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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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AFRL launches new approach to promote STEM classes

Posted  November 16, 2016

The Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is launching a new program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes and announces the first six projects started in local high schools this year in that effort.

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Defense

Future VR training will blend global partners, air, armor, ground forces

Posted  November 16, 2016

The Army is now working to tie together all of its simulations for combined-arms training to allow for the eventual inclusion of both joint and multi-national partners.

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Human-machine teams

Posted  November 16, 2016

Lockheed Martin demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing person, and bring that person to safety.

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Thunderbolts honor Tuskegee Airmen

Posted  November 16, 2016

A granite paver was unveiled honoring the World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix.

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Defense

F-16CM accident report released

Posted  November 16, 2016

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker Capt. Mike Broderick (right) breaks from Capt. Brandon Lavalley on the final approach during day three of Red Flag 12-2 Jan. 25, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. An Accident Investigation Board found that an F-16CM Fighting Falcon suffered an engine hardware malfunction resulting in its…

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