Featured Headlines

Airbus photograph by Andreas Zeitler Business

Tornado successor: Team Eurofighter presents offer to Germany

On the eve of the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018, Airbus and Eurofighter GmbH have submitted their offer to the German Ministry of Defence for a replacement of the Bundeswehr’s ageing Tornado combat aircraft, which was developed in the 1960s, and have established the Eurofighter as its ideal successor.

Army photograph by Sgt. Gregory T. Summers Defense

Air cavalry, ‘sky soldiers’ test new air assault concept

As the setting sun marked the start of another spring evening at the training area in Hohenfels, Germany, the roar of helicopter turbine engines competed against the thrumming rhythm of rotor blades beating the air as 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division soldiers began their work.

NASA illustration Space

NASA engineers dream big with small spacecraft

Many of NASA's most iconic spacecraft towered over the engineers who built them: think Voyagers 1 and 2, Cassini or Galileo -- all large machines that could measure up to a school bus.

army-modernization2 Defense

Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

NASA photograph Space

Cargo spaceship set for departure from ISS

After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station May 2.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

lukef35
Air Force

Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted  June 9, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Colbert. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots…

Full Story »

Space

NASA awards universal stage adapter contract for Space Launch System rocket

Posted  June 9, 2017

NASA has selected Dynetics, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., to develop and build a universal stage adapter for the agency’s Space Launch System rocket. The adapter will connect NASA’s Orion spacecraft and provide additional cargo space for the future configurations of the rocket containing an exploration upper stage. Under the contract, Dynetics will design, develop, test, evaluate,…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Curt Beach
Defense

B-52 Stratofortresses execute Saber Strike 17 missions

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Curt Beach A load crew team from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron removes BDU-50s, (inert munitions) general purpose unguided conventional weapons, from a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 5, 2017. B-52s and Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are working side-by-side NATO allies and partners during…

Full Story »

eafb-run
Local

Pride Month Color Run

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Senior Airman Andrew Kewell, 412th Security Forces Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., finishes first in a blast of color during the Pride Month Color Run June 6, 2017. Approximately 40 runners turned out for the event. Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing installation support director, opened the…

Full Story »

Veterans

VA launches Physician Ambassador Program

Posted  June 9, 2017

Department partners with volunteer medical professionals to improve care The Department of Veterans Affairs announced June 6 that it has launched the Physician Ambassador Program, an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers, at the more than 1,700 VA health-care facilities across the nation. The physician and clinician “ambassadors” are qualified, trained and licensed health providers…

Full Story »