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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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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Deployment

Posted  October 21, 2016

Navy photograph by Seaman Joshua Murray Seaman Eddy Ramirez, from Palmdale, Calif., brings a refueling hose onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ramirez serves aboard Ike as an aviation boatswain’s mate, operating fuel transfer systems. Ike and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of…

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Technology

NASA launches eighth year of Antarctic ice change airborne survey

Posted  October 21, 2016

NASA photograph by John Sonntag The mountains of northern Alexander Island in the Antarctic Peninsula, passing under the left wing of the DC-8 aircraft carrying Operation IceBridge¹s scientists and instruments on Oct. 14, 2016. At the southern end of the Earth, a NASA plane carrying a team of scientists and a sophisticated instrument suite to…

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VMM-364 Change of Command

Posted  October 21, 2016

Courtesy photograph Lt. Col. Paul Kopacz, left, former commanding officer of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 364, and Lt. Col. Stephen Conley, commanding officer for VMM-364, pose for a photo after Conley’s boot camp graduation aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif. Kopacz and Conley have been friends since their sophomore year of high…

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U.S., U.K. start mine countermeasure exercise in Arabian Gulf

Posted  October 21, 2016

Navy photograph by PO2 Victoria Kinney U.S. Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) ships USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Gladiator (MCM 11) and USS Dextrous (MCM 13) steam in formation with Royal navy ships RFA Lyme Bay (L 3007), HMS Middleton (M34), HMS Chiddingfold (M37), HMS Penzance (M106) and HMS Bangor (M109) with two MH-53 helicopters from…

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Space & Technology

Divers practice Orion water recovery techniques in giant pool

Posted  October 21, 2016

NASA photograph by James Blair U.S. Navy divers, Air Force pararescuemen and Coast Guard rescue swimmers practice Orion recovery techniques Sept. 21, at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The recovery team is practicing underway recovery techniques using a test version of the Orion spacecraft. Training will help…

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