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The Distributed Common Ground System, or DCGS, as shown in this photo, is the Air Force's primary globally-networked intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planning and direction, collection, processing and exploitation, analysis and dissemination weapon system. A team from Battle Management is developing an open architecture for AF DCGS, enabling a plug-and-play-type environment. (U.S. Air Force photo) Open architecture bringing benefits to Air Force DCGS
A team from Battle Management is working to improve capabilities for warfighters who process and disseminate intelligence information.
0 8/23
2016
Members of the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force built a decontamination shelter on the flightline to conduct chemical and biological decontamination tests on the F-35 Lightning II. Tests will begin toward the end of August. (U.S. Air Force photo/Brad White) F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing
After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure. Contractors, Airmen and Air Force civilians have been tirelessly working in the desert heat the past few weeks to finalize
0 8/19
2016
(U.S. Air Force photo/Kelly White) Fat Albert makes a stop at Tinker
Fat Albert, the Blue Angels’ C-130 cargo plane used for transporting crew and equipment to air shows around the country, is currently undergoing a chemical de-paint process here at Tinker after severe corrosion was found on it. It will take crews working three continuous shifts to thoroughly clean the aircraft of all paint, using a stripping agent
0 8/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo KC-46A approved for production
The KC-46A Pegasus program received Milestone C approval from Frank Kendall, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, signaling the aircraft is ready to enter into production.
0 8/12
2016
Hundreds of military and civilian Airmen attend the F-35A Lightning II aircraft initial operational capability ceremony Aug. 5 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Perry) F-35A combat readiness celebrated at Hill AFB
Hill Air Force Base hosted a ceremony Aug. 5, 2016, in celebration of the recent announcement that the F-35A Lightning II aircraft is ready for combat.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, declared that the fifth-generation fighter aircraft was ‘combat ready’ Aug. 2.During the ceremony, Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance
0 8/05
2016
Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II addresses the crowd at the KC-46A Sustainment Campus groundbreaking ceremony July 26 at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kelly White) Leaders break ground on KC-46A Tanker Sustainment Campus
Air Force, state and city leaders officially broke ground on the new KC-46A Tanker Sustainment Campus during a July 26 ceremony at Tinker Air Force Base.
0 8/05
2016
Maj. Gen. Eldon “Al” Joersz, retired Air Force pilot (left), and Lt. Col. George “GT” Morgan, retired Air Force reconnaissance systems officer, sit inside the cockpit of the SR-71 aircraft they flew when setting the world absolute speed record for jet-powered aircraft on July 28, 1976. The two were at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia, for the 40th anniversary of the historic flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tommie Horton) Mission Possible - Pilots, crew relive absolute speed record
In 1976, it was a different time. The Cold War with the Soviet Union was in full swing and Americans were standing in line to buy gas. That year was also the country’s bicentennial birthday. To celebrate, officials decided to attempt to break some records with an aircraft known as the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. On July 28, 1976, with a breakfast of
0 8/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo AEDC Model Shop steps up to fulfill customer request
The Arnold Engineering Development Complex Model and Machine Shop recently stepped up to meet a short-notice need for the warfighter by fabricating test articles critical to meeting an accelerated Air Force Test Center rapid fielding schedule.
0 8/04
2016
Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno, with the 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, is congratulated by Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and the 412th MDG team, during the announcement of her selection as one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2016.  Pictured (from left) are 412th Medical Group Commander Col. Karen Dean-Cox; Schaefer; Caramanno; Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Soto, 412th MDG; Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th TW command chief; and Lt. Col. David Huinker, 412th Medical Support Squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dawn Waldman) Edwards Airman one of Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Staff Sgt. Raquel Caramanno is one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. She is the noncommissioned officer in charge of Medical Readiness for the 412th Medical Group and is also responsible for the training of 17 medical contingency response teams and the accounting/budget of $1.1 million in War Reserve Materiel.
0 8/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force modifies 3DELRR solicitation
The Air Force is working diligently to improve battlespace awareness with the next generation of long-range radars and has issued an amendment to a current solicitation.
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2016
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