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Stratcom: Integrating space with other warfare domains key to deterrence

Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command said during a space security conference in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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Small quadcopter test is first on active Air Force taxiway

An unusual aircraft went through its motions on the Edwards Air Force Base flightline March 16 when a small quadcopter equipped with a camera took to the sky to perform a visual inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress.

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AFTC commander visits new F-22 facilities

Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16, 2017, as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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U.S. Air Force trains alongside Japanese. South Korean counterparts

An Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a bilateral mission in the vicinity of Japan yesterday with Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15J Eagles, followed by a bilateral mission with South Korean Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons carried out in South Korean airspace.

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Army hoping $200 million in bonuses will attract more recruits

Army Recruiting Command's mission is seeing the "largest within-year mission increase ever," said Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC's deputy commander.


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NRO orbits twin surveillance satellites

Posted  March 10, 2017

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 lifted off right on schedule at 9:49:51 a.m. March 1, carrying a secret satellite payload into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 earns FAA certification

Posted  March 10, 2017

Boeing announced March 9 that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 737 MAX 8 delivery to customers in the coming months. To earn certification for the 737 MAX 8, Boeing undertook a comprehensive…

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Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

Posted  March 10, 2017

What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

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Defense

Pacific mission demonstrates C-5M upgrades

Posted  March 10, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm Senior Airman Elias Wilson, 22nd Airlift Squadron, offloads cargo with Airmen from the 730th Air Mobility Squadron after arriving to Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2017. The team worked together to offload nearly 50,000 pounds of various cargo. A C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from the 22nd…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft parachutes tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

Posted  March 10, 2017

NASA photograph Engineers successfully tested the parachutes for NASA’s Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona March 8. This was the second test in a series of eight that will certify Orion’s parachutes for human spaceflight. The test, which dropped an Orion engineering model from a C-17 aircraft at 25,000 feet,…

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