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Red Flag night operations soar into darkness

Posted July 25, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Singapore air force aircraft maintainers walk down the flightline looking for foreign object debris before night operations begin during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag exercises involve air and ground crews from the U.S. and its allies. It gives participants the chance to hone their combat skills in…

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First aviation mechanic display added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted July 23, 2014 by Rob Bardua

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum's Early Years Gallery July 21.

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Army researchers develop Cargo Pocket ISR

Posted July 23, 2014 by Jeffrey Sisto

United Kingdom Ministry of Defense photograph A British soldier holds Prox Dynamics’ PD-100 Black Hornet, a palm-sized miniature helicopter weighing only 16 grams. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are testing the Black Hornet to provide squad-sized small units with organic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability. Researchers at the…

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New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers

Posted July 21, 2014 by

Army photograph by Charles Kennedy Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U. S. Army Research Laboratory’s Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system with funds from the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, or JTAPIC. For tests…

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Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Posted July 21, 2014 by Jane Benson

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for soldiers.

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Weapons School students get first look at upgraded B-1s

Posted July 21, 2014 by A1C Alexander Guerrero

Air Force photograph by A1C Alexander Guerrero Maj. Brad Weber checks a screen that displays diagnostic information May 7, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The IBS is a combination of three different upgrades, which includes a Fully Integrated Data Link, a Vertical Situation Display upgrade, and a Central Integrated System upgrade. The VSDU…

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A-10 ‘Warthog’ tested in 16-T

Posted July 21, 2014 by

Air Force photograph A model of an A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as “The Warthog” due to its unique shape, recently underwent a pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) test in Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s 16-foot transonic wind tunnel. PSP was used to obtain surface pressure data on the model. The photo above shows a rear view…

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F-15E takes first flight with new radar system

Posted July 18, 2014 by Trace Giles

Air Force photograph by Jamie Hunter/Air Force graphic by TSgt. Samuel Morse The first 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle received a Radar Modernization Program upgrade at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho in June. The new radar system is designed to retain functionality of the old legacy radar system while providing expanded mission employment…

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45th Space Wing launches ORBCOMM satellites

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Photograph courtesy of Alan Walters The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies’ successfully launches a Falcon 9 rocket carrying six second-generation ORBCOMM communications satellites July 14, 2014, from Space Launch Complex 40, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported Space Exploration Technologiesí…

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Navy says farewell to the C-9 Skytrain II aircraft

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Ending its 41-year commitment to a workhorse aircraft, the U.S. Navy retired the last C-9B Skytrain II June 28 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group based in Tucson, Ariz. As of January, the Navy had four C-9B aircraft remaining in its inventory ó one was retired in February and two were…

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