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AF funds thermal management research

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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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DOD begins prorating imminent danger pay

Posted February 6, 2012 by

Service members now will receive imminent danger pay only for days they actually spend in hazardous areas, Pentagon officials said Feb. 2. The change, which took effect Feb. 1, was included in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law Dec. 31. “Members will see the prorated amount in their…

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Air Force officials release draft EIS for F-35 operational basing

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Mitch Gettle

The Air Force has filed a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed operational basing of the F-35 Lightning II within the continental United States. The current active Air Force and Air National Guard alternatives under consideration are: Burlington Air Guard Station, Vt.; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Jacksonville Air Guard Station, Fla.; Mountain Home…

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Space operator, KC-135 crew team for ‘science project’

Posted May 1, 2012 by by Jennifer Thibault

More and more people are realizing the “game-changing” force space capabilities provide in today’s operations, as was the case more than 60 years ago when the air domain added a new dimension to land and sea operations. The power of that integration was seen first-hand by crews...

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Study would be needed before ending C-130 program

Posted May 14, 2012 by by Ken Miller

A defense funding bill that would delay efforts to end a program at Oklahoma City’s Boeing plant to upgrade the cockpits of U.S. Air Force C-130 transport planes was approved May 10 by the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. The committee voted 56-5 for the National Defense Authorization Act, sending the bill to the full…

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Improvements continue in joint DOD, VA program

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Progress continues on a streamlined system to improve care for ill and injured service members and veterans, senior Defense Department and Veterans Affairs officials told Capitol Hill legislators May 23. Jo Ann Rooney, acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and John R. Gingrich, chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, made…

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DOD leaders strongly urge Congress to preserve budget request

Posted June 14, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta cautioned Congress June 13 against dismantling the strategic framework that supports the 2013 defense budget request. Testifying along with Gen. Martin E. Dempsey...

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Full spectrum: Army pilots, Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to team up on battlefield

Posted June 25, 2012 by by Kelly Pate

Serving as an Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems operator once meant providing video feed and hoping someone was looking at the computer screen besides you.

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AFFTC to be re-designated as Air Force Test Center

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The Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will be re-designated as the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony July 13. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, will preside over the ceremony. During the ceremony, the 95th Air Base Wing will transition to the 412th Test…

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DOD officials explain sequestration dangers

Posted July 17, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Pentagon officials continue to work to avoid the looming threat of sequestration, Frank Kendall, the new undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said July 16. Kendall spoke to Pentagon reporters in his office about sequestration, and the effect it would have on the department and the defense industrial base. Sequestration comes out of…

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