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Stratolaunch Aircraft hits another milestone with completion of first phase of engine testing

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation completed the first phase of engine testing for its Stratolaunch aircraft at its facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility undergoing complete renovation

As part of the Hypersonic Test and Evaluation Investment Program, a team of AEDC engineers is heading up the Hypersonic Test Capability Improvement project which will totally transform the former J-5 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson Defense

Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo Defense

Female pioneers discuss overcoming barriers

Day two of the Air Force Association Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference kicked off with several panel breakouts, to include one titled Breaking the Gender Barrier.


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Defense

Colombian general acts as CFACC during annual PANAMAX exercise

Posted  August 10, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Sergio Andrés Garzón Vélez, Combined Forces Air Component Commander for PANAMAX 16, and his aid Lt. Col. Ricardo, receive an update during a commander’s update briefing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., July 31, 2016. PANAMAX is an annual exercise sponsored by U.S….

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Veterans

CEO: Layoffs expected in Wounded Warrior Project overhaul

Posted  August 10, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–The Wounded Warrior Project’s new CEO says he expects layoffs at the veteran’s charity scrutinized for its spending. Michael Linnington took over the Jacksonville-based nonprofit in July. In an interview with The Florida Times-Union, Linnington said layoffs and cuts to funding for smaller veterans groups are expected as part of a restructuring. The charity…

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Defense

Surge in engine testing at AEDC

Posted  August 10, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan An F-35A Lightning II taxies from the runway onto the flightline after successfully completing a sortie, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 is being adopted internationally by eight partner nations, including Norway, Italy and Australia. With the System Development and Demonstration Phase for the F135, engine…

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Business

In LVC first, Northrop Grumman, and U.S. Air Force link fifth-, fourth-generation fighters

Posted  August 10, 2016

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force have achieved the first integration of fifth- and fourth-generation fighter aircraft – a critical capability to prevail in combat — during a live, virtual and constructive training event. As part of Distant Frontier training at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Northrop Grumman integrated two virtual F-22 Raptor…

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Defense

The Blackhorse assault

Posted  August 10, 2016

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski BMP-1s from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment advance on the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division during rotation 16-08 at the National Training Center, Aug. 3, 2016. The Ironhorse troopers tested the 1st ABCT’s ability to conduct a deliberate defense while defending their Tactical Operations Center….

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