Defense

Carter: Ties to tech, innovation communities critical to DOD

Posted November 16, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

The ties between the Defense Department and commercial technology and innovation keep the U.S. military agile as it meets today’s challenges and remains ready for the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Nov. 14.

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Hill AFB conducts Combat Power exercise

Posted November 21, 2018 by

The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018, and launched 35 F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.

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VAQ-138 Detachment arrives at Clark Air Base

Posted June 17, 2016 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Hernan Vidana An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 departs Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during Exercise Valiant Shield 14. The biennial U.S.-only exercise focuses on engaging units at sea, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. YOKOSUKA, Japan–The first…

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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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Army patents new blast debris protective harness

Posted October 14, 2016 by Jane Benson

Engineers and designers at the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new design for a harness that protects its wearer from blast debris.

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F-35 touches down for the first time in South America

Posted April 2, 2018 by Kiley Dougherty

Air Force graphic Graphic commemorating two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing landing in South America for the 2018 Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio marking the first time the F-35 has been to South America. Two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base,…

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Holloman, German Air Force fly last mission as next-door neighbors

Posted August 31, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Rosine

As a German air force Tornado and U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon taxi down Holloman’s runway for takeoff Aug. 17, 2017, it is the beginning of the end -- a conclusion of  more than two decades of training and friendship.

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F-35 Pax River ITF expands expeditionary envelope for Marine Corps

Posted January 26, 2018 by

The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force team brings the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B one step closer to initial operational test and evaluation as they wrap up testing of the F-35B STOVL envelope with sloped surface vertical landing tests January and February at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C.

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Maker Hub, AFRL ‘sprint’ to innovation

Posted December 5, 2018 by John Harrington

Air Force photograph by John Harrington Joe Althaus, Wright Brothers Institute Rapid Innovation Program manager, determines the power consumption of a piece of equipment as Isaac Weintraub, Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate electronics engineer, observes during a rapid innovation session at AFRL’s Maker Hub. Rapid prototyping such as this supports Secretary of the…

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Around the Air Force: May 13

Posted May 16, 2016 by

This look around the Air Force takes us to a memorial for explosive ordnance disposal technicians at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; discusses the B-21 naming contest; and commemorates four decades of the U-2 in South Korea.

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