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SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station Aug. 14, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.

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F-35As fly in weapons evaluation

Air Force photograph by Scott Wolff An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drops a 2,000-pound GBU-31 bomb over the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 10. The F-35 flew Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions….

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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Five tips for photographing Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis Docherty Defense

Innovative experiment brings AF senior leaders to Holloman

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with other distinguished visitors, observed a live-fly light attack aircraft experiment showcasing Air Force efforts for innovation Aug. 9, 2017, at Holloman AFB, N.M.


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News Briefs – August 11, 2017

Posted  August 11, 2017

Lawsuit opposes Trump’s ban on transgender military service Two LGBT-rights organizations have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging President Donald Trump’s tweets declaring he wants a ban on transgender people serving in the military. The suit was filed Aug. 9 in U.S. District Court in Washington on behalf of five transgender service members with…

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Photograph courtesy of Miloslav Druckmüller, Martin Dietzel, Shadia Habbal, Vojtech Rusin
Space & Technology

Five tips for photographing Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

Posted  August 11, 2017

The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years.

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Defense

Innovative experiment brings AF senior leaders to Holloman

Posted  August 11, 2017

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with other distinguished visitors, observed a live-fly light attack aircraft experiment showcasing Air Force efforts for innovation Aug. 9, 2017, at Holloman AFB, N.M.

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Officials Identify Marines Lost in Osprey Incident

Posted  August 11, 2017

Three U.S. Marines have been declared deceased after extensive search-and-rescue efforts when an MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft entered the water off the coast of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, the evening of Aug. 5. The deceased are: Marine Corps 1st Lt. Benjamin R. Cross, 26, of Oxford, Maine. Cross was assigned to Marine…

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Army study reveals new findings on human-autonomy interaction

Posted  August 11, 2017

A team of Army scientists and engineers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., have challenged long-held views in the area of human-autonomy interaction to change the way science involves people, especially in developing advanced technical systems that involve artificial intelligence and autonomy.

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