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SecAF outlines top focus areas to improve ICBM career field

Posted February 3, 2014 by SSgt. David Salanitri

Throughout the next 60 days, senior Air Force leaders will re-examine the way ahead for the Air Force’s nuclear mission. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed members of the Air Force Association Jan. 29, in Arlington, Va., giving an update on her recent visits to four Global Strike Command bases – F.E….

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GPS IIF-5 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral AFS

Posted February 21, 2014 by

The U. S. Air Force officials successfully launched the fifth Global Positioning System IIF satellite carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle at 8:59 p.m., EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 20.

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2014 QDR presumes future includes more risk, less money

Posted March 14, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn’t like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said March 10. Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The QDR is a congressionally mandated review of DOD strategy and priorities. It is intended to…

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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

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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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Airmen wrap up ‘Eager Lion’ over Jordan skies

Posted June 11, 2014 by SSgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

For the past two weeks, airmen from around the world converged in Jordan to provide airpower to sister services and partner nations throughout Exercise Eager Lion 2014.

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Missile-warning satellites contract awarded

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The Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., awarded a $1.86 billion contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, Calif., for production of the fifth and sixth Space-Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, geosynchronous, or GEO, missile-warning satellites. “This is a great day in the history of…

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Strategic agility is the future of the Air Force

Posted August 1, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating a trend that could prove to be the defining one of current times: the accelerating…

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MQ-4C Tritons to arrive at Pax River this fall

Posted August 22, 2014 by Northrop Grumman photograph

  MQ-4C Triton test air vehicles at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Palmdale, Calif., will fly cross-country to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., this fall. The MQ-4C completed a test flight Aug. 19 with updated software that enables additional beyond-line-of-sight communication capabilities. This test marked the first time Pax River’s Navy System Integration Lab took…

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