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New combat rescue helicopter HH-60W to perform personnel recovery mission

Posted December 1, 2014 by Daryl Mayer

The Air Force has officially designated the new combat rescue helicopter as the HH-60W. The need to acquire a new personnel recovery capability resulted in the June 2014 contract award to Sikorsky for eventual production and fielding of up to 112 aircraft with a potential value of approximately $7.9 billion. “The formal designation of HH-60W…

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AF funds thermal management research

Posted December 1, 2014 by

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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Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

Posted December 1, 2014 by Leah Lauterberg

Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

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Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

Posted December 1, 2014 by Capt. Matthew Brown

In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine. The Army’s Doctrine 2015 initiative aims to restructure and develop doctrine that is current and relevant, according to Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr., Doctrine Division chief at…

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CTF-75 receives new Riverine command boats

Posted December 1, 2014 by PO3 Gabrielle Joyner

Sailors assigned to Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF-75), Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 aided in off-loading two Riverine Command Boats from USNS Soderman and transported to Naval Base Guam, Nov. 24.

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16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

Posted November 26, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Posted November 26, 2014 by

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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SMC stands up new Advanced Systems, Development Directorate

Posted November 26, 2014 by

While space officially begins at 62 miles above the Earth’s surface, for the men and women of the Air Force space begins near sea level at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base,Calif. SMC is where innovative ideas are matured into space systems that deliver operational capabilities to U.S. warfighters in…

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Navy’s first F-35C squadron surpasses 1,000 flight hours

Posted November 24, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. An F-35C Lightning II aircraft piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tabert, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, flies the squadron’s first local sortie. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. VFA 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base, serves as the F-35C Fleet…

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Salina, Kansas, recalls anniversary of shuttered base

Posted November 24, 2014 by

It has been 50 years this month since the announcement that Schilling Air Force Base was closing rattled Salina residents. The Salina Journal, which carried news of the closure in its Nov. 19, 1964, editions, reported that the economic disaster then spared no part of the community – real estate, retail, civic involvement, church attendance,…

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