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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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Veterans

Talking spiritual about moral injury

Posted  July 27, 2016

Courtesy photograph Chaplain John Schultz. “Hi. I’m Chaplain John. Would you like to talk?” Most patients say “Sure,” says Chaplain-Resident Schultz describing the practice to meet with patients shortly after they are admitted to VA’s St. Albans, N.Y., campus, a residential facility. While Schultz is Catholic, Harbor’s Chaplaincy Clinical Education Program is interdenominational, including full-time,…

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Defense

Unique C-5 completes Major ISO inspection

Posted  July 27, 2016

Air Force photograph by SrA. Zachary Cacicia A C-5M Space Cargo Modified (SCM) Super Galaxy, sits on the flight line July 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This C-5 has just completed a Major Isochronal Inspection and is ready to return to its home station, Travis AFB, Calif. Dover Air Force Base, Del.,…

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New heart, DNA research in space benefiting health

Posted  July 27, 2016

NASA photograph Astronaut Kate Rubins works to set up a new microscope for the Heart Cells study. New science unloaded from the latest SpaceX Dragon to visit the International Space Station is under way. The variety of new and ongoing space research is designed to benefit life on Earth and astronauts on long duration missions….

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Raytheon launches NSA-certified, next-generation Ethernet encryption system

Posted  July 27, 2016

The National Security Agency has certified Raytheon’s KG-350 Ethernet encryption system to protect network communications for sensitive information up to Top Secret/SCI classification. The Type 1 certification gives Raytheon authorization to sell the groundbreaking KG-350 encryptor to commercial, military and government customers immediately. The KG-350 expands Raytheon’s leadership in the Layer 2 Ethernet encryption market,…

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Veterans

Vets 4 Veterans Classic Car, Motorcycle Show, Poker Run 

Posted  July 27, 2016

PALMDALE, Calif.–Vets 4 Veterans Seventh Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show and Poker Run for the seventh year running will provide fun day filled with motorcycles, hot rods, and classic cars, food and entertainment for the whole family. The Poker Run starts Sept. 18, at 9 a.m. at Antelope Valley Harley Davidson, 1759 West Ave. J-12.     …

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