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A young child chases down a paper airplane during a paper plane throwing competition at the Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo at JB Charleston, S.C.  Apr 28, 2018. Space and STEM showcased at JB Charleston Air and Space Expo
In conjunction with several partners, Joint Base Charleston showcased both STEM and space through various booths and interactive exhibits at the 2018 Air and Space Expo. Some of the booths included robotics demonstrations, electricity exhibits, moon rock samples and more.
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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, left, and Dr. William Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, center, discuss the April 20 TechStars Autonomous Technology Accelerator for the Air Force Demo Day at the Westin Hotel in Boston with John Beatty, right, executive director of the Massachusetts Military Force. Air Force courts tech startups
An idea that sprang from the minds of four captains at Squadron Officer School led to 10 startup companies pitching their ideas to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, April 20, 2018 in Boston.
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F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history
The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program.
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Default Air Force Logo AFIT awards 235 masters and 6 doctorate degrees at graduation ceremony
The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management awarded 241 masters and doctorate degrees March 22, 2018, at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget March 20, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark) SECAF: Accelerating defendable space, multi-domain operations key to future readiness
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget March 20, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Capt. Bryon Kroger, left, and 1st Lt. Carlo Viray, right, review combat applications in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Aug. 13, 2017. The officers, who are part of the Air Force’s Air Operations Center Pathfinder acquisition program run out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, work with coders in an open workspace environment with civilians who train them on the techniques used by Silicon Valley’s best software programmers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry) Airmen code for combat in Cambridge
Six teams of Airmen hung up their camo and dress uniforms to don hoodies and Star Wars apparel before traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they work with civilian software coders to build combat applications. The group of Hanscom Air Force Base Airmen are participating in the Air Operations Center Pathfinder project.
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks about harnessing the innovative spirit of Airmen during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne A. Clark) CMSAF discusses the innovative spirit of Airmen
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright discussed how to harness the innovative spirit of Airmen during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 22, 2018.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about innovation during the Air Force Association Innovation: The Warfighter’s Edge conference in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 22, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne A. Clark) SECAF: This is about lethality and mission effectiveness
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of innovation and research and development during her State of the Air Force speech at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 22, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
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The Predator started as an RQ-1 in the late 1990s, providing only reconnaissance capabilities until the early 2000s, when it was equipped with two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and designated as a multirole asset. Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation
The MQ-1 Predator is a remotely piloted aircraft flown by aircrew assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base and units around the world. It has contributed to the U.S. warfighting efforts in unprecedented ways and is scheduled to sunset on March 9, 2018, as the Air Force transitions to an all MQ-9 Reaper force.
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25 passenger bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell Air Force demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source
The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
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AF upgrades to Windows 10 AF upgrades to Windows 10
In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 budget addresses great power competition
The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force, increase lethality, and cost-effectively modernize.
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Flexible hybrid electronics manufactured Arduino circuit AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system
Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications.
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Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, receives a briefing from 2nd Lt. Nina Hoskins, 81st Surgical Operations squadron room nurse, on robotics surgery capabilities inside the robotics surgery clinic at Keesler Medical Center, Miss., June 16, 2017. The training program was stood up in March, 2017 and has trained surgical teams within the Air Force and across the Department of the Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue). Robotic surgery training program aims at improving patient outcomes
As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.
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Default Air Force Logo Two innovative Space Command ideas are in Air Force competition
Air Force Space Command recently nominated two innovative ideas for the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force leaders implement new warfighting planning process
Air Force leaders directed the implementation of a new approach to planning to better meet future threats. The team focused on this effort will be led by Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier.
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Default Air Force Logo AMC journeys through the Cloud
Air Mobility Command senior leaders gathered at the Scott Event Center at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Jan. 8, 2018, for an experiential activity simulating key events of an organization’s cloud migration.
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Default Air Force Logo AFWERX is smart risk for innovative solutions
Today, the Air Force is formally expanding this call for innovation through the AFWERX program, which encourages partnerships with academic institutions, science and technology communities and private industries with an invested interest in solving complex security issues.
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U.S. Air Force Airman Shawn Bragg, 100th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, prepares to enter the confined space trainer Dec. 15, 2017 on RAF Mildenhall, England. The training unit was built in-house, using scrap metal. The alternative to the confined space trainer was purchasing an additional KC-135 Stratotank wing fuel tank or training on operational aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) Confined space trainer redefines training plan
Aircraft fuels systems Airmen assigned to the 100th Maintenance Squadron have to become familiar with claustrophobic work spaces, such as the fuel tanks within the wings of an aircraft, in order to do their jobs. A team of Airmen within the 100th MXG, each contributing from their different sections and line of expertise, addressed the need to better prepare their personnel by creating a standalone confined space trainer.
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manufacturing of inverted metamorphic multi-junction solar cells for space applications AFRL's advanced multi-junction solar cells deliver high efficiency, reduced costs for space
Experts at the Air Force Research Laboratory continue to expand the scope of their technological expertise, rising above the Earth’s surface to meet the power needs of next generation military spacecraft.A collaborative effort between the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing and Space Vehicles Directorates, the Space Industrial Base Working Group and
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