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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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Landing zone cameras mean major improvement in C-17 training

Posted November 7, 2014 by SrA. Levin Boland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8ZU8fSSjw&feature=player_embedded&list=UUJeD5tPnibv8jLjsdtDvQUQ A C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft pilot calculates measurements to figure out the best way to approach a small landing strip in the middle of a hostile environment in Afghanistan. The landing strip is unpaved and has no lights or painted lines to guide the pilot onto the runway. Instead, it is simply a…

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First F-35C lands aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

Posted November 5, 2014 by

Navy photograph An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts its first arrested landing aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting routine training exercises. The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft…

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Air Force completes historic fuel conversion

Posted November 3, 2014 by MSgt. Brad West

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Christopher Boitz Col. Linda Hurry grinds off a JP-8 fuel decal on an R11 refueler as part of the Air Force transition to commercial jet fuel Oct. 15, 2014, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Jet A conversion is a Department of Defense cost saving initiative that will save the…

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Fiscal 20 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff

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ULA photograph by John Studwell The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force’s eighth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 1:21 p.m. EDT Oct. 29, 2014, from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. GPS is…

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Army Reserve lays down the hammer, striking through mine fields with a force

Posted November 3, 2014 by SFC Michel Sauret

It looks like a giant rototiller, except the Army doesn't intend on planting gardens with it.

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AFOSR continues legacy of Nobel Prize-winning research

Posted November 3, 2014 by Molly Lachance

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research will add four winners to its illustrious list following the Nobel Foundation’s announcements of the 2014 laureates for Physics and Chemistry on Oct. 7 and 8. AFOSR has contributed basic research funding to 78 Nobel laureates over the past 60 years. On average, these laureates receive AFOSR funding…

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F-35 engine fix coming

Posted November 3, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, the head of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office, said by the end of December he expects to have decided on a permanent solution for a design issue that caused an F-35A engine to fail in June at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The engine’s…

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‘Grim Reapers’ introduce Oceana to F-35C

Posted October 29, 2014 by PO1 Ernest R. Scott

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval aviation.

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Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit

Posted October 29, 2014 by David McNally

Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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