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Minuteman III rocket motor aging surveillance test completed at AEDC

Posted August 25, 2014 by Raquel March

Arnold Engineering Development Complex personnel completed testing of a Minuteman III Stage II motor in the Complex’s J-6 Large Rocket Test Facility for aging surveillance of the 48-year-old defense program. “The Stage II motor is part of the Minuteman III Aging and Surveillance test program to obtain motor performance data that is used to identify…

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AEDC’s accelerated mission test provides savings for the U.S. Air Force

Posted September 26, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

Project engineers at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) have led a significant effort in accelerating mission testing that will ultimately result in a large payoff for the Air Force.

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Future of AF helicopter fleets discussed at conference

Posted October 22, 2014 by 1st Lt Christopher Mesnard

Air Force Global Strike Command’s Helicopter Operations Division hosted the Worldwide Helicopter Conference at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 7-9, to discuss the current and future state of the Air Force’s helicopter fleets. The conference promoted cross talk among the Air Force’s helicopter forces, which are principally operated by Air Combat Command, Pacific Air…

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F-35 water survival instructor keeps training afloat

Posted November 17, 2014 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

Within the 33rd Fighter Wing, innovation doesn't end at the flight line, but finds its way into a 12-foot swimming pool where new F-35 pilots are now able to seamlessly complete their F-35 water survival training.

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F-35 European maintenance sites announced

Posted December 12, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office announced Dec. 11 the European locations for heavy engine and heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade facilities. ìIn the European region, F-35 initial air frame MROU capability will be provided by Italy by 2018,” Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan told reporters. Bogdan…

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Air Force, small business developing critical processors for satellites

Posted January 9, 2015 by

The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program. A next-generation, micro-chip carrier is currently in development by ThermAvant Technologies LLC, located in Columbia, MO., and…

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Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

Posted January 30, 2015 by TSgt. Natalie Stanley

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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Air Force Research Labís handheld imaging tool expands aircraft inspection capability

Posted February 25, 2015 by Jeremy Gratsch

Sensor Concepts Inc. photograph An operator demonstrates the portability of the handheld imaging tool. The technology provides maintainers the ability to evaluate aircraft in the field to ensure mission-readiness. When pilots climb into the cockpit they expect their aircraft to perform as advertised, regardless if take off is from a home base or deployed location….

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

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More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.

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Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

Posted April 13, 2015 by by Heather Graham-Ashley

After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, April 10.

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