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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

Posted January 23, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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Navy gears up to order production of 29 aircraft diagnostic systems

Posted January 23, 2015 by

A test system designed to diagnose and repair complex naval avionics weapons systems was recently approved by the Navy for Low Rate Initial Production Lot 3, providing an additional 29 stations in support of fleet sites.

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96th Test Group brings ‘R2-D2′ to life

Posted January 23, 2015 by SrA. Daniel Liddicoet

Courtesy photograph A Rear Cockpit Pallet is mounted in the back of a T-38 Talon Jan. 13, 2015 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The project to build the RCP began from a need to design a platform that could serve to perform high dynamic testing of new GPS technology inside the 56 year-old T-38…

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Future joint concepts focus on human elements

Posted January 23, 2015 by

A panel of military officers discussed the concepts of the Strategic Landpower Task Force Jan. 16 at the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington, D.C. Developed from the lessons learned over the past 12 years of conflict, the Joint Concept for Integrated Campaigning and the Human Aspects of Military Operations concepts are currently making…

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Dutch F-35s touch down at Edwards

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Two F-35 Lightning IIs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Edwards Jan. 16, after a five-hour flight from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Joint Strike Fighters arrived for an operational test and evaluation phase here in the High Desert.

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Army researchers develop batteries that don’t corrode

Posted January 19, 2015 by

Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Emily Wikner, an Army Research Laboratory intern (left), assists Army Research Laboratory scientist Arthur Cresce, in the Electrochemistry Branch. Cresce is the co-inventor of an electrolyte additive with the potential to increase lithium battery energy density by 30 percent. New, lighter batteries are under development for Soldiers now, in-house, at…

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USS Peleliu to be decommissioned after nearly 35 years of service

Posted January 19, 2015 by PO3 Ryan J. Batchelder

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) will end nearly 35 years of service during a decommissioning ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. at Pier #7 at Naval Base San Diego, March 31.

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted January 19, 2015 by TSgt. Natalie Stanley

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James deliver their, “State of the Air Force,” press conference Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, D.C. In her comments, James said we are the greatest Air Force in the world…

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted January 16, 2015 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15, 2015. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons Schoolís first assigned F-35. A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when…

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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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