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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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Lockheed Martin awarded third gen Air Force logistics contract

Posted  March 8, 2017

The Defense Logistics Agency has named Lockheed Martin as the Industrial Product-Support Vendor (IPV) for the U.S. Air Force Generation III logistics program. Lockheed Martin will continue to enable rapid replenishment of consumable parts to U.S. Air Force Air Logistics Complexes at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and Robins Air…

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Lightning in the skies

Posted  March 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kristin Stewart A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A takes off Feb. 27 to conduct sorties over the 724 square miles of land ranges and 120,000 miles of over water airspace at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 is the world’s most advanced multi-role fighter providing unmatched capabilities to military forces around…

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Pilots eject from A-29A Super Tucano

Posted  March 8, 2017

Two pilots from the 81st Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., ejected safely from an A-29A Super Tucano aircraft during a routine training flight near Homerville, Ga., at about 2:50 p.m., March 6, 2017. Both pilots were recovered and taken to Clinch Memorial Hospital in Homerville for medical evaluation and have been released. The…

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Disbrow delivers State of the AF

Posted  March 8, 2017

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium here March 3., 2017.

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Pentagon: U.S. troops play new role in Syria

Posted  March 8, 2017

The U.S. military has carved out a new role in Syria, with small numbers of troops now positioned to prevent an escalation of violence among an array of militias and other forces that have converged on an increasingly complex battlefield. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, March 6 said the U.S. troops are on…

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