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The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) researchers are developing a capability that uses the augmented reality technology to display all necessary information for performing an aircraft inspection within the user’s field of view, eliminating
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U.S. and Polish troops concluded more than two weeks of intense bilateral training at Powidz Air Base, Poland, Aug. 14, 2018.
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The U.S. Navy is the most powerful in the world. It has a biggest and newest combat vessels, such as aircraft carrier. On these ships, thousands of sailors carry out their tasks: moves bombs and
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Exercise Pitch Black 2018 is a Royal Australian Air Force-hosted biennial multinational large force employment exercise held from July 27 through Aug. 17. This year’s event, the largest since its inception, involves 16 nations, 140
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Boeing has received a $16 million contract for upgrade and support for C-32 military passenger aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) has announced. The DoD said that Boeing Co. has been awarded a $16,072,212
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The 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oil and lubricants flight works to ensure the mission at Beale Air Force Base maintains a steady rate.
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Imagine mission success laying on the shoulders of the individuals to your right and left. For one team of Airmen, the shortcomings of one can be catastrophic to the task at hand. These groups of
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The Colombian Air Force made history while participating in the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 18-3, July 16 to August 3.
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The Military Personnel Exchange Program offers active-duty Airmen the chance to integrate into ally and partner nation air forces abroad.
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U.S. forces have fired a barrage of tweets in response to Chinese harassment of a Navy reconnaissance plane in the South China Sea. The Chinese sent six radio warnings to a P-8A Poseidon carrying journalists
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China has one “combat ready” aircraft carrier, another one undergoing preparation for service, and another one still in development. The Liaoning, an old Soviet heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser refitted to become China’s first aircraft carrier, and
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In July, the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing’s ART held a Total Force Integration Conference at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, allowing ART members from throughout the geographically separated Wing to connect for three days
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Contingency Response Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., secure a cargo load to a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during exercise Northern Strike at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
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Lockheed Martin has finished a 17-year-long project to upgrade the Air Force’s C-5M Super Galaxy at the company’s facility in Marietta, Georgia. Since 2001, Lockheed Martin has been carrying out the mammoth task of upgrading 52 C-5Ms. The
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The U.S. Navy awards contract to Huntington Ingalls Inc. for an advance planning for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The contract, announced Friday by the
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited with Airmen at the 90th Missile Wing and 20th Air Force, Aug. 7 through 8 at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.
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The inaugural class of the U.S. Air Force’s Aviation, Character and Education Flight Program recently graduated the three-week pilot training camp August 4.
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Congratulations to this year’s Air Force photo contest winners in the adult and youth categories. This year’s theme “Freedom,” managed by the Air Force Services Activity, received more than 1,200 photo submissions.
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The task force conducted an Air Force-wide review, driven by Airmen in the field, to promote best practices and identify improvements. Consisting of Total Force Airmen from diverse backgrounds, they reviewed survey data and gathered
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A late-night drive home from a squadron meeting quickly turned into a rescue scenario recently when two Georgia Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets swam to a rapidly sinking SUV in the middle of a rural
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Airmen from Colorado Springs were ordered into battle against California wildfires Wednesday.
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A delegation from the Royal Thai Air Force, led by Air Vice Marshall Pongsawat Jantasarn and Pacific Air Forces senior leaders, visited Goodfellow Air Force Base to learn more about the base’s growing international intelligence
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The Turkish Defence Industry Directorate (SSB) has awarded Aselsan a contract to supply modern Hava SOJ standoff jamming aircraft for the country’s Air Force. The contract covers development and manufactures 4 Hava SOJ standoff jamming
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- Air Force reservists and one Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 302nd Airlift Wing deployed to California August 8.The reservists join the Department of
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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- More than 30 Airmen participated in water survival training at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, August 4th, to hone the skills needed in an emergency water landing.The aircrew
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- Who doesn’t like to feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer?Inspired by the qualities of fibers found in nature, scientists at the Air Force Research
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) --The little things that Air Force Materiel Command does every day enable the Air Force to be effective, and it’s so important that Airmen fully appreciate their impact, said
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The upcoming funerals this week of two soldiers who had been listed as missing from the Korean War illustrate the difficulty forensic specialists will have in establishing identities for the 55 cases of remains brought
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Military officers from NATO and other countries parade during the opening ceremony of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
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Senior Airman Joshua Wright, 25, was taken from his off-base home to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead early Monday morning. “This tragedy is a terrible and saddening loss,” Lt. Col. Patrick Bass, commander
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BEATRICE, Neb. — A military agency says the correct remains of a Gage County man who died when his aircraft was shot down during World War II are being returned home for burial. A funeral
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The KC-46 is (hopefully) almost here, and that means the Air Force needs pilots to fly the refueling tanker when it arrives. Air Mobility Command will conduct a pilot selection board for the KC-46 in
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BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- Becoming an RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot requires specific training, which is unique to remotely piloted aircraft. This training means new pilots not coming from previous manned platforms often
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 2 in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, to celebrate the full operational capability, or FOC, of the only
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An AC-130W Stinger II, one of the newest variants of the lethal gunships known for providing a stream of accurate air-to-ground fire support, was filmed recently on a mission over Syria sporting a holographic rifle
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An AC-130W Stinger II, one of the newest variants of the lethal gunships known for providing a stream of accurate air-to-ground fire support, was filmed recently on a mission over Syria sporting a holographic rifle
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An AC-130W Stinger II, one of the newest variants of the lethal gunships known for providing a stream of accurate air-to-ground fire support, was filmed recently on a mission over Syria sporting a holographic rifle
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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- The first flight of the Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy took place on June 30, 1968, with an audience including President Lyndon Johnson. Now, 50 years later, the Super
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WASHINGTON (AFNS) --The Air Force partnered with the Department of Veteran Affairs to implement the first Women’s Health Transition Pilot Program. The pilot program is an in-person course designed to provide a female perspective to
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Toilet humor is a time-honored tradition of military personnel around the globe, passed down from generation to generation by exceptional orators, inscriptions on barracks walls as treasured as the Dead Sea Scrolls or through meticulously
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Three Navy aircraft carriers -- along with their crews and families -- will be heading to new homeports, service leaders announced. The trio of Nimitz-class aircraft carriers will swap ports to hit maintenance and refueling
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The Navy is investigating what caused a fuel tank to fall from a utility helicopter while it was on the ground last week, killing one sailor and injuring another. Naval Helicopter Aircrewman 1st Class Jonathan
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About 200 active-duty troops from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, will get a quick course in becoming "wildland firefighters" to battle the deadly wildfires devastating wide swaths of California, the
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The ousted commander of a Marine Corps air station rearranged his pilots' flight schedules to give himself more time in the cockpit and had a reputation of being a "big, angry colonel," according to an
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Craig Henderson started Extract Labs, a Boulder, Colorado-based company offering cannabidiol-infused products, in the garage of his home in December 2016. Now, less than two years later, the multimillion dollar company of 25 staff has
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A U.S. Air Force pilot from Rhode Island who went missing during a mission over North Vietnam in 1965 has been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Monday that Col.
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Stars and Stripes 6 Aug 2018 By Matthew M. Burke American troops in war zones have received combat pay since 1952. Yet for one group of warfighters -- Korean War POW-MIAs -- the supplemental compensation
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U.S. Air Force Col. Ethan Griffin delivers his first speech as commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing, during a change of command ceremony, July 10, 2018, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force/Heide Couch) >
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The commander of the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base was relieved of command Monday. In a release posted online, the 18th Air Force said Col. Ethan Griffin is being investigated by
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This article by Jeff Schogol originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues The Pentagon has finally exempted wounded warriors from its non-deployable policy, nearly six months
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