Featured Headlines

Air Force photograph Defense

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.

af-70th-poster2 Defense

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.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute image News

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.

army-aviation Defense

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.

eafb-GPS Local

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Defense

New research ship ready for duty

Posted  April 15, 2016

Amid booming fireworks, steely skies, blustery winds and the joyful cheers from a large crowd of well-wishers the brand-new research vessel Neil Armstrong recently arrived at its new home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, officials announced April 14. During a pierside ceremony featuring remarks from former astronaut Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol, current…

Full Story »

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes
Space & Technology

Educators learn about effects on humans from long-term space exposure

Posted  April 15, 2016

Regional teachers participated in an educator workshop to learn about the one-year study of identical twins astronaut Scott Kelly who was on the International Space Station and former astronaut Mark Kelly who remained on Earth, referring to this study as: A Stepping Stone Toward Our Journey to Mars.

Full Story »

News

News Briefs – April 15, 2016

Posted  April 15, 2016

Russia rejects criticism of fly-by near US Navy destroyer Russia’s defense ministry has rejected complaints by U.S. officials who said Russian attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea this week. The U.S. European command says the Russian planes buzzed a U.S. ship multiple times April 11 and 12…

Full Story »

News

Headlines – April 15, 2016

Posted  April 15, 2016

News Carrier group returns to South China Sea amid tensions – Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected soon to visit the Stennis on its patrol, which comes as the Obama administration grapples with how to respond to China’s territorial grab in the strategically vital South China Sea.     Business Northrop’s mystery bomber bid may…

Full Story »

U.S. Air Force photograph by SSgt. Benjamin W. Stratton
Defense

PACAF Airmen stand up air contingent in Philippines

Posted  April 18, 2016

Airmen assigned to the Pacific Air Forces stood up the first rotation of an air contingent at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 16, following a joint announcement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in Manila.

Full Story »