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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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Airman of the year takes to the sky for incentive flight

Posted  January 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Higgins Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno adjusts her flight helmet while Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, watches before taking of in an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 12, 2017. Schaefer took Caramanno on an incentive flight as an award for being named one of the U.S. Air Force’s 12…

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Task Force provides inauguration coordination

Posted  January 20, 2017

Joint Task Force National Capital Region is responsible for coordinating all military ceremonial support on behalf of the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies.

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XCITE aims to reduce timeline from idea to reality

Posted  January 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit An XCITE innovation team meeting last year provided members an opportunity to brainstorm over ideas. In a low-ceilinged room off a nondescript hallway down a steep flight of stairs beneath an unremarkable building, a group of people meet to brainstorm, exchange ideas and formulate plans to further the goals…

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Updates for Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Posted  January 20, 2017

Applications window now open for 2017/18 school year The Palmdale Aerospace Academy in Palmdale, Calif., is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year, and space is limited. Applications are available online at www.tpaa.org or feel free to visit our campus to complete our online application. The Palmdale Aerospace Academy is located at 38060 20th…

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Fanning, Murphy send farewell message to the force

Posted  January 20, 2017

Army photograph by John Martinez Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, right, and Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, travel to the Army vs Air Force football game on Nov. 4, 2016. To the Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the U.S. Army, It has been the greatest honor of our lives to serve alongside…

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