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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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Business

Northrop delivers light-weight wide aperture array submarine shipset

Posted  November 28, 2016

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the first shipset of LWWAA hardware for Block IV of the Virginia Class Submarine to the U.S. Navy Northrop Grumman has delivered the first shipset of LWWAA hardware for Block IV of the Virginia Class Submarine to the U.S. Navy. This represents the 19th shipset that Northrop…

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Navy casualty in Syria

Posted  November 28, 2016

Navy photograph Senior Chief Scott Dayton. A sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Two based in Virginia Beach, Va., died Nov. 24 after wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Syria. Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Cooper Dayton was serving with Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. “We offer…

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Space

Celebrating Thanksgiving aboard ISS

Posted  November 28, 2016

NASA photograph The six Expedition 50 crew members celebrate Thanksgiving in space, Nov. 24, 2016, with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables.

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Veterans

Candy Bomber rededicates Frankfurt’s Berlin Airlift Memorial

Posted  November 28, 2016

Dozens of German and American citizens indulged their collective sweet tooth for freedom with thanksgiving and reflection during the reopening ceremony of the Berlin Airlift Memorial at Frankfurt International Airport Nov. 21, 2016.

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Defense

Plans underway for the release of more Army mobile apps

Posted  November 28, 2016

The Army is picking up the pace to make more training mobile applications available for Soldiers' smartphones and computer tablets.

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