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Unique high-brilliance X-ray sheds new light on additive manufacturing process

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in the additive manufacturing process.

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USS Anchorage conducts HIMARS shoot during Dawn Blitz 2017

The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was fired from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 Oct. 22.

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Gathering of Eagles marks F-22 first flight anniversary

The Flight Test Historical Foundation will be hosting the Gathering of Eagles event Oct. 21. The event will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the F-22 aircraft’s first flight which took place Oct. 7, 1997.

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The Air Force of Edwards — with feathers!

Yes, it was one thing to be moonlighting to make an extra buck and yes, being raised in the desert meant that wildlife has always been an attraction for those of us that understood the danger. Deep down inside, it was a fascination with these creatures that sparked our passion.

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SECAF talks space during POC conference

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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Boeing, Air Force test team completes first KC-46 to KC-46 refueling

Posted  October 11, 2017

Boeing photograph A KC-46A Pegasus tanker is refueled by a second KC-46 for the first time as seen from the tanker’s air refueling operator station. During the flight the two aircraft successfully refueled each other and transferred a total of 38.100 pounds of fuel. A Boeing-U.S. Air Force test team recently refueled a KC-46A tanker…

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USAFE hosts F-35 Multilateral Symposium

Posted  October 11, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to be refueled by a 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017. Eight F-35s deployed to RAF Lakenheath, England on…

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California National Guard Mobilizes to Help Battle Massive Wildfires

Posted  October 11, 2017

California Army Guard photograph by Capt. Jason Sweeney California National Guard soldiers receive instruction from CAL FIRE firefighters during crew training at Camp Roberts, Calif., Sept. 7, 2017. The troops headed out to the Salmon-August Complex Fire near Etna, Calif., the Mission Fire, near Oakhurst, Calif., and wherever else needed. More National Guard activity is…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 11

Posted  October 11, 2017

On this look around the Air Force the Air Force hurricane cleanup efforts continue and the Pacific Air Forces Commander discusses PACAF’s mission.

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Fallen WWII Airmen honored in Bologna, Italy

Posted  October 11, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Air Cory W. Bush Italian civic leaders and community members gather for a memorial ceremony honoring 2nd Lt. Paul R. Joyce, U.S. Army Air Corps P-47 pilot, Oct. 6, 2017, near Bologna, Italy. During World War II, Joyce was killed on July 15, 1944, after his plane was shot…

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