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  • Next-gen combat search and rescue helicopter takes flight

    The 413th Flight Test Squadron will be primary unit for developmental testing of combat search and rescue aircraft.
  • AFRL supports Thunderbirds with aerospace technology

    DAYTON, Ohio – The United States Air Force Thunderbirds delivered an awe-inspiring performance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show June 22-23, captivating young and old alike with  jaw-dropping aerial maneuvers and impressive feats of skill. While these daring pilots and their impressive aircraft are the stars of the show, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Airmen cultivate leadership qualities through Ranger Assessment Course

    Why do we want Airmen to work toward being Ranger qualified? It’s easy, says Lt. Col. Walter Sorensen, Air Force Security Forces Center chief of training, because the Air Force needs to be able to put Airmen in isolated environments -- with minimal to no guidance -- knowing they’ll find a way to get the job done instead of seeing it as an impossible task … that they’ll never give up. This week’s Ranger Assessment Course in Hawaii was hosted by AFSFC and included both Air Force Ranger qualified Defenders and Army Rangers working together to make sure requirements and standards were met. Sorensen oversees the quality and execution of SF training, including the Ranger course.
  • Overnight radar replacements for NEXRAD

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The sun went down on Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, one night and when it rose, Cannon was the first Department of Defense site to host a refurbished weather radar system, courtesy of a program managed at Hanscom.The NEXT RADAR, or NEXTRAD replacement, completed at Cannon in February in one night, is part of an
  • Edwards AFB sends earthquake response to nearby base

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake struck at 10:33 a.m. July 4 with a 6.4 magnitude and is now considered a foreshock. A second quake shook the area the following day at 8:20 p.m. with a stronger 7.1 magnitude. Estimated economic losses of what the USGS now calls the Searles Quake are at least $1 billion; furthermore, the air control tower at Plant 42 was also damaged. The exact extent of that damage is still under review.
  • Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care

    Under the Air Force Medical Reform model, dedicated provider care teams will align to an operational medical readiness squadron, focused on proactively treating Total Force Airmen and improving their availability to support the warfighting mission.
  • ‘1200 in 12’ initiative success as final new hire pledges oath

    Andrea Tosolini, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex's 1,200th hire of its '1200 in 12' hiring initiative was sworn in June 24, 2019. The Florida native and 21-year Air Force veteran said getting the job was like winning the lottery. The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex announced its initiative during a press conference Aug. 15, 2018. The task at hand was to hire 1,200 new workers within 12 months, or by the end of fiscal 2019. At the time 7,200 personnel worked for the complex, providing maintenance and repair for several aircraft and components, as well as F-15 engineering.
  • AFRL and partners reclaim obsolete aircraft parts using advanced manufacturing technology

    The Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low Cost Sustainment program was created to utilize advanced technologies to address the current challenges of keeping aging aircraft flying safely. MAMLS is a public-private partnership led by the Air Force Research Laboratory to accelerate advanced manufacturing and digital technologies for improved efficiency of DoD sustainment operations.
  • KC-46 completes testing with Super Galaxy

    The U.S. Air Force’s newest air refueling aircraft, the KC-46A Pegasus, is undergoing a variety of tests out of Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • AEDC space chamber supports Ground-Based Midcourse Defense

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a successful flight test for a program that the 10-foot vacuum (10V) chamber at Arnold Air Force Base has supported for nearly a decade.MDA, in cooperation with the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and elements of the U.S. Air Force Space
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