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AFRL research to enable next-gen flexible, wireless communications

Posted December 6, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Courtesy photograph Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have demonstrated the growth and transfer of flexible Gallium Nitride devices which can be used to amplify communication signals for next-generation wearable electronics, flexible sensors and radar systems. Next generation military and civilian applications require the ability to transfer more data, faster, at a high level…

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Could flying faster save the Air Force fuel?

Posted December 6, 2017 by Corrie Poland

On a Sunday morning just outside of Anchorage, Alaska, a group of Hawaii Air National Guard fighter pilots gathered around a desk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to hear the day's operational briefing after three weeks of training at Red Flag Alaska.

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U.S. Air Force Airmen, bombers complete bilateral training in Australia

Posted December 6, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands at Andersen AFB, Guam, Dec. 4, 2017. Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a continuous bomber presence mission on return to Andersen Air Force…

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 5

Posted December 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, we take a look at the Hurricane Hunters’ mission and this month marks the 66th anniversary of Operation Christmas Drop.

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Next Generation Combat Vehicle must be effective in megacities, FORSCOM commander says

Posted December 4, 2017 by David Vergun

The likelihood is high that the Army won't get to pick the time and place of its choosing for the next battle, said Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command. But it's likely that the next battle will take place in a megacity.

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NAVAIR putting virtual reality in new flight trainers

Posted December 4, 2017 by Jeff Newman

Naval Air Systems Command is looking to leverage virtual reality technology to build flight simulation trainers that are deployable, improve fidelity, make better use of actual training flights and save money. The Naval Aviation Training Systems program office is currently developing new trainers for the F/A-18 Super Hornet, TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter and T-45…

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Joint space forces restructure, AFSPC commander becomes JFSCC

Posted December 4, 2017 by

Air Force photograph Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, becomes the Joint Force Space Component commander in a ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, became the Joint Force Space Component commander in a ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, taking operational responsibility for…

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

Posted December 4, 2017 by by Devon L. Suits

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 1

Posted December 4, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the preferred location for a new MQ-9 Reaper wing is selected, continuation pay rates are announced for the Blended Retirement System (BRS), and Exercise Lightning Focus is taking place in Australia.

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Hawks Fly Solo

Posted December 1, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Junk

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Junk A student MQ-9 pilot from the 6th Attack Squadron prepares for his first solo flight at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 7, 2017. Solo flights build confidence, airmanship and a crew mentality more than academic classroom discussion, or under direct instructor supervision in the cockpit. Holloman…

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