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Small UAS returns from first operational deployment

Posted September 26, 2014 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpGJ8I3idUI&feature=player_embedded U.S. Marine Corps photograph Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System catches the wire during a landing. In†this†video below,†a Marine from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 2 recovers a Blackjack unmanned aircraft system in Afghanistan. This small UAS returned from its first early operational deployment Sept. 10 after flying nearly 1,000 hours in 119 days in theatre….

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Marleah Robertson
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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Posted October 22, 2014 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

Three airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10.

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‘Batman’ fix to sustain C-5s for decades, saving millions

Posted November 17, 2014 by Jenny Gordon

Robins Air Force Base, Ga., has hit another milestone by being the first to complete a new major structural repair on a C-5M which will bring in millions of dollars in revenue and sustain the Air Force’s fleet for decades to come. With completion of the first prototype in September, an additional 51 C-5s will…

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Technical interchange meeting focuses on hypersonic capabilities

Posted December 10, 2014 by Deidre Ortiz

An Air Force and Navy Technical Interchange Meeting on ground testing of materials for high-speed aerospace applications was held here last month to discuss needs across the community in terms of current tools and methodologies.

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Final Combat Talon I undergoes PDM

Posted March 27, 2012 by

In two weeks, the last MC-130E Combat Talon I will complete its final phase of programmed depot maintenance at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., before departing for its final run from the flight line. The Combat Talon I fleet has been at Robins for PDM since the 1990s. The program was transferred from…

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F-35 team hits weapons testing mark

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Victor Chen

The F-35 Integrated Test team at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., announced April 16 the completion of a weapons testing milestone. The ejection of a 500-pound bomb from F-35B test aircraft BF-3 March 29...

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Tactical communications network backbone heads into operational test

Posted May 7, 2012 by by Kyle Bond

Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, known as WIN-T, Increment 2 is nearing the finish line as it heads into its largest operational test this month. WIN-T Increment 2 is a major upgrade to the Army’s tactical communications backbone and provides an on-the-move network that reaches down to the company level for the first time. “This mobile network…

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Army ‘moving toward’ opening combat arms to women

Posted May 16, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Army leaders are asking whether – and how – to open infantry and armor ranks to women, the service’s senior soldier said May 16. Officers in charge of training and force development are now gathering data to help answer those questions, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told reporters during a Pentagon briefing….

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FRCSE resurrects demolished Seahawk for Navy squadron

Posted June 1, 2012 by

A Sikorsky HH-60H Seahawk Helicopter that crashed in Virginia during a night training exercise at Fort Pickett in 2009 underwent extensive repairs at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville...

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Gen. Wolfenbarger receives fourth star, assumes leadership of AFMC

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Kim Dawley

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in the Air Force and assumed the top position of the major command responsible for the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of the service’s current and future weapon systems during ceremonies at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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