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Defense

Mattis: More data needed to assess women’s effectiveness in combat arms

Posted September 28, 2018 by Jim Garamone

With so few women in combat arms right now, the services and Defense Department officials really can’t judge how successful the effort has been, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., Sept. 25.

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Marine Corps F-35B conducts first combat strike in CENTCOM AOR

Posted September 28, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Matthew Freeman Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Isaac Berwick launches an F-35B Lightning II aircraft, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) as part of the F-35B’s first combat strike, Sept. 27, 2018. The Essex…

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AFOSR awards grants to 31 scientists, engineers

Posted September 28, 2018 by

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced it will award approximately $13.9 million in grants to 31 scientists and engineers from 24 research institutions and businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program.

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B-52 conduct missions over the South China Sea, Indian Ocean

Posted September 28, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christopher Quail A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a routine training mission in the vicinity of the South China Sea and Indian Ocean, Sept. 23, 2018 (HST). This mission was conducted in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber…

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Accident board releases Global Hawk accident report

Posted September 28, 2018 by

According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released Sept. 26, an RQ-4B Global Hawk that crashed June 21, 2017, near Lone Pine, Calif., broke up mid-air after experiencing issues with one of its navigational data devices/ navigators. This caused the RQ-4B to enter an unusual flight altitude and experience airspeeds that exceeded…

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Future USS South Dakota delivered to U.S. Navy

Posted September 26, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790), the 17th submarine of the Virginia class, Sept. 24, 2018, in Groton, Conn. The ship began construction in 2013 and is scheduled to commission in early 2019. This next-generation attack submarine provides the Navy with the capabilities required to maintain the nation’s…

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Army innovation through re-engineering

Posted September 24, 2018 by Crystal Chadwick

In 1801, Eli Whitney disassembled ten muskets made from interchangeable parts, placed the parts in a big pile, and then reassembled ten muskets from parts picked at random, demonstrating the revolutionizing concept of interchangeable parts.

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AFRL team looks to solve fatigue issues for C-5 crew members

Posted September 19, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by JD Bales A lightweight and foldable seat is one of two initial prototype designs created by Air Force Research Laboratory researchers in an effort to implement a safer and less fatiguing way for Air Force crew members to perform flight duties. An aircraft seat may seem inconsequential, but when a simple…

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Army researchers develop software to ensure that if a military robot falls, it can get itself up

Posted September 19, 2018 by

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers.

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AEDC Turbines team shows its dedication to meeting customer’s testing needs

Posted September 19, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Deirdre Ortiz AEDC test teams were conducting testing on the Rolls-Royce engine pictured here when facility crews at Arnold Air Force Base determined plant equipment needed to be replaced. The equipment was replaced quickly and the Rolls-Royce test was successfully completed prior to a scheduled maintenance outage for the engine test…

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