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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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HT July 1st

Posted  July 1, 2016

U.S. Air Force Amn. Sian K. Lendsey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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Events for July 2016

Posted  July 1, 2016

July 2-10 — Conference: Starlight, Beyond Light Pollution, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain July 3-8 — International Symposium and Workshop on Astrochemistry, Campinas, Brazil July 3-8 — Exoplanets 1 Conference, Davos, Switzerland July 3-8 — Alpine Cosmology Workshop, Dolomites, Italy July 3-8 — 2016 Astronomical Society of Australia’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia July 3-8…

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MQ-8B Fire Scout deploys with new radar capability

Posted  July 1, 2016

The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar.

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Navy veteran finds recovery, healing in water

Posted  July 1, 2016

Katie Ray glides through the water, arms slicing and feet kicking, churning a wake of bubbles and ripples in the swimming pool at Arvin Gym. She practices swim strokes, trying to improve her time and technique, but what she's really doing is finding the person she used to be.

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Senate confirms Goldfein as next AF chief of staff

Posted  July 1, 2016

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing June 16, 2016, in Washington, D.C., following his presidential nomination for the position of the 21st Air Force chief of staff. Goldfein was confirmed by the Senate…

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