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First pipeline class of F-35 crew chiefs graduates

Posted August 11, 2014 by George Woodward

Nine airmen became the first Air Force recruits to graduate initial skills technical training as F-35A Lightning II crew chiefs after completing Mission-Ready Airmen training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 7. “The opportunity to be the first of something so important means a lot. I know many people are looking at us to…

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101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear

Posted August 11, 2014 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.

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AFOSR explores basic research collaboration with South Africa

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Air Force photograph by Alea Stewart U.S.-South Africa Advanced Materials Working Group recently met in Arlington, Va., during the U.S. Joint Services and Office of the Secretary of Defense, African Technical Exchange, hosted by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Among the attendees are (from left to right) Dr. Sofi Bin-Salamon, Program Officer, International…

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NAVAIR partners with industry on 3-D printing, develop a roadmap for the future

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Navy photograph A plastic part, printed from a 3-D printer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., is used as a fit check to install an MH-60R instrumentation operatorís seat onto an MH-60S aircraft. The part, which will be replaced by a machined part, is one example of NAVAIR’s use of additive manufacturing. Naval Air…

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Deployed Airmen drop supplies into Iraq

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The U.S. military conducted a fourth airdrop of food and water yesterday for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.

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Air Force’s new maritime radar becomes operational

Posted August 11, 2014 by Susan A. Romano

The Air Force Technical Applications Center has a welcome addition to its treaty monitoring capabilities – the Cobra King radar system aboard the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen. Cobra King is a new, state-of-the-art mobile radar system consisting of S- and X-band phased radars that AFTAC employs to provide worldwide, high quality, high resolution, multi-wavelength radar…

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Team Eglin supports Army Apache testing

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Similar to popular cell phone advertisements, engineers at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., engineers are demonstrating how they provide a connection between different contacts to create a joint network.

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Pease ANGB selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Air Force officials announced Aug. 6, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., as the Air Force's first Air National Guard-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base.

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Eielson AFB selected as preferred alternative for first overseas-based F-35As

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Air Force officials announced Aug. 7 that Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the preferred alternative to host the first F-35A Lightning II squadrons in the Pacific area of responsibility. Eielson was selected due to its ability to support the mission, economic factors and environmental considerations. “Basing the F-35s at Eielson will allow…

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Researchers focus on reducing weight of Army combat vehicles

Posted August 6, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Leading experts in military combat-vehicle research, engineering and design gathered July 29-31 to discuss a single goal: reducing the weight of the Army's tanks and infantry fighting vehicles by 40 percent in the coming decades.

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