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Eight teams earn DARPA funds for 2014 robotics finals

Posted December 28, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin

Eight robots took their first steps into the future, Dec. 21, 2013, at a racetrack complex near Miami, one that scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency envisioned for them as the world watched the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster unfold in 2011.

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PACOM keys capabilities to 21st-century Asia-Pacific

Posted January 24, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

America’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is on track, and U.S. Pacific Command is staying on top of the growing sophistication of today’s weapon systems in what Pacom commander Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III calls “the most militarized region in the world.” Locklear briefed the press at the Pentagon Jan. 23 on Pacom’s progress…

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Air Force to replace aviator locator beacons

Posted February 7, 2014 by SSgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force will replace thousands of unreliable aircraft personnel locator beacons across the fleet, a service official said Jan. 16. Locator beacons are an automated method used to locate an aviator should he or she eject or egress in peacetime flights, said Col. Aaron Clark, the Global Power Programs Directoratedeputy director for Air Force…

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DOD takes holistic view of slowing military compensation growth

Posted February 24, 2014 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department can no longer put off slowing the growth of military personnel costs, and the fiscal year 2015 budget request DOD is recommending to the president begins that process, defense leaders said here today. Saying they are ready to take on the hard task of curbing growth in compensation, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel…

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Investigation board determines cause of KC-135 crash in May

Posted March 17, 2014 by

The U.S. Air ForceAir Mobility Command has released the results of an accident investigation that examined what caused the May 3, 2013, crash of a KC-135 Stratotanker in the Kyrgyz Republic. The crew of three, en route from the Transit Center at Manas to Afghanistan on a combat aerial refueling mission, perished in the mishap….

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Bombers train on long-range capabilities

Posted April 4, 2014 by

Two B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and two B-2 Spirit bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., recently flew non-stop from their home stations to training ranges in Hawaii to exercise the president's credible and flexible military options to meet national security obligations to the U.S. and its allies.

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45th Space Wing launches NRO Satellite on board Atlas V

Posted April 18, 2014 by

The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 1:45 p.m. April 10 carrying a classified national security payload. The payload was designed and built by the National Reconnaissance Office. “I am proud of the persistence and focus of the…

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Researchers develop hands-free, eyes-free navigation for soldiers

Posted May 16, 2014 by Joyce M. Conant

Army photograph by Korey Mort Bruce Mortimer, director of Research and Development, Engineering Acoustics, Inc., Casselberry, Fla., provides training to the Soldiers prior to field assessments. Soldiers quickly learned how to use a tactile navigation system, and attained proficiency with the signals within 10-15 minutes. Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory continue to develop…

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U.S., Polish Airmen support largest combined training

Posted June 4, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Alexis Siekert U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighter Falcon fighter aircraft taxi down the runway on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, before departing for the U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment, Poland, May 30, 2014. This is the fourth fighter aircraft and seventh overall rotation the Av-Det has hosted. U.S. and Polish airmen…

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Air Force selects No Action Alternative for F-35 basing at Eglin AFB

Posted June 30, 2014 by

The Air Force announced June 27 its decision for basing up to 59 F-35 aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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