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Edwards boom operators set sight on future KC-46 testing

Earlier this year in Everett, Wash., workers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, and Boeing teamed to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, which resulted in the Department of Defense authorizing initial production in August.  

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Self-generated power could reduce Soldiers’ load

Today's war fighters may one day find themselves knee-deep in power.

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Weapons squadrons integrate combat skillsets

From 28,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, Capt. Lance Adsit and Lt. Col. Erik Johnson, B-52 Stratofortress pilots, looked out their cockpit window to the right and see a fellow bomber aircraft soaring through the clouds; two B-1B Lancers shared the airspace far to the south.

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Lightning I pilot meets Lightning II, shares stories

Retired Maj. Earl Conrad Jr., a World War II fighter pilot who flew the original P-38 Lightning, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016, to get a glimpse of the F-35 Lightning II, the namesake of the legendary fighter aircraft which dominated the skies over the Pacific during his time in service.

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Legendary pilot passes

The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history. Dubbed the “greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived” by Jimmy Doolittle, and beloved for his straw hat and gentlemanly demeanor, Hoover was 94. A…

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HT October 21, 2016

Posted  October 21, 2016

U.S. Air Force Airman Ericka K. Haynes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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Headlines – October 19, 2016

Posted  October 19, 2016

News Retaking Mosul from ISIS may pale to what comes next – If history is a guide, vast parts of Mosul, once Iraq’s No. 2 city with about two million inhabitants, could be left in smoldering ruins by retreating or die-hard Islamic State fighters who may use remaining civilians as shields and booby-trap entire neighborhoods…

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News Briefs – October 19, 2016

Posted  October 19, 2016

UN torture expert: No visit to Guantanamo before terms ends The U.N.’s special representative on torture expects he will end his six-year term without visiting the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Juan Mendez said Oct. 18 that he was invited to visit Guantanamo in 2012 but on conditions that he could not accept….

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Raytheon awarded Title III contract to advance its industry-leading Gallium Nitride technology

Posted  October 19, 2016

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of the Secretary of Defense have awarded Raytheon a $14.9 million contract to further enhance its process for producing gallium nitride-based semiconductors.

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AFRL program matches technology, entrepreneurs

Posted  October 19, 2016

Private entrepreneurs will have a chance to commercialize Air Force Research Laboratory inventions with a new program. AFRL New Mexico Lab Launch 2017 aims to match entrepreneurs with AFRL technology and help them get it to the commercial market. The lab’s local Tech Engagement Team is conducting information sessions on and off Kirtland Air Force…

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