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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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Lockheed Martin’s first modernized TACMS missile successfully engages target

Posted  November 10, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The modernized TACMS missile includes updated guidance electronics and added capability to defeat area targets. Lockheed Martin’s first modernized Tactical Missile System missile completed a successful first flight test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The missile was launched from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher at a target area…

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US, UK, South Korean air forces conduct strategic exercise

Posted  November 10, 2016

The Royal Air Force operated its largest deployment of equipment and personnel to the Korean Peninsula since the 1950s during Invincible Shield, a combined interoperability exchange, which is taking place Nov. 1-10, 2016.

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Air Force unveils latest ‘Veterans in Blue’ exhibit

Posted  November 10, 2016

The seventh volume of “Veterans in Blue” is now available online. The exhibit captures 28 stories of heroism and service by Air Force veterans. Each veteran’s portrait is also displayed on the fifth floor of the Pentagon in A ring between the eighth and ninth corridor.

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SecNav names next amphibious assault ship

Posted  November 10, 2016

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Nov. 9 that the name of the next America-class amphibious assault ship will be USS Bougainville (LHA 8). The naming ceremony took place at Camp Lejeune, N.C. LHA-8 will be the second ship to be named after Bougainville, an island in the northern Solomons, which was the location…

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