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SMC stands up new Advanced Systems, Development Directorate

Posted November 26, 2014 by

While space officially begins at 62 miles above the Earth’s surface, for the men and women of the Air Force space begins near sea level at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base,Calif. SMC is where innovative ideas are matured into space systems that deliver operational capabilities to U.S. warfighters in…

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Japan, Australia to provide F-35 maintenance sites in Pacific region

Posted December 19, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andy Wolfe An F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter carrier variant prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 6, 2014. Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific…

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U.S., Republic of Korea armies to establish combined division

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Photograph by ChinU Pak An infantryman with the Republic of Korea’s 21st Division practices weapons qualification during the 2nd Infantry Division’s Expert Infantryman Badge testing and training on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 7. The 2nd Infantry “Warrior” Division is entering a significant phase in its 100-year history. For more than 60 years, 2nd Infantry…

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Key defense suppliers recognized for stellar delivery to warfighters

Posted February 9, 2015 by David Vergun

Getting top-notch materiel to the war fighters in the most cost-effective and efficient manner is what the American public expects of defense contractors. Some do that very well and others not as well as they should, say top Defense Department officials who oversee delivery of such gear. One of the things the military services are…

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Army Research Laboratory lays out science and technology priorities through 2019

Posted March 6, 2015 by Joyce P. Brayboy

Army photograph Dr. Rick Beyer, propulsion science expert, aligns a sample in a Bruker Wide-angle X-ray scattering camera at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md. The laboratory recently released its technical implementation plan to guide the science and technology portfolio for the next four years. U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, director Dr. Thomas…

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McConnell community marks B-29 rollout

Posted March 30, 2015 by SrA. Victor J. Caputo

One of more than the 1,600 B-29 Superfortresses assembled in Wichita, was delivered to the Army Air Forces on March 23, 1944, and that very same aircraft was "delivered" again on March 23, 2015, in commemoration of its restoration during a ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.

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X-47B first to complete autonomous aerial refueling

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The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program. While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, the X-47B connected to an Omega K-707 tanker aircraft and received over 4,000 pounds of fuel…

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President nominates Forces Command chief to lead Army

Posted May 15, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Gen. Mark Milley, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the new chief of staff, or CSA, of the Army.

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Gaming research laboratory debuts new website

Posted June 8, 2015 by Michela Greco

The opportunity to challenge high school students to adapt commercial off-the-shelf gaming technology to help solve Air Force training problems is one reason why Jennifer Winner said she loves working for the Air Force Research Laboratory. Winner, a researcher with AFRL’s Human Effectiveness Directorate, supported the Gaming Research Integration for Learning Laboratory. The GRILL mission…

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Fighter pilot makes history at USAF Weapons School

Posted July 8, 2015 by Susan Garcia

Photograph courtesy of Susan Garcia Capt. Kari Armstrong, an F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer with the 389th Fighter Squadron, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons school officer and the second female student…

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