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Army researcher’s interest in robotics leads to innovative device

Posted July 6, 2015 by Joyce P. Brayboy

Army photograph by Doug LaFon Dan Baechle, left, from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Multifunctional Materials research team, has created a laboratory prototype of a device he designed to sense and damp out arm tremors for Army marksmanship training. Robotic exoskeletons have been a science fiction theme and an engineering feat since the 1960s. Practical…

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Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Posted July 6, 2015 by TSgt. Joseph Swafford

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford Airman Joshua Herron, a 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60 Pave Hawk crew chief, completes a 50-hour inspection on a Pave Hawk at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015. The 41st EHMU ensures Pave Hawks on Bagram Airfield are prepared for flight and returned to a mission-ready state…

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B-52s demonstrate strategic reach

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton A B-52H Stratofortress is marshalled to a stop at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., after a 44-hour sortie July 2, 2015. Aircrew members and two B-52s from Barksdale AFB’s 96th Bomb Squadron flew a round-trip mission to Australia where they integrated with Royal Australian Air Force ground forces…

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Tactical reconnaissance vehicle project eyes hoverbike for defense

Posted July 2, 2015 by Joyce P. Brayboy

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle, or TRV, concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D capability. The Army is interested in this disruptive technology because it has the…

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Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

Posted July 2, 2015 by Navy CPO Larry Foos

Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.

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First Marine graduates Air Force’s F-35 intelligence course

Posted July 2, 2015 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Marleah Robertson Marine Corps 1st Lt. Samuel Winsted, an F-35B Lightning II intelligence officer, provides a mock intelligence briefing to two instructors during the F-35 Intelligence Formal Training Unit course June 17, 2015, on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Winsted will serve in a critical role assisting the Marine Corps’…

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5,000 days of war

Posted July 2, 2015 by Amn. Kai White and A1C Ryan Conroy

It’s been 5,000 days of struggle, rugged landscapes, blood and sweat. It’s been 5,000 days of exhaustion, injuries, and long separations from family, friends and home.

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Navy’s new aircraft launch system tested on future carrier CVN 78

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With the successful launch of the first test sled from the starboard bow catapult, Naval Air Systems Command continued to make history June 16 with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

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Prowler retires following 45 years of naval service

Posted July 2, 2015 by PO2 John Hetherington

Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted a three-day Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler, June 25-27.

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PCU John Warner delivered to Navy

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The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of PCU John Warner (SSN 785) June 25, the 12th submarine of the Virginia Class.

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