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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

Posted September 19, 2017 by

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted September 19, 2017 by

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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President, first lady praise Air Force members, families

Posted September 18, 2017 by

Celebrating the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump saluted airmen and their families during their visit Sept. 15 to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The official birthday of the Air Force is Sept. 18, 1947. The First Lady opened the event by thanking “the brave…

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Headlines – September 15, 2017

Posted September 15, 2017 by

News 15 Marines injured after amphibious assault vehicle bursts into flames – Five of the 15 Marines injured Sept. 13 when their amphibious assault vehicle caught fire are in critical condition, Corps officials said.     Business Boeing lands $600 million contract to design new Air Force Ones – The U.S. Air Force on Sept….

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News Briefs – September 15, 2017

Posted September 15, 2017 by

Remains of missing Vietnam-era soldier identified A northeast Oklahoma soldier’s remains have been identified more than 50 years after the Vietnam War. The Claremore Daily Progress reports that Air Force Col. Ronald Scott’s remains will arrive in Claremore next week. He’ll be honored with a graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery on Sept. 22. The Defense…

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Cassini spacecraft ends historic exploration of Saturn

Posted September 15, 2017 by

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.

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Headlines – September 13, 2017

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News Navy’s nuclear fleet shipyards in bad shape, report finds – Despite the Navy’s plans to improve its public shipyards, the four facilities and their equipment remain in “poor condition,” featuring drydocks that are more than 100 years old and other shortcomings that will take decades to fix, according to a government watchdog report released…

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News Briefs – September 13, 2017

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Sen. Reed wants Congress to authorize military base closings U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., wants Congress to authorize a new round of military base closings. The Rhode Island Democrat filed an amendment with Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain to the Senate’s defense authorization bill for fiscal 2018 Monday to authorize a round of base closures…

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Headlines – September 11, 2017

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News Air Force pilot killed during training near Nellis Air Force Base – A pilot was killed in a crash during a training flight at the Nevada Test and Training Range Tuesday, officials at Nellis Air Force Base said in a release Sept. 8.   Iron Dome poised for first US-based intercept test in SHORAD…

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News Briefs – September 11, 2017

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Air Force pilot fatally injured in crash on Nevada range A U.S. Air Force pilot has died of injuries suffered in an aircraft crash at a training range about 100 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada, base officials said. A brief statement released Sept. 8 by Nellis officials said the crash…

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