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NASA, Army celebrate 50 years of rotorcraft collaboration

Posted November 16, 2015 by Kathy Barnstorff

U.S. helicopters, military and civilian, are safer and more efficient today in part because of a research partnership established 50 years ago between the U.S. Army and NASA.

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Australian Aerial refueler connects USAF and RAAF test teams

Posted December 11, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30 tanker that arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 30 is connecting the RAAF to the U.S. Air Force in a Coalition Tanker Aerial Refueling Certification Effort.

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Soldiers test robotics on ‘battlefield’

Posted January 6, 2016 by SSgt. Tramel S. Garrett

Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

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Nellis goes full throttle for Red Flag 16-1

Posted January 29, 2016 by SrA. Alex Fox Echols III

Combat air forces squadrons from across the world joined Tyndall Air Force Base’s Checkertails at Nellis AFB, Nevada, this week for the joint-training, full-spectrum, readiness exercise, Red Flag 16-1.

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Navy team modifies Edwards KC-135 instrumentation

Posted February 19, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

A U.S. Navy Aircraft Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation team is hard at work augmenting instrumentation to a KC-135 tanker assigned to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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F-35 Lightning engine undergoes corrosion testing at AEDC

Posted March 9, 2016 by

Corrosion testing of the F135 engine, the afterburning turbofan developed for the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter, is being performed in one of the sea level test cells at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Putting the Pegasus through its paces

Posted March 28, 2016 by Bo Joyner

As the Air Force gets ready for the arrival of its newest aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft, a diverse group of airmen is working hard to make sure the KC-46A Pegasus is ready to meet the service’s needs. Lt. Col. John Mikal is one of them.

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An era of Dover-built TF39 engines throttles down

Posted April 15, 2016 by Roland Balik

As the number of legacy C-5 Galaxy aircraft are converted to C-5M Super Galaxies, the need for General Electric TF39 high pressure turbine engines will become a thing of the past by late 2017, as they are replaced by the quieter and more powerful General Electric CF6-80C2 turbofan engine.

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Demonstration showcases AIM-9X joint-service venture

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Integration of the joint Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile with the Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher hit the mark as the teams completed a successful live-fire engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 28-April 1.

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Eglin activates F-35 Partner Support Complex

Posted May 13, 2016 by 1st Lt Amanda Farr

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr Robert Kraus, the new F-35 Partner Support Complex director, unfurls the unit’s guidon during an activation ceremony May 11, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The complex will provide mission data, intelligence support, lab facilities and training to the eight partner countries purchasing F-35 Lightning II…

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