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Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

Posted May 28, 2014 by

The Department of Defense notified Congress today of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously closed units of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. This action involves approximately 1,300 positions. In the January 2013 memorandum rescinding the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the…

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Boeing receives 330-minute ETOPS certification for 787s

Posted May 28, 2014 by

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration May 28 approved additional extended operations for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The move will allow 787s to be operated up to 330 minutes from a landing field and signals continued confidence in the airplane’s technical capabilities. Dreamliners have been allowed to operate up to 180 minutes away from a landing…

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Army photograph by Sgt. Bethany McMeans
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U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

Posted May 28, 2014 by Sgt. Bethany McMeans

Army photograph by Sgt. Bethany McMeans Sgt. Robert Krassnig, of the Austrian Armed Forces, does security to the rear for his squad after being dropped off by Austrian helicopters and U.S. Black Hawks. Soldiers from the Austrian Armed Forces performed an air assault attack and defense of an operating base with the 1st Battalion, 182nd…

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Boeing acquiring AerData to expand airplane maintenance, leasing records management capabilities

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Boeing announced May 27 that it is acquiring AerData Group B.V., which provides integrated software solutions for lease management, engine fleet planning and records management. Based in the Netherlands, AerData also provides technical services for aircraft and engine operators, lessors, and maintenance, repair and overhaul companies. “AerData’s tools make it easier for airlines and leasing…

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News Briefs May 23, 2104

Posted May 23, 2014 by

80 U.S. Air Force personnel on ground in Chad Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have arrived in Chad and have begun their mission to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. military spokesman said May 22. The girls and young women were kidnapped April 15 from a school in the northeast…

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USecAF touts Air Force capabilities at 30th Space Symposium

Posted May 23, 2014 by SSgt. Carlin Leslie

Air Force photograph by Duncan Wood Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning speaks to a packed house at the 30th Space Symposium Corporate Partnership Dinner May 20, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fanning discussed vital Air Force contributions to space and cyberspace at this annual gathering of civil, military and industry professionals from across…

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Air Force photograph by A1C Rebecca Imwalle
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B-1B crews validate Ellsworth’s long-range strike capability

Posted May 23, 2014 by SrA. Yash Rojas

Air Force photograph by A1C Rebecca Imwalle Amn. Sidney Hering, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crewmember, uses a ram jammer to load an inert 500-pound training munition in preparation for a Global Power Mission from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 12, 2014. During the mission, B-1 aircrews flew 13,200 miles round trip and…

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Improved Gray Eagle flies with SIGINT pod, Hellfire missiles

Posted May 23, 2014 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, announced May 21 the successful second endurance flight of the U.S. Armyís Improved Gray EagleÆ prototype Unmanned Aircraft System, an advanced derivative of the mission-proven Gray Eagle UAS that has accumulated over 100,000 flight…

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Space

NASA invites public to select favorite Moon image for lunar orbiter anniversary collection

Posted May 23, 2014 by

NASAís Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will celebrate five years in orbit June 18. To celebrate the anniversary and LRO’s many scientific contributions, NASA invites the public to select a favorite orbiter image of the moon for the cover a special image collection. “‘The Moon as Art’ collection gives the public the opportunity to see the moon…

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Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend
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Auburn, Air Force win AFRL design competition

Posted May 23, 2014 by Elmer Standridge

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Auburn University Team accepts first place at the third annual Air Force Research Laboratory Collegiate and Service Academy Engineering Design Competition. Team members shown left to right are John Bissell, Kameron Braxton, Luke Hasha, Travis Campbell, Matthew Park and Morgan Allison. Seventeen universities and three service academies came together…

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