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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Dream Chaser tests ongoing at Armstrong

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft continued testing at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., July 17. The craft underwent ground tests designed to check braking performance, and guidance, navigation and control systems. As part of the test, the Dream Chaser was towed along the runway on its two main landing gear wheels and…

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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In Gulf of Mexico, NASA evaluates how crew will exit Orion

When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land.

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Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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William Dunn; America’s first WWII ace

Posted  August 29, 2016

The day was Aug. 27, 1941, when William Dunn, American pilot with the British Royal Air Force Squadron 71, became the first American ace of World War II.

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Defense

Fueling the future: Air Force Title III program working to “home-grow” biofuels for DOD, industry

Posted  August 29, 2016

Creating, maintaining, protecting and expanding critical technology and technology resources is paramount to national security. A need to address increases in petroleum costs with an environmentally-friendly fuel source has led to a new way of looking at production—and the Defense Production Act Title III Program Office, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is playing…

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Defense

Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

Posted  August 29, 2016

For the Spanish air force, Red Flag 16-4 has been the perfect avenue to receive the best training for their aircrews and support personnel, as well as an avenue for overcoming unique challenges that aren’t always experienced in European exercises.

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News

Headlines – August 26, 2016

Posted  August 26, 2016

News U.S. warship fires three warning shots as Iran escalates confrontations – A day after four Iranian boats harassed a destroyer in the Persian Gulf, a similar squad of vessels came after three more U.S. ships Aug. 24, according to a U.S. Navy spokesman.     Business Global Hawk to undergo significant ground control modernisation…

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News Briefs – August 26, 2016

Posted  August 26, 2016

Report: Air Force doesn’t know enough about defunding A-10 An assessment by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that was released Aug. 24 found that plans to retire the A-10 attack jet are poorly informed and under-developed. The aircraft is a major component of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., which has about 80 of the…

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