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Aircraft milk stool revamp on the way — saving money, preventing injuries

Posted June 11, 2018 by Donna Lindner

Air Force photograph by Capt. Jason Goins The Junior Force Warfighters Operations in the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate discuss replacing the old 85-pound milk stool for the C-130 aircraft with Tech. Sgt. Shawn Cooper. Amidst its latest efforts to cut costs and prevent injuries to Airmen around the globe, the Air…

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AF selects Holloman AFB as preferred location for interim F-16 training squadrons

Posted November 18, 2016 by

The Air Force selected Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., as the preferred alternative for the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons created to increase fighter pilot production as the service faces a growing pilot shortage. Holloman AFB was selected as the preferred location because site survey analysis concluded it has the capacity…

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Air Force, Walt Disney Co. receive operations research award

Posted April 21, 2017 by

Courtesy photograph Members of the Air Force Studies, Analysis and Assessments directorate received the INFORMS Prize April 3, 2017, at a gala in Las Vegas, Nev. The award is given to organizations that have repeatedly applied the principles of operations research in pioneering, carried, novel and lasting ways. Members of the Air Force Studies, Analysis…

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146th Airlift Wing joins California Guard wildfire fight

Posted August 19, 2016 by Capt. Will Martin

California Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Nick Carzis A California Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft drops fire retardant over Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to fight California wildfires, July 19, 2013. The California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing has activated two C-130J Hercules aircraft, joining state and…

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Army accelerates fielding of mission-command vehicle upgrades

Posted September 1, 2017 by Dan Lafontaine

Army photograph A Soldier uses the capabilities of the Joint Battle Command-Platform inside a combat vehicle. Recognizing high demand for the systems and significant impact on operations, Army Forces Command requested an accelerated pace to reach all Active, Reserve and National Guard units with completion no later than 2024, two years ahead of the initial…

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Bulgaria, US commence joint air policing

Posted September 12, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden

The United States and Bulgarian air forces will conduct the first ever joint NATO air policing mission in Bulgaria, Sept. 9-16.

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Army seeks better, lighter munitions for UAS, attack helicopters, general says

Posted May 4, 2018 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Sean Brady A Soldier with Delta Company, 25th Aviation Regiment inspects the airframe of an MQ-1C Gray Eagle at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The Army needs a family of lightweight, longer-range precision munitions to fire from its fleet of unmanned aerial systems and attack helicopters, said Maj. Gen. Frank Tate. Tate,…

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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Posted January 9, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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Goldfein: Committed to joint warfighting

Posted October 7, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein addressed a standing room only crowd during a multi-domain battle contemporary forum at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4.

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U.S. missile defense site opens in Romania, Russia sees threat

Posted May 13, 2016 by Alison Mutler

A U.S missile defense site in Romania aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats became operational May 12, angering Russia, which opposes having the advanced military system in its former area of influence.

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