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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

Posted June 21, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

U.S. aircraft and Department of Defense personnel are on display at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, June 19-25.

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Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted September 8, 2017 by Peter Holstein

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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Delivering MRAPs safely downrange

Posted January 9, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. Senior Airman Christian Allen, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ramp specialist, guides a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle onto a C-17 Dec. 28, 2017, before its transportation downrange at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Delivering mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles downrange to U.S. troops is vital to their safety…

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 1

Posted December 4, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the preferred location for a new MQ-9 Reaper wing is selected, continuation pay rates are announced for the Blended Retirement System (BRS), and Exercise Lightning Focus is taking place in Australia.

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AFRL green monopropellant licensed to Nevada small business

Posted February 7, 2018 by Mindy Cooper

Courtesy photograph Milton McKay, a now-retired member of the AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate Propellants Branch handles a sample of AF-M315E, a green alternative to hydrazine. AFRL recently licensed the propellant to Digital Solid State Propulsion for commercialization. A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement will enable commercialization of a green alternative to…

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Record number attend 13th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry

Posted July 23, 2018 by Bryan Ripple

Air Force photograph by Michelle Gigante Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, addresses a crowd of more than 600 at the Wright Dialogue with Industry event July 17, 2018 at the Dayton Convention Center. The two-and-a-half-day event was sponsored by Dayton Defense, and included comprehensive presentations, panel discussions, and…

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AF announces NAS JRB Fort Worth as the preferred location for next F-35A base

Posted January 13, 2017 by

Air Force officials announced Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base, which is expected to begin receiving its first F-35As in the mid-2020s. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.; and Whiteman AFB, Mo., will be considered as…

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Military tests unmanned ship designed for seafaring missions

Posted May 4, 2016 by Julie Watson

The military is starting tests on the world’s largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board. The so-called “Sea Hunter” has the potential to revolutionize not only the military’s maritime operations but commercial shipping, according to military officials….

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LC-130 aircrew completes South Pole mission

Posted November 17, 2017 by Master Sgt. Catharine Schmidt

The harsh, unforgiving and unpredictable weather of Antarctica made a routine mission to the South Pole a little more than an LC-130 “Skibird” crew with the 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron had bargained for on Nov. 9, 2017.

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Obama: U.S. commitment to European security is unwavering in pivotal time for NATO

Posted July 11, 2016 by

As NATO faces an unprecedented range of security, humanitarian and political challenges, the alliance always can count on the United States, President Barack Obama said during a press conference July 9 on the final day of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland.

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