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U.S. Air Force designates GO1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A

Posted October 5, 2018 by

The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division.

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Navy to christen guided-missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr.

Posted October 5, 2018 by

The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), Oct. 6, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.   The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. is the first ship named in honor of Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen…

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First Hawaii deployment proves B-2 strategic flexibility to ensure free, open Indo-Pacific

Posted October 5, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force deployment is parked on the flightline Sept. 26, 2018. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber with a wingspan…

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Modernizing the Army’s OPFOR program to become a near-peer sparring partner

Posted October 3, 2018 by Mario J. Hoffmann

While the United States fought conflicts and insurgencies in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa over the last 17 years, potential adversaries were studying U.S. operations and developing sophisticated weapons, munitions and disruptive technologies.

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Combat Support Wing exercise showcases agile lethality

Posted October 1, 2018 by Veronica Kemeny

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller Senior Airman Harold Gross III, a 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-22 weapons loader and Combat Support Wing participant, explains Raptor operations to fellow exercise participants 13 September at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. During the two-week exercise, Airmen learned other Air Force specialty skills than their…

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A Matter of FACT: Growing the U-2 pilot selection process with first-ever program

Posted October 1, 2018 by 1st Lt. Brittany Curry

For the first time, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., will open its aperture for recruiting U.S. Air Force pilots into the U-2 Dragon Lady through an experimental program beginning in the fall of 2018.

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Air Force ‘home’ of C-130 testing becomes detachment

Posted October 1, 2018 by Jasmine Porterfield

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. C-130H taxis through the fog upon arrival at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11. The 96th Test Wing’s C-130 testing unit became a detachment Sept. 10. The new 96th Operations Group Detachment 1 is responsible for all C-130 acquisition developmental testing. The 413th Flight Test Squadron’s C-130…

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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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