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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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Defense

Around the Air Force: March 8

Posted  March 8, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, acting Air Force Secretary Lisa S. Disbrow talks about the Air Force review and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright answers a question about the possibility of enlisted Airmen flying MQ-9 Reapers.

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Boeing celebrates rollout of first 737 MAX 9

Posted  March 8, 2017

Boeing marked a milestone March 7 as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees.

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First to Fight: Marines land in Vietnam

Posted  March 8, 2017

On March 8, 1965, 3,500 Marines were the first U.S. combat troops to land in Vietnam. This presence confirmed the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Headlines – March 6, 2017

Posted  March 6, 2017

News North Korea fires several ballistic missiles: Seoul military – North Korea March 6 fired several ballistic missiles into the East Sea in an apparent protest against the ongoing joint military drills between South Korea and the United States, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.     Business Harris Corp. to provide UAE with battle…

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News Briefs – March 6, 2017

Posted  March 6, 2017

1,800 Boeing union workers accept buyouts Union officials say more than 1,800 union members will leave Boeing under a buyout plan offered last month in a continuing company job-cutting effort. The Seattle Times reports the Machinists union says 1,500 of its members applied for a buyout and were approved to leave the company. The engineering…

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