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  • Defenders revamp training with StressVest kits

    Defenders from the 66th Security Forces Squadron are enhancing their training with the use of StressVests kits. The kits, which include body panel vests, belts, hats, and weapon-mounted lasers, provide immediate feedback to the user via a light shock or vibration to simulate real-time engagement.

  • Simply the best: Innovative achievements lead SWEG to top DOD award

    The “Stanley Cup of the software engineering world” has a new home at Tinker Air Force Base. In a Dec. 14, 2021, ceremony, members of the 76th Software Engineering Group were officially presented with their hardware for winning the Department of Defense’s 2021 Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper award for

  • AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - On November 29, 2021, an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Starfire Optical Range (SOR)* telescope on Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, New Mexico, recorded an image of asteroid (22) Kalliope, and its natural satellite Linus. A confirming image was

  • Hand-painting key to high-tech stealth

    With stealth designed-in from day one, the F-35 has an unmatched ability to evade enemy detection and enter contested airspace. The F-35’s aligned edges, reduced engine signature, internal carriage of weapons and fuel and embedded sensors all contribute to its unique stealth performance.

  • AFMC Connect January focus: Purpose

    Each member of the Air Force Materiel Command team can be armed with a purpose in support of the Air Force and its mission to fly, fight and win. The AFMC Connect focus for January is purpose.

  • DAF authorizes pass for COVID booster

    “We strongly encourage all Airmen, Guardians, and DAF federal employees to receive a booster. As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, we need to do everything possible to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities—that means getting a booster,” said Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz