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April 7, 1942 Maj. Paul H. Dane flew the Douglas A-20 Havoc equipped with small liquid-fuel rocket boosters in the first Rocket Assisted Take-Off test....

AFRL gives warfighters new laser weapons system

The Air Force Research Laboratory has set up the Air Force’s first high-energy laser weapon system overseas for a 12-month field assessment. The Air...

Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

To help combat COVID-19, the Air Force has released information that supplements Department of Defense guidance on the use of cloth face coverings, effective...

CMSgt Towberman sworn in as the first Senior Enlisted Adviser for...

Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman became the first Senior Enlisted Adviser of the U.S. Space Force April 3 as Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S....

Goldfein says Air Force remains fully capable despite operational adjustments for...

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said April 1 that the Air Force is constantly assessing and adjusting practices to protect...

Air Force, Boeing agree on final KC-46 RVS 2.0 design

The Air Force and Boeing reached two agreements April 2, 2020, to implement a final KC-46A Pegasus Remote Vision System design, known as RVS...

146th Airlift Wing assists in federal medical station setup for COVID-19...

LOS ANGELES--Airmen with the 146th Airlift Wing assisted in the setup of durable medical equipment and temporary hospital beds for a federal medical station...

Space Force identifies USAF missions for transfer to newest service

In a significant step that enhances the U.S. Space Force’s capabilities and development, the Department of the Air Force has identified 23 U.S. Air...

Launch of Space Force largely unaffected by coronavirus, top space officer...

The Space Force launched in late December and, as it approaches its 100th day, its forward momentum is unabated by the coronavirus pandemic, the...

SMC prepares GPS Next Generation OCX for Operations

On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s GPS Next Generation Operational Control System program instructed Raytheon to replace...