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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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Headlines – September 30, 2016

Posted  September 30, 2016

News U.S. sending 615 new forces to Iraq – The Pentagon is sending the troops to help bolster local forces as they prepare to invade the Islamic State group’s stronghold in Mosul.   Budget deal avoids government shutdown, finalizes next year’s VA budget – Congress averted a government shutdown with a rushed budget deal that…

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News Briefs – September 30, 2016

Posted  September 30, 2016

Russian military says it’s ready to talk to US about Aleppo The Russian military said Sept. 28 it’s ready to resume contacts with its U.S. counterparts over the situation in Syria, even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to cut all cooperation with Moscow on Syria unless an onslaught on Aleppo ends. Lt….

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Northrop Grumman to build additional Fire Scouts to meet U.S. Navy’s needs

Posted  September 30, 2016

Northrop Grumman) is set to build 10 additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the U. S. Navy, giving maritime commanders persistent, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

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Obama thanks troops, pledges country will honor debt to those who serve

Posted  September 30, 2016

President Barack Obama thanked service members at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28, and said the nation will honor its debts to those who serve.

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Japan Airlines extends Boeing parts solutions agreement 10 years

Posted  September 30, 2016

Boeing announced Sept. 28 an agreement with Japan Airlines to extend its partnership with the company to provide spare parts solutions for another 10 years. The renewed Japan Airlines agreement for Boeing’s GoldCare Expendables, formerly Integrated Materials Management, is an expendable parts service solution that builds on more than a decade of success. The partnership…

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