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AEDC test facility resurrected for AFRL-sponsored testing of high-efficiency, diesel engine

Posted August 10, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Testing for the Graflight V-8, a high-efficiency, diesel engine designed and produced by Engineered Propulsion Systems, has brought about the reopening of the AEDC T-11 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base., Tenn.

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U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics production contract for SEWIP 1B3

Posted January 11, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy has awarded a production contract for its Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 1B3 to General Dynamics Mission Systems. General Dynamics will deliver Block 1B3 system upgrades over the next five years. The upgrades will be integrated into new and existing Navy ships providing significantly improved situational awareness of the tactical environment…

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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

Posted February 22, 2017 by Holly Jordan

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

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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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AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

Posted July 19, 2017 by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham

Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.” A major initiative of EPME 21 is that time in service will no longer dictate an Airman’s EPME enrollment — Airmen will only be required to…

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AF Materiel Command to transition to AcqDemo

Posted December 16, 2015 by Stacey Geiger

About 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command non-bargaining unit civilian employees will transition to the Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project pay system in June 2016, according to AFMC officials. “This is a win-win for both employees and managers. It will support employee personal and professional growth, and for supervisors, it will give them more control and…

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Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar

Posted August 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., receives fuel from a 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., during Polar Roar, a strategic deterrence exercise, in the skies near the North Pole, July 31, 2016. The B-52 received 70 thousand pounds of fuel from the KC-10 during the refueling….

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Scarf-like mask can protect at a moment’s notice

Posted October 23, 2015 by

Army researchers have developed a simple, comfortable, wrap-style respiratory protective mask for protection against riot control agents, and the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, also known as ECBC, is making it as a simple as putting on a surgical mask.

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Budget flexibility, Congress’ support can help Army modernize

Posted March 16, 2018 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

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US bomber fleet unifies under 8th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command leadership

Posted September 30, 2015 by Maj. Phil Ventura

Two bomb wings from the Air Combat Command ceremonially realigned Sept. 28 to Global Strike Command’s 8th Air Force, bringing all of the service’s bomber fleet under a single command. The move strengthens the Air Force’s entire long range strike fleet by joining B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base,…

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