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Disbrow delivers State of the AF

Posted March 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium here March 3., 2017.

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AFRL lighting the way for military aircrews

Posted March 29, 2017 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by Holly Jordan New portable temporary landing zone lighting, designed by Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate junior force researchers, offers a portable, reliable and more fully-featured solution to aging legacy portable lighting systems. Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) junior force researchers resolved an issue of…

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McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment

Posted April 24, 2017 by by Ashley M. Wright

When the F-35A Lightning II deployed to Europe for the first time April 15, it was made possible by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.

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USS Gabrielle Giffords begins sailaway

Posted May 15, 2017 by

USA Austal photograph Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is heading back to Austal USA after launching from the drydock at BAE Ship Systems. She’s passing Austal’s vessel completion yard where USNS Yuma (EPF 8), future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and future USS Omaha (LCS 12) are docked. The Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the…

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Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program

Posted June 5, 2017 by

As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths. The program, combined with additional non-monetary…

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Application window opens for Air Force undergraduate flying training

Posted June 24, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Application packages for the next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board are due to the Rated Officer Assignments branch of the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 17, 2017.  The board, set for Jan. 22-25, 2018, will consider active-duty officer applicants to attend training as early as spring 2018. Those interested in becoming a pilot, combat…

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Posted July 17, 2017 by Joyce M. Conant,

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.

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Innovative experiment brings AF senior leaders to Holloman

Posted August 11, 2017 by

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with other distinguished visitors, observed a live-fly light attack aircraft experiment showcasing Air Force efforts for innovation Aug. 9, 2017, at Holloman AFB, N.M.

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Point Mugu Sea Range fields new capability

Posted September 8, 2017 by

This summer, the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California adopted a new directed energy test atmospherics-based system that might be a game-changer in their ability to measure and predict weather conditions on the range, a critical factor in supporting the test and development of weapons systems.

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Senate confirms Dunford for additional two-year term as chairman

Posted September 29, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. Senate Sept. 27 agreed to Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford’s reappointment for another two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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