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Electronic warfare prototypes improve operational understanding against near-peer threats

Posted May 14, 2018 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,

An adversary is spotted positioning fighters along the border of an ally nation. As U.S. Army forces are quickly deployed, one unit is under special instructions: detect and survey the adversary's electronic warfare jammers and emitters.

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Airborne engineers enter digital age

Posted May 14, 2018 by Staff Sgt. James Bonnington

Army Airborne Engineers will soon begin fielding digital systems that maximize their efficiency, increase situational awareness and potentially save lives during earth moving operations in hostile environments.

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Around the Air Force: May 11

Posted May 14, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson signs a letter of intent to partner with the National Science Foundation and an expert from the Headquarters Air Education and Training Command visited the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, to discuss the Continuum of…

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AEDC retirees offer advice on 16S return to service

Posted May 11, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph by Bradley HIcks With the wind tunnel itself serving as the backdrop, AEDC retiree Bill Comer, left, discusses the early days of Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16S with engineer Valerie Davenport, a member of the core engineering team assigned to the 16S Return to Service project. Comer was one of eight retirees who…

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Total Force C-130 units conduct unique dual-formation air drop in Afghanistan

Posted May 11, 2018 by Capt. Chelsi Johnson

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro A C-130J Super Hercules and its aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, loads cargo destined for an undisclosed location in Afghansitan, May 5, 2018. The 774th EAS is an active duty unit based out of the 41st Airlift Squadron,…

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AFRL breaks ground on state-of-the-art research facility

Posted May 11, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Kendahl Johnson Leaders at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., broke ground for the Navigation Technology Satellite Integration Laboratory, a $3.8 million state-of-the-art research facility that will allow the Air Force Research Laboratory to maintain vibrant in-house research capabilities. The 10,000 square foot facility is expected to be completed this fall. From…

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Second phase of Light Attack Experiment underway

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan D. Wagner A Beechcraft AT-6B Wolverine experimental aircraft flies over White Sands Missile Range, N.M. July 31, 2017. The AT-6 is participating in the U.S. Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X), a series of trials to determine the feasibility of using light aircraft in attack roles. Flying began May 7,…

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Airmen, jets return from Japan deployment

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Airmen and F-35A aircraft from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing returned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 4-5 following a six-month deployment to Kadena Air Base, Japan. Families gathered on the flightline to welcome the pilots, maintainers, and support personnel who had been working at Kadena and the…

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Marine snipers get more lethal with MK13 sniper rifle

Posted May 9, 2018 by Kaitlin Kelly

The U.S. Marine Corps is adopting a new precision sniper rifle to increase the lethality and combat effectiveness of scout snipers on the battlefield.

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Soaring through the skies during RF-A 18-1

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron based at Kadena Air Base, Japan, moves into position to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 2, 2018. The 18 AGRS…

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