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Edwards boom operators set sight on future KC-46 testing

Earlier this year in Everett, Wash., workers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, and Boeing teamed to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, which resulted in the Department of Defense authorizing initial production in August.  

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Self-generated power could reduce Soldiers’ load

Today's war fighters may one day find themselves knee-deep in power.

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Weapons squadrons integrate combat skillsets

From 28,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, Capt. Lance Adsit and Lt. Col. Erik Johnson, B-52 Stratofortress pilots, looked out their cockpit window to the right and see a fellow bomber aircraft soaring through the clouds; two B-1B Lancers shared the airspace far to the south.

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Lightning I pilot meets Lightning II, shares stories

Retired Maj. Earl Conrad Jr., a World War II fighter pilot who flew the original P-38 Lightning, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016, to get a glimpse of the F-35 Lightning II, the namesake of the legendary fighter aircraft which dominated the skies over the Pacific during his time in service.

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Legendary pilot passes

The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history. Dubbed the “greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived” by Jimmy Doolittle, and beloved for his straw hat and gentlemanly demeanor, Hoover was 94. A…

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USS Essex receives high-flying upgrade

Posted  October 22, 2016

Navy photograph by PO2 Liam Kennedy The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) steam alongside off the coast of Hawaii. Essex is the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is…

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It’s all about the Herc – Hercules operators council held in Atlanta, Oct. 17-20

Posted  October 22, 2016

More than 1,000 C-130 Hercules operators, suppliers and industry partners gathered in Atlanta, Oct. 17-20, for the 28th Hercules Operators Council hosted by Lockheed Martin. This year’s event theme was “Saluting Hercules Service Centers — Maintaining the Partnership.” During the HOC, attendees focused on the 18 Lockheed Martin-certified C-130 service centers that provide unmatched global…

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AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex: One of a kind, ready for future testing

Posted  October 22, 2016

The National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex, managed and operated by Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold AFB, Tenn., remains the world’s largest aerodynamics test facility and, because of its large size, has a wide range of testing capabilities that are unmatched by any other facility of its kind.

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NASA to test in-flight folding spanwise adaptive wing to enhance aircraft efficiency

Posted  October 22, 2016

NASA is developing and validating a system that will allow part of an aircraft’s wing to fold in flight to increase efficiency through wing adaptation.

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Headlines – October 21, 2016

Posted  October 21, 2016

News American service member and civilian killed in Afghanistan attack – The troops and civilians were “conducting duties as part of the larger NATO mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security services,” the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said.     Business Saab buys Danish defense company – A Danish naval company that designs…

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