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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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U.S. conducts airstrikes against ISIL in Sirte, Libya

Posted  August 1, 2016

http://static.dvidshub.net/media/video/1608/DOD_103521504/DOD_103521504-512×288-442k.mp4 On Aug. 1, at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord, the U.S. military conducted precision airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Sirte, Libya, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a news release. The airstrikes were in support of GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL in…

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Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50 percent since 2010

Posted  August 1, 2016

The Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs departments and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness today announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010.

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Raytheon opens new cyber center in Augusta, Ga.

Posted  August 1, 2016

Raytheon has opened its newest cyber facility in Augusta, Ga., to deliver a wide range of cybersecurity capabilities to the U.S. Department of Defense, particularly the U.S. Army Cyber Command as it relocates to Fort Gordon. “Our DOD customers have come to rely on Raytheon to solve their toughest cybersecurity challenges – from cyber hardening…

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NAVAIR marks first flight with 3-D printed, safety-critical parts

Posted  August 1, 2016

Naval Air Systems Command marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing techniques, July 29, 2016.

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Centerpiece of the Ballistic Missile Defense System recognized for ‘game changing’ advancements

Posted  August 1, 2016

Ensuring the Ballistic Missile Defense System operates as a unified, secure network amid emerging threats is the mission of the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications team led by Lockheed Martin.

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