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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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Defense

A-10s deploy to Slovakia for cross-border training

Posted  July 20, 2016

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. William Hopper An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne Air Station, Ind., taxies after landing at Slia? Air Base, Slovakia, July 8, 2016. The A-10s are in Slovakia to conduct training alongside the NATO ally as well as participate in cross-border training with other…

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VA announces new partnerships, collaboration

Posted  July 20, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs July 18 announced partnerships and collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, IBM and Bombas. The three, distinct, relationships are a part of the MyVA Strategic Partnership Initiative, which aims to work together with external organizations to improve the delivery and access of care for veterans. The announcement of the three new…

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NASA’s Hubble Telescope makes first atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets

Posted  July 20, 2016

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets.

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Defense

USS George HW Bush begins fast cruise

Posted  July 20, 2016

Navy photograph by PO2 Ryan Seelbach Sailors conduct a foreign object debris (FOD) walkdown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). FOD walkdowns are performed to remove objects on the deck that could damage a jet engine’s intake, compressor blades or related components. GHWB is participating in a…

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Lockheed Martin-led team lays keel on 17th LCS

Posted  July 20, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph A welder authenticates the keel of LCS 17, the future USS Indianapolis, by welding the initials of ship sponsor Jill Donnelly. The Keel Laying is the formal recognition of the start of the ship’s module construction process. The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s 17th Littoral…

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