Posts Tagged ‘featured’

Air Force photograph by Sandy Simison

AFIT team develops enhanced imaging system to aid in SAR, security and surveillance

Posted January 29, 2016 by Sandy Simison

The Sensors Exploitation Research Group at the Air Force Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Michael J. Mendenhall, has honed in on the process of differentiating human skin from other materials within an image to reduce false detection.

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Devante Williams

Air Force sends F-35A to UK for air shows

Posted January 27, 2016 by

The Air Force is taking the future of airpower to international audiences in England this summer.

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Aaron Allmon

Recapitalizing JSTARS: the radar

Posted January 27, 2016 by Justin Oakes

For more than two decades, the Air Force's Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System has provided valuable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to commanders by detecting, locating and tracking enemy ground forces from afar.

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Illustration by Joe Weishaar and Sabin Howard

Officials announce winning design concept for National WWI Memorial

Posted January 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The United States World War One Centennial Commission announced Jan. 26 the winning design concept for a national memorial for what was known at the time as “The Great War.”

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KC-46A Pegasus conducts 1st in-flight refueling demonstration

Posted January 25, 2016 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon Jan. 24 to demonstrate aerial refueling operations in advance of its first production decision later this spring.

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NASA remembers its fallen heroes, 30th anniversary of Challenger accident

Posted January 25, 2016 by

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance Jan. 28, the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted January 22, 2016 by Bob Alvis

We take working in the Mojave Desert as just part of our jobs as many of us chase the employment that we seek to live our lives. The heat, wind and cold is just part of the deal that we put up with to make ends meet while doing jobs that we feel benefit our nation and its security.

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Photograph by Peter Merlin

SpaceX launches satellite, but fails booster landing again

Posted January 22, 2016 by Peter W. Merlin

A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster successfully placed a satellite into orbit, but the company's attempt to land the unmanned rocket on a floating barge failed when one of its landing legs collapsed as it touched down.

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Navy photograph by Smn. Tomas Compian

Navy carrier group powered partly by biofuel sets sail

Posted January 22, 2016 by Julie Watson

The U.S. Navy Jan. 20 launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel -- a mix made from beef fat -- calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil.

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Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds

Mojave’s leader says farewell — not goodbye

Posted January 22, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Limitless, selfless, humble, encourager, mentor, courageous and a crack shot were just a few of the titles presenters used to say congratulations and bon voyage to Stuart O. Witt, the CEO and manager of the Mojave Air and Space Port for the past 14 years; however, perhaps the most important and prestigious label of all, was friend.

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