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Fighter exercise Sentry Aloha 19-1 completed

Posted January 2, 2019 by Senior Airman John Linzmeier

Air National Guard photograph by Senior Airman John Linzmeier Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors from the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons taxi down the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam flight line Dec. 11, 2018, during exercise Sentry Aloha. Sentry Aloha entails back-to-back training sorties with visiting fighter units from the Navy and other Air National…

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New fitness test, uniforms ranked top stories of 2018

Posted January 2, 2019 by Sean Kimmons

This past year, the Army rolled out several programs and policies to boost the readiness of its Soldiers as well as prepare them for life after the military. A pair of combat veterans also received the military's highest honor and a new World War II-style uniform was brought back.

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Sustaining the warfighter with aerial deliveries

Posted December 28, 2018 by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford

In combat, logistic resources are arguably the most important assets needed to sustain Soldiers. "Beans and Bullets" is a common Army phrase utilized for decades that puts a special emphasis behind the importance of logisticians and their capabilities.

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New materials architectures sought to cool hypersonic vehicles

Posted December 28, 2018 by

Hypersonic vehicles fly through the atmosphere at incredibly high speeds, creating intense friction with the surrounding air as they travel at Mach 5 or above — five times faster than sound travels. Developing structures that can withstand furnace-like temperatures at such high speeds is a technical challenge, especially for leading edges that bear the brunt…

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Lab reveals top 10 coolest science, technology advances from 2018

Posted December 26, 2018 by

This year has had its share of science and technology advances from Army researchers. The RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army’s corporate research laboratory, has the mission to discover, innovate and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power. The lab’s chief scientist, Dr. Alexander Kott, handpicked the “coolest” advances to showcase what Army…

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Trump signs order to create U.S. Space Command

Posted December 21, 2018 by Lolita C. Baldor

President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command Dec. 18, an effort to better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. Trump signed a one-page memorandum authorizing the Defense Department to create the new command. Speaking at the Kennedy…

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Air Force base of preference initiative evolves to permanent program

Posted December 19, 2018 by Kat Bailey

The Base of Preference enhanced assignment initiative begins Jan. 9, 2019, and provides enlisted Airmen who have 48 months’ time on station as of May 2019 the opportunity to apply for available Permanent Change of Station assignments in the Continental United States, or CONUS, through an immediate, straightforward and transparent process.

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Littoral Combat Ship 19 (St. Louis) christened, launched

Posted December 17, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The 19th Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS St. Louis, launches sideways into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisc., on Dec. 15, 2018. The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship 19, the future USS St. Louis into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Ship…

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DOD Scaling Up Effort to Develop Hypersonics

Posted December 14, 2018 by David Vergun

The Defense Department is looking to step up its development of hypersonic weapons -- missiles that travel more than five times faster than the speed of sound -- DOD leaders said at the National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored "Hypersonics Senior Executive Series" in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2018.

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How the Air Force got smarter about its aviation fuel use in 2018

Posted December 14, 2018 by Corrie Poland

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks Master Sgt. Moe Shivers, a 914th Operations Support Squadron boom operator at Niagara Air Reserve Station, N.Y., refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft over Avon Park, Fla., Jan. 30, 2018. The A-10s, assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne Air National Guard Station, Ind.,…

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