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Developmental, operational testers fly at Red Flag-Alaska

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by A1C Javier Alvarez A 53rd Wing F-15 Eagle from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, as part of Red Flag-Alaska, May 3, 2016. The F-15 is deployed to JBER for Red Flag-Alaska, a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and international forces,…

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Blue Angels announce CO, flight leader for 2020-2021

Posted April 5, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the commanding officer for the 2020 and 2021 seasons at a press conference at the National Museum of Aviation on board Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., April 2. A selection panel comprised of nine admirals and former commanding officers selected Cmdr. Brian Kesselring to succeed Capt. Eric Doyle.

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50-year old Minuteman motor passes static fire test

Posted December 19, 2016 by Alicia Garges

As part of its mission of storing and maintaining decommissioned solid Intercontinental Ballistic Missile stages, the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Rocket System Launch Program, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., routinely conducts robust aging surveillance efforts including conducting static fire tests.

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Airmen, Marines partner in postal operations

Posted August 17, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Dana Cable

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable Airman 1st Class Ladavion Humphrey, 407th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron postal mail clerk, operates a forklift to unload a mail delivery truck, Aug. 6, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The post office processes and sorts over 1,000 pieces of incoming mail each day….

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MQ-1B accident investigation released

Posted June 2, 2017 by

An MQ-1B crashed Jan. 7, 2016 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility after an anomaly within the flight computer commanded the aircraft to descend into the ground, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released June 1, 2017. The MQ-1B assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev.,…

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Eco-friendly engine wash technology nears final phase of performance testing

Posted July 30, 2018 by

Fleet Readiness Centers East and Southeast engineers are completing the ground work to prepare Naval Air Systems Command for acquisition of a cost-effective and environmentally friendlier technology for cleaning engines.

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Unmanned QF-16 and Navy F-18s face off

Posted October 3, 2016 by Capt. Amanda Farr

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz An unmanned QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron lands on an auxiliary runway at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 29, 2016. The QF-16 is used by the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group for unmanned aerial target training programs and data collection for…

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USS Abraham Lincoln completes CSSQT

Posted May 4, 2018 by PO2 Jessica Paulauskas

Navy photograph by PO3 Clint Davis The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) fires a RIM-116 test rolling airframe missile during combat systems ship qualification trials. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) tested the ship’s defense capabilities during Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT), April 20- May 2. CSSQT tested…

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Prototypes rapidly deliver cyber capabilities

Posted June 21, 2017 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Serving as "test drives" for possible Army systems of the future, prototypes are playing an increasingly vital role as a natural bridge between emerging technologies and more mature solutions that are part of official programs of record.

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AEDC H2 Arc Heater team validating new test capability

Posted February 6, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph The H2 Arc Heater at AEDC has recently been upgraded, and checkouts are being performed to ensure the modifications were successful. Pictured is the model positioning system in the clean test cell of the H2 Arc Heater after the upgrades. To meet development and testing needs for long-range strike and hypersonic vehicle…

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