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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 celebrates 25 years of work on the Royal Navy’s Merlin helo program

Posted  October 17, 2016

Lockheed Martin has led the celebrations to recognise the 25th anniversary of the Royal Navy’s Merlin anti-submarine and anti-surface helicopter. The original contract for the Merlin Mk1 helicopter was awarded Oct. 9, 1991.

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A first sergeant’s 20-year journey from hardship to success

Posted  October 17, 2016

For 1st Sgt. Gina Aceves, the dream of joining the Army began when she was in fifth grade when a meeting with an Army recruiter gave her an idea for how she could raise her family out of financial hardship and allow them to stay in the United States.

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AF issues implementation guidance for transgender Airmen

Posted  October 17, 2016

Air Force officials released transgender implementation guidance Oct. 7 addressing specific procedures for transitioning and requesting an official change in gender as well as associated guidance in areas ranging from medical and privacy issues to deployments, fitness standards, and dress and appearance. The guidance, available here, follows the secretary of defense’s announcement in June, which…

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Boeing names Mounir new sales, marketing leader for Commercial Airplanes

Posted  October 17, 2016

Boeing has named Mounir new sales, marketing leader for Commercial Airplanes Boeing announced Oct. 14 that Ihssane Mounir has been named the new vice president of Sales and Marketing for Commercial Airplanes. Mounir succeeds John Wojick, who is retiring after 36 years of company service, effective early 2017. In his new role, Mounir is responsible for…

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Navy’s most advanced warship, USS Zumwalt commissions in Baltimore

Posted  October 17, 2016

The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore.

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