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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.


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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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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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