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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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NASA extends Hubble Space Telescope science operations contract

Posted  June 24, 2016

NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued Hubble science operations support at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. This action will extend the period of…

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Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

Posted  June 24, 2016

Boeing photograph by John D. Parker The KC-46A Pegasus deploys the centerline boom for the first time Oct. 9, 2015. The boom is the fastest way to refuel aircraft at 1,200 gallons per minute. Air Force officials announced fives bases as candidates for the next round of active duty-led KC-46A Pegasus basing on June 23….

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Face of Defense: First Marine completes aviator immersion program

Posted  June 24, 2016

Courtesy photograph Marine Corps Capt. Jason Grimes, a UH-1Z Cobra pilot with Marine Light Attack Squadron 369 and a Hibbing, Minnesota, native, who is the first pilot to complete the Aviator Immersion Program, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2016. Grimes completed the training with 2nd Battalion, 4th…

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NATO partners close out Saber Strike 16

Posted  June 24, 2016

Air Force photograph by SrA. Nicole Keim A U.S. Army soldier holds the U.S. flag during a closing ceremony at Tapa Training Base, Estonia, June 21, 2016. U.S. forces in Europe participated in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010….

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Army training looks at human dimension

Posted  June 24, 2016

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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