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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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A space odyssey

Posted  October 21, 2016

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Workers lower NASA’s Lunar Landing Research Vehicle to the concrete behind the Air Force Flight Test Museum Oct. 13, 2016. The LLRV and the Space Shuttle Crew Transport Vehicle were both donated by NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. NASA’s Lunar Landing Research Vehicle and Space Shuttle Crew Transport Vehicle…

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McCarthy to Hold U.S. Service Academy Forum

Posted  October 21, 2016

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Congressman Kevin McCarthy will hold a forum in Bakersfield for students in the 23rd Congressional District interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies on Oct. 29, 2016.   “Our nation’s Service Academies provide our students with the opportunity to obtain an excellent education and also equip our young people with…

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Edwards NCO ‘joins’ the Marines for senior NCO training

Posted  October 21, 2016

U.S. Marine Corps photograph Master Sgt. Daniel Magas (top right) stands for a photo with the rest of his platoon at the U.S. Marine Corps Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Advanced Course Sept. 28, 2016, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. When it came time for Master Sgt. Daniel Magas to attend the next step in his Professional…

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Homegrown Vietnam Memorial Wall a grassroots drive that worked

Posted  October 21, 2016

Across the nation, several veteran-oriented non-profits built traveling half-scale tributes to the Vietnam Memorial on the Mall in Washington, each serving their own need and purpose, arriving in towns across the nation for display.

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James meets first Enlisted Pilot Initial Class

Posted  October 21, 2016

Air Force photograph by Randy Martin Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James poses with the first four Enlisted Pilot Initial Class students in the U.S. Air Force Initial Flight Training School at Pueblo Memorial Airport in Pueblo, Colorado Oct. 17. The Air Force announced the initiative to integrate the enlisted force into Remotely…

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