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Air Force Tech Report: Pilot training next

Posted July 20, 2018 by

The Air Force is searching for new ways to train pilots more efficiently and quickly. Leveraging virtual and augmented reality is a key part of the experimental Pilot Training Next program. It’s an effort that could help streamline the Air Force effort to quickly get qualified pilots in the air.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: BMT

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Tomorrow’s Airmen all get their start at Lackland Air Force Base where citizens have been transforming into Airmen since 1942. It makes no difference whether you were a pickle or faced the B.E.A.S.T., Basic Military Training is the one thing that all enlisted Airmen have in common.

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Around the Air Force: July 18, 2018

Posted July 20, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force the KC-46 Pegasus program completes its final flight tests, and five Airmen receive the Air Force’s first ever “R” device for their actions in combat operations.

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USS Gerald R. Ford successfully sails into post-shakedown availability period

Posted July 18, 2018 by

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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Austin, Texas, to be U.S. Army Futures Command location, says Army

Posted July 16, 2018 by David A. Vergun

Austin, Texas, will be the location for the new headquarters of U.S. Army Futures Command, Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper announced July 13 at a Pentagon press briefing.

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KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery

Posted July 16, 2018 by

The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.

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Demand for Army’s space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow

Posted July 13, 2018 by Lira Frye

The demand for space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow in response to the complex array of challenges to our nation from foreign adversaries, said the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's senior civilian leader.

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16T wind tunnel systems receive significant upgrade

Posted July 13, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph Crews remove an old Data Acquisition and Control enclosure from Cart 2 of Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T. An effort was launched this fiscal year to bring upgrades to 16T, including the installation of new Data Acquisition and Test Article Control systems and new enclosures for multiple 16T testing carts. Demand for the…

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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Posted July 9, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Pfc. Alex Colliver, foreground, pulls a 90-pound sled 50 meters that simulates the strength needed in pulling a battle buddy out of harm’s way during a pilot for the Army Combat Fitness Test, a six-event assessment designed to reduce injuries and replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test. Army senior…

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Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout IOC test, evaluation complete

Posted July 9, 2018 by Lt. j.g. Caroline Zotti

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, June 29.

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