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Future USS Michael Monsoor, HMS Queen Elizabeth conduct PHOTOEX

Posted November 19, 2018 by Lt. Rob Rienheimer

Navy photograph by PO1 John Philip Wagner Jr. Capt. Scott M. Smith, commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) communicates with the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) via handheld radio during a photo exercise. The future USS Michael Monsoor is the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers and…

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AMC commander priorities highlight Airlift Tanker Association Symposium

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, addresses Airmen during the closing address during the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium in Grapevine, Texas, Oct. 27, 2018. “You make me excited about our future because you will help define, shape and execute those things that matter to our success as…

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Capability extension expected to have major impact in hypersonic testing

Posted November 7, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Courtesy photograph The thermodynamic capability of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program CREATE™-AV Kestrel software, which is used to calculate fluid flows via computational fluid dynamics, was extended to the equilibrium air model in the H3 arc-heated facility at Arnold Air Force Base. With this, the impact of heat transfer on test…

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U.S. Air Force announces Hack the Air Force 3.0

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Hack the Air Force 3.0, which stems from the Department of Defense’s “Hack the Pentagon,” allows computer experts to uncover vulnerabilities in Air Force websites, ultimately strengthening the service’s cyber posture. This year’s four-week-long program ends Nov. 22, and will focus on DOD applications that were recently migrated to an Air Force-owned cloud environment.

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Air Force announces return of units to Tyndall AFB

Posted November 5, 2018 by

The Air Force announced the return of several key Tyndall Air Force Base missions, as the base begins its long-term recovery following Hurricane Michael. “We will rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base,” said Vice President Mike Pence while at the north Florida base Oct. 25.

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B-1B Lancer arrives for overhaul and upgrade

Posted November 5, 2018 by Greg L. Davis

A B-1B Lancer arrived at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., following a three-engine ferry flight from Midland International Air & Space Port, Texas, Oct. 26, 2018, where it had been located since May 1 following an emergency landing.

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Belgian F-16s fly in formation during Exercise Trident Juncture 18

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Luke Milano Four Belgian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during Exercise Trident Juncture 18, in Swedish airspace, Oct. 30, 2018. The NATO-led exercise includes 31 countries and provides unique opportunities to train with NATO allies and partners.   Air…

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B-1s take off for Trident Juncture

Posted November 2, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett

B-1B Lancers from the 34th Bomb Squadron, 28th Bomb Wing, launched from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Oct. 29 for a transatlantic flight to Norway to participate in Trident Juncture 2018.

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Army’s Soldier and Squad Performance Research Institute will increase lethality, resilience

Posted November 2, 2018 by Jane Benson,

"No Soldier ever fights alone," says Cynthia Blackwell, the S2PRINT project director at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass.

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40 years of aviation service: The Black Hawk helicopter

Posted October 31, 2018 by

The UH-60 Black Hawk has been the Army's front line utility helicopter for the past 40 years, and it shows no signs of letting up. Now in its fourth decade of service, the Black Hawk was developed as a result of the the Army's requirement in 1972 for a simple, robust and reliable utility helicopter system to satisfy projected air-mobile requirements around the globe.

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