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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

Lockheed Martin transforms training, logistics business

Posted  November 28, 2016

Lockheed Martin has announced a refocusing of their Training and Logistics Solutions business at Nov. 28 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Lockheed Martin is leveraging core components of the most advanced and proven solutions across its training and logistics portfolio to drive scalable capabilities to…

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Veterans

Rarely told Pearl Harbor stories of female military nurses

Posted  November 28, 2016

Photograph courtesy of Winnie Woll Pearl Harbor nurse Teresa Stauffer in her formal Army attire in the early 1940s. Teresa Stauffer Foster was strolling through a garden near Hawaii’s Tripler Hospital on a quiet Sunday morning when a low-flying plane approached. The pilot waved in her direction, so naturally, the Army nurse waved back. A…

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Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted  November 23, 2016

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Local

Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted  November 23, 2016

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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Defense

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

Posted  November 23, 2016

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.

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