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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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Alaskan Raptors arrive in Australia for training initiative

Posted  February 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, taxies on the runway at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, Feb. 13, 2017. Twelve F-22 Raptors and approximately 200 Airmen are at RAAF Base Tindal as part of…

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Boeing delivers Korean Air’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted  February 22, 2017

Boeing and Korean Air Feb. 22 celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner.

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F-4 flies for final time

Posted  February 22, 2017

As he slides his hands across the edges of the wings and walks from nose to tail, inspecting all aspects of the jet, a wave of emotion begins to hit Jim Harkins.

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Second Lockheed Martin T-50A takes flight in South Carolina

Posted  February 22, 2017

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s second T-50A accomplished an initial test flight from the Greenville, S.C., final assembly and check out facility. Two Lockheed Martin T-50A aircraft are now soaring together in the skies over Greenville, S.C. The inaugural Feb. 20 flight of the second production-ready T-50A from Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) operations…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 22

Posted  February 22, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, NASA astronauts attend water survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington and Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. discusses how the Should Cost Program is saving the Air Force billions.

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