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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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ALS Class 16-G graduates 27 Airmen

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Senior Airman Brian Cozzie, 412th Maintenance Squadron, is Airman Leadership School Class 16-G’s John L. Levitow Award winner. The Levitow award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the Levitow award is based on academic performance and assignment of points…

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U.S., Korean navies conduct exercise

Posted  October 14, 2016

Navy photograph by PO3 Nathan Burke Petty Officer 3rd Class (NAC/AW) Robert Paden IV, from Titusville, Florida, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Curtis Kuchera (NAC/AW), from Baltimore, Md., are hoisted to an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, during search-and-rescue training. This training enables real-world proficiency…

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Army patents new blast debris protective harness

Posted  October 14, 2016

Engineers and designers at the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new design for a harness that protects its wearer from blast debris.

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A laser-sharp view of blended wing body plane design

Posted  October 14, 2016

NASA photograph by David C. Bowman Engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., used lasers inside the 14- by 22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel to map how air flows over a Boeing Blended Wing Body (BWB) model – a greener, quieter airplane design under development. The name for the technique is called particle image velocimetry. If you…

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With new how-to-train manual, Army aims to improve readiness

Posted  October 14, 2016

Army graphic The Army’s new Field Manual 7-0 is now available on the Army Publishing Directorate website and the Army Training Network. The Army recently introduced a new version of its premier training manual to help leaders from sergeants to generals improve their unit’s readiness. “Train to Win in a Complex World” is the title…

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