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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 delivers 200th F-35 center wing assembly from Marietta facility

Posted  February 13, 2017

The 200th F-35 Center Wing Assembly built in the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., was delivered to the Fort Worth, Texas, F-35 production line in January, marking a major milestone.

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AF releases new guidance on civilian hiring freeze

Posted  February 13, 2017

The Air Force has released additional guidance in regard to the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23. According to the official memorandum, the hiring freeze applies to all executive departments and agencies regardless of their operation and program funding. Military personnel are excluded. Some exemptions are permitted to meet national security mission and public…

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2017 nominations sought for 12 OAY Award

Posted  February 13, 2017

Air Force officials are seeking 2017 nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. There are three categories for this award: airman, NCO and senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington may each nominate three candidates (one per category) to the Air Force OAY selection board, which will select…

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Leonardo to compete for U.S. Air Force Advanced Pilot Training System program

Posted  February 13, 2017

Leonardo is proud to confirm its participation in the U.S. Air Force T-X competition with its T-100 integrated training system. Leonardo will leverage its U.S. company, Leonardo DRS, as the prime contractor, bringing to bear Leonardo’s leading aeronautical and simulation expertise to deliver a fully integrated solution in the best interests of the Air Force….

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BLUE: A step ahead

Posted  February 13, 2017

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. Staying a step ahead in current and future conflicts required a new edge in air warfare. In this episode, we introduce you to the newest fifth-generation, multi-role fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II.

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