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Unmanned aircraft soar with new capabilities for Apache teaming

Posted October 8, 2014 by Kari Hawkins

The Program Executive Office for Aviation at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., has once again pushed the envelope of technology for its family of unmanned aircraft systems.

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First F-35C lands aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

Posted November 5, 2014 by

Navy photograph An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first arrested landing aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting routine training exercises. The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft…

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AF funds thermal management research

Posted December 1, 2014 by

Courtesy photograph Dr. Sayangdev Naha, ADA Technologies’ principal investigator, tests the thermal resistance of thermal grease in an ASTM D5470 Thermal Interface Material tester. Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided…

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Luke returns F-16Ds to flight after longeron repair

Posted December 24, 2014 by SSgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force officials removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight earlier this summer after discovering cracks along the canopy sill longeron between the front and rear pilot seats.

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Dutch F-35s touch down at Edwards

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Two F-35 Lightning IIs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Edwards Jan. 16, after a five-hour flight from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Joint Strike Fighters arrived for an operational test and evaluation phase here in the High Desert.

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Leaders discuss Combat Air Forces future at symposium

Posted February 13, 2015 by Mike Meridith

Four senior Air Force leaders gathered in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 12, to discuss the key issues facing the nation’s Combat Air Forces. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, joined Gen. Frank Gorenc, the commander of U.S Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa; Gen. Lori Robinson, the commander of Pacific Air Forces; and Lt….

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Hammack tells Congress BRAC round needed

Posted March 9, 2015 by J.D. Leipold

The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment was on Capitol Hill March 3 to discuss the Army’s 2016 military construction budget and explain the need for base realignment and closure. “We need a round of base closure and realignment [BRAC] in 2017,” said Katherine Hammack in testimony before the House Armed…

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Six more women qualify for Ranger School

Posted April 3, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Six more women have qualified to attend the first Army Ranger course to include women, bringing to 12, the number of female soldiers eligible for the elite school.

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NTTR supports first F-35B integration into USMC’s weapons school exercise

Posted April 24, 2015 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

The Nevada Test and Training Range was part of history April 21, when four U.S. Marine Corps-assigned F-35B Lightning IIs participated in its first Marine Corps’ Final Exercise of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course on the NTTR’s ranges. The Final Exercise, or FINEX, is the capstone event to the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Aviation…

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Navy lays keel for PCU Indiana

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The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Indiana (SSN 789) at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., May 16.

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