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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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Raytheon plans Southern Arizona expansion

Posted  November 18, 2016

Raytheon plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period.

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Wingman Day champs

Posted  November 18, 2016

Air Force photograph by Jenny Correa The 412th Operations Support Squadron’s “Team Goose” poses for a photo after winning the Wingman Day dodgeball competition Nov. 7 at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., base gym. The dodgeball games wrapped up a day that began with a color run at the fitness center followed by presentations…

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F-16 Fighting Falcon participates in refueling mission out of Luke

Posted  November 18, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams First Lt. Justin Greenway, 70th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, leads a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps group to a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 16, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members of the group were a part of JROTC and spouses…

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Danny Bazzell new FTHF general manager

Posted  November 18, 2016

The Flight Test Historical Foundation announced Nov. 14 the selection of Danny Bazzell as the new general manager. The mission of the Flight Test Historical Foundation, a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is to preserve the rich local history of flight test by raising funds to support the development of the Air Force Flight Test Museum at…

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NASA receives sixth consecutive clean audit opinion

Posted  November 18, 2016

NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its fiscal year 2016 financial statements, marking the sixth consecutive year of “clean” opinions. The agency has released its fiscal 2016 Agency Financial Report, which provides details on its financial results and performance highlights. The auditor’s unmodified opinion is that NASA’s financial statements fairly present the agency’s…

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