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The latest Stryker vehicle is built for extremes

When Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were imperiled by the destructive power of improvised explosive devices, a variant of the armored Stryker combat vehicle sporting a specially-designed blast-diffusing hull saved countless lives.

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U.S., Canada sign deal for first RQ-21A Blackjack international sale

The U.S. Department of Navy recently signed an agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defense for the first RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air System (UAS) international sale.

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William Dunn; America’s first WWII ace

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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Defense

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

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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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.


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Former AFMC commander talks innovation, third offset

Posted  August 26, 2016

Air Force photograph by Don Allen Retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin speaks about innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy Aug. 24, 2016, in the base theater. Innovation and the Third U.S. Offset Strategy were the topics brought forth by retired Air Force Gen. Gregory S. Martin, who spoke to members of Team…

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Research analysts develop F-22 efficiency tool

Posted  August 26, 2016

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker Research analysts assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s operations research team at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, were recognized by the Military Operations Research Society for developing the F-22 master plan scheduling tool, which is credited with optimizing resources at the F-22 Raptor modification…

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Edwards STEM program helping to inspire Antelope Valley youth

Posted  August 26, 2016

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., AFB Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is rising to the challenge of promoting opportunities available for those interested in or already pursuing an education in one of the STEM disciplines.   Though the Air Force has a nationwide STEM program, Edwards’ program focuses on reaching out within the…

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FYI: Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer

Posted  August 26, 2016

In this recent episode of FYI, Tech. Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis discusses how to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to dependents.

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Force of the Future aims to increase military’s geographic diversity

Posted  August 26, 2016

Attracting recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country is an important goal for the secretary, and it’s a challenge in light of the composition of today’s military.

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