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Engineers, technicians support KC-46 tanker testing on the ground

Refueling developmental testing with the Boeing KC-46A, are going on over 1,000 miles away in the Pacific Northwest, with Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supporting with chase aircraft.

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Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

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772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In flight test, needs are everywhere. Parts, scheduling, the need for maintainers; need for computers, the need for spectrum to transmit data, etc.

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Join 412th TW on its ‘innovation journey’

One theme the Department of Defense is emphasizing is getting warfighters what they need, when they need it. Now and in the future.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.


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Carter ‘remains optimistic’ about defense spending bill, spokesman says

Posted  June 8, 2016

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks about pending budget legislation during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Md., May 17, 2016. At a June 16, 2016, news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget the Defense Department…

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Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts first Royal Canadian Air Force plane

Posted  June 8, 2016

For the first time ever, a Royal Canadian Air Force plane has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

Posted  May 21, 2016

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Welsh releases 2016 reading list

Posted  May 21, 2016

The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13. “This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.” This year’s list contains books,…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted  May 21, 2016

The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18, 2016, to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with…

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