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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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F-35 testing begins on USS America

Posted  October 31, 2016

Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) Oct. 28, 2016.

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NAWCWD celebrates 70 years at Point Mugu

Posted  October 31, 2016

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and nearly 200 community members and alumni marked 70 years of history at Point Mugu, Calif., during a ceremony in Hangar 324 on Oct. 27.

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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, crewmates safely return from space station

Posted  October 31, 2016

NASA astronaut and Expedition 49 crew member Kate Rubins, who became the first person to sequence DNA in space, returned to Earth Oct. 29 after a successful mission aboard the International Space Station.

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AFRL gives helping hand to operators with Tactical Fast Rope Gloves

Posted  October 31, 2016

Air Force photograph by Lt. Col. Sheena Winder A Tech Warrior participant uses Tactical Fast Rope Gloves, developed through the Junior Force Warfighters Operations program, to descend a rope during the 2016 Tech Warrior exercises, landing safely and experiencing no discomfort from friction-related heat. Air Force Research Laboratory junior force researchers from the Materials and Manufacturing…

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David Trulio appointed as VP in Lockheed Martin International

Posted  October 31, 2016

Lockheed Martin announced Oct. 21 David Trulio has been appointed Vice President for International Government Affairs, Operations, and Regional Executive for Latin America within the Lockheed Martin International organization. His appointment is effective Oct. 31, 2016. In this role, Trulio will play an integral part in shaping the strategy to develop Lockheed Martin’s presence in…

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