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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Cassini spacecraft ends historic exploration of Saturn

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.


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News Briefs – September 15, 2017

Posted  September 15, 2017

Remains of missing Vietnam-era soldier identified A northeast Oklahoma soldier’s remains have been identified more than 50 years after the Vietnam War. The Claremore Daily Progress reports that Air Force Col. Ronald Scott’s remains will arrive in Claremore next week. He’ll be honored with a graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery on Sept. 22. The Defense…

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Cassini spacecraft ends historic exploration of Saturn

Posted  September 15, 2017

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

Posted  September 15, 2017

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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Lockheed Martin opens new onsite training facility

Posted  September 15, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph State and local officials join Lockheed Martin representatives in opening the AIDT Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center. From left to right: Lee Hammett, AIDT; Jason Crager, Lockheed Martin; Ed Castile, AIDT; Jason Reeves, Troy City Mayor; Bobby Jon Drinkard, AIDT. Lockheed Martin celebrated the opening of a new onsite training facility Oct….

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Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

Posted  September 15, 2017

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.

Full Story »