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RQ-4B soars past 10,000 flying hours

Posted March 11, 2015 by TSgt. Marie Brown

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Marie Brown Airmen from an RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft maintenance unit welcome an RQ-4B after a flight Mar. 8, 2015, in Southwest Asia, in which the aircraft surpassed 10,000 flying hours. The RQ-4B aircraft 2019, or A2019, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model to arrive here Oct….

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Navy lays keel for PCU Colorado

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The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Colorado (SSN 788) at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Quonset Point, R.I., March 7.

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Army realigns tactical network initialization process for increased efficiency

Posted March 9, 2015 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Turn on a new computer for the first time and you are met with a few questions before the computer is registered and recognized.

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Hammack tells Congress BRAC round needed

Posted March 9, 2015 by J.D. Leipold

The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment was on Capitol Hill March 3 to discuss the Army’s 2016 military construction budget and explain the need for base realignment and closure. “We need a round of base closure and realignment [BRAC] in 2017,” said Katherine Hammack in testimony before the House Armed…

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Airmen, Marines join forces after aircraft crash

Posted March 9, 2015 by SrA. Sandra Marrero

Airmen from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., provided support to the Marines following a non-lethal F/A-18D Hornet crash Feb. 22, in the woods near Statenville, Ga.

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AF research will improve camera for targeting munitions

Posted March 9, 2015 by Timothy Anderl

In order for an imaging munition to find and make its mark, a variety of information is required, including high-resolution video imagery. Future Air Force munitions will likely feature wide field-of-view imaging seekers that provide Air Force warfighters several advantages over using traditional imaging seekers, including improved capability and lower cost. The Air Force Small…

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F-35 foes lose fight in land-use permit ruling

Posted March 9, 2015 by Lisa Rathke

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Opponents of F-35 fighter planes coming to the Burlington International Airport lost a Vermont Supreme Court appeal over state permitting on Friday, but one justice called the potential jet noise “an alarming wakeup call.” The Vermont Air National Guard is scheduled to get 18 F-35s in 2020. Some people who live near…

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AF, sister services rally at Pentagon to focus on close air support

Posted March 9, 2015 by Benjamin Newell

Representatives of each military service, joint war fighters, and civilian experts came together to discuss the future of close air support at an Air Combat Command-command hosted summit at the Pentagon, March 2-6. Dubbed the Future CAS Focus Week, the event served as a joint forum for more than 60 participants and senior leaders to…

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AFRL offering prize for turbine engine development

Posted March 6, 2015 by Diane Kofoed

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Discover meetings to be held in Ohio on March 24-25. The Air Force Research Laboratory is leading the first Air Force technology prize, issuing a challenge to develop a small, efficient turbine engine for a shot at $2 million. Developers from across the United States, including individuals, teams and…

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Army Research Laboratory lays out science and technology priorities through 2019

Posted March 6, 2015 by Joyce P. Brayboy

Army photograph Dr. Rick Beyer, propulsion science expert, aligns a sample in a Bruker Wide-angle X-ray scattering camera at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md. The laboratory recently released its technical implementation plan to guide the science and technology portfolio for the next four years. U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, director Dr. Thomas…

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