin vertical stabilizers and larger frame making it stick out like a sore thumb among the base’s many F-16 Fighting Falcons.

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Air Force photograph by SMSgt. Roger Parsons
Defense

JSTARS Recapitalization moving forward with radar risk reduction

Posted April 8, 2016 by Patty Welsh

The Air Force's JSTARS Recap program took another step forward March 24, 2016, with the awarding of two contract actions for radar risk reduction efforts.

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First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers

Posted March 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise.

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Navy photograph by PO2 Victoria Kinney
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U.S., U.K. start mine countermeasure exercise in Arabian Gulf

Posted October 21, 2016 by PO2 Tyler Thompson

Navy photograph by PO2 Victoria Kinney U.S. Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) ships USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Gladiator (MCM 11) and USS Dextrous (MCM 13) steam in formation with Royal navy ships RFA Lyme Bay (L 3007), HMS Middleton (M34), HMS Chiddingfold (M37), HMS Penzance (M106) and HMS Bangor (M109) with two MH-53 helicopters from…

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Army photograph by Spec. Rose Athena Wolford
Defense

DOD policy chief urges U.S.-Russian collaboration on mutual-interest issues

Posted July 23, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Pentagon’s chief policy maker addressed the Aspen Security Forum July 20 about the need for the United States and Russia to seek common collaboration on issues of national security concern as such opportunities might arise.

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Around the Air Force: March 9

Posted March 12, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson talks about improving the quality of life for Air Force families, and the Air Force has announced the creation of a new information operations technical training school.

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Defense

Eglin pilots experiment with new aircraft

Posted August 18, 2017 by

Air Force senior leaders and international visitors gathered at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., to observe the ongoing Light Attack Experiment Aug. 9, 2017.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Stepehn G. Eigel
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US, Japan rescue squadrons save downed pilot

Posted September 26, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Stepehn G. Eigel Capt. Zack Martin, a 33rd Rescue Squadron pilot, was part of the team that rescued a Marine pilot after he ejected from his AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet Sept. 22, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The pilot ejected safely from his aircraft and was rescued…

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Navy announces director of JSF fleet integration

Posted April 13, 2016 by

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 12, that Rear Adm. Roy “Trigger” Kelley will be appointed as the director, Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration. Kelley will direct the Department of the Navy’s Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration Office, establishing unity of command and effort for the integration of the F-35 into the…

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Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Scott Tynes
Defense

DOD’s technological superiority depends on out-innovating adversaries

Posted September 21, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Future Defense Department technological superiority hinges on the department's ability to out-innovate its adversaries, rethink how it sources technology and perhaps rethink its models for product delivery, the assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering said Thursday, Sept 15.

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