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Gathering of Eagles marks F-22 first flight anniversary

The Flight Test Historical Foundation will be hosting the Gathering of Eagles event Oct. 21. The event will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the F-22 aircraft’s first flight which took place Oct. 7, 1997.

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The Air Force of Edwards — with feathers!

Yes, it was one thing to be moonlighting to make an extra buck and yes, being raised in the desert meant that wildlife has always been an attraction for those of us that understood the danger. Deep down inside, it was a fascination with these creatures that sparked our passion.

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SECAF talks space during POC conference

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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New Installation Readiness board to examine, prioritize installation readiness

The acting secretary of the Army recently authorized formation of an Installation Readiness Board of Directors that will examine and prioritize installation readiness programs and funding, said J. Randall Robinson.

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AFMC commander presents TPS with AF-level award

It takes a lot of hard work and a total team effort to send dozens of new flight test pilots and engineers into the world.


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Boeing names Mark Cherry VP of Phantom Works Technology Group

Posted  October 18, 2017

Aerospace industry and U.S. Air Force veteran Mark Cherry is joining Boeing as leader of the Phantom Works advanced technology organization within the company’s Defense, Space & Security business unit. Cherry succeeds Darryl Davis, who led Phantom Works for 10 years. Davis has moved into a company-wide program management role reporting to Greg Smith, chief…

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Technology

AFRL developing AgilePod ‘family’ to augment sensing grid

Posted  October 18, 2017

Building on the recent success of AgilePod ‘1.0,’ Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have embarked on a new “mini” AgilePod effort to increase the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the platform by decreasing the footprint of the sensing ‘lab in the sky.’

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Business

Aegis Combat System successfully completes series of air, missile defense tests during NATO exercise

Posted  October 18, 2017

Navy photograph by SA Raymond Maddocks Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) is underway participating in exercise Formidable Shield 2017 Oct. 8, 2017. The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency, supported by Lockheed Martin, successfully conducted a series of Ballistic Missile Defense tests in the Atlantic Ocean during Formidable Shield 2017 from…

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SecAF awards Air Force Cross, 10 medals to Air Commandos

Posted  October 18, 2017

The team was trapped, outnumbered and bombarded by grenades and machine gun fire from elevated positions. Bullets ricocheted around them. Ordnance from circling, friendly aircraft exploded meters from their position, shaking the ground, as smoke from an exploded cache smothered the village.

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NASA technology may reduce airframe noise during landing

Posted  October 18, 2017

NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports. The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October.

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