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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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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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