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Our Armed Forces in action

Posted April 2, 2014 by

A quick look back at service men and women at the beginning of this year:   Army photograph by Sgt. Eric Provost Supporting Jalalabad’s police U.S. Army Sgt. Juan Perez helps secure the Afghan National Police Headquarters in Jalalabad Feb. 3, 2014, while Security Force Advise and Assist Team Blue with 4th Brigade Combat Team,…

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45th Space Wing launches NRO Satellite on board Atlas V

Posted April 14, 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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New software assists with next generation of advanced aircraft

Posted May 12, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

Courtesy graphic In the diagram, the first image is of a rotor fan surface geometry that was the result of the laser scan. The second image shows computational fluid dynamics mesh that was generated from the surface and then used to produce the CFD results. The third image shows a portion of the CFD flowfield…

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Lightning, tornados over Edwards

Posted May 30, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds   An  F-35 Lightning II, BF-17, piloted by Air Force test pilot Lt. Col. Jonathan Ohman, F-35 Integrated Test Force, performs interoperability testing with two United Kingdom Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons over the ranges at Edwards AFB, Calif., April 4. BF-17 is a short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant…

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U.S. advisers arrive in Iraq to begin sssessment

Posted June 25, 2014 by Nick Simeone

The first U.S. service members ordered to Iraq to help the Iraqi military counter a terrorist threat have arrived in the country, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said June 24. About 90 troops have arrived in Baghdad, where they will join some 40 others attached to the U.S. Embassy to establish assessment…

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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 rotation takes reigns at Powidz AB, Poland

Posted August 15, 2014 by SSgt. Jarad A. Denton

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Jarad A. Denton Two C-130J Super Hercules come in for a landing Aug. 14, 2014, at Powidz Air Base, Poland. The aircraft, deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, are part of a training deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. With a shrill squeal, rubber met road as two C-130J…

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F-16 collision-avoidance system could save lives

Posted September 19, 2014 by Maj. Leroy Doby Wright-Patterson

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christopher Ruano The Air Force Research Laboratory Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System will automatically take over an aircraft’s flight controls if a crash is imminent. The technology is a significant advance in safety systems. This fall the Air Force will begin fielding the M6.2+ F-16 Operational Flight Program with a…

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U.S. Navy establishes new base in Romania

Posted October 10, 2014 by PO2 Luke B. Meineke

Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia established Naval Support Facility Deveselu Oct. 10, during an establishment and assumption of command ceremony on base.

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AF engineers log record-breaking accelerated engine test

Posted November 7, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

A highly successful accelerated mission test of Pratt & Whitney's F135 conventional take-off and landing/carrier variant engine was recently completed in the Sea Level 3 test cell at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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