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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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2018
Default Air Force Logo USTRANSCOM completes transportation management system proof of principle
U.S. Transportation Command completed a successful proof of principle effort fusing a leading-edge, commercial off-the-shelf, Transportation Management System capability with government-integrated platforms.
0 12/13
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks at the 2017 Air Force Global Strike Command Innovation and Technology Symposium Nov. 15 at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. AFGSC wraps up innovation and technology symposium
The 2017 Air Force Global Strike Command Innovation and Technology Symposium concluded today at the Shreveport Convention Center with a focus on leadership and the Airmen who make the mission happen. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Alston, former U.S. Strategic Command command senior enlisted leader, kicked off the day talking about the
0 11/16
2017
Lt. Gen. Arnie Bunch, military deputy for the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, speaks during an Air Force Association breakfast in Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) Lt. Gen. Bunch gives acquisition update at AFA breakfast
Lt. Gen. Arnie Bunch, military deputy for the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, spoke about the state of the acquisition enterprise during an Air Force Association breakfast in Washington D.C., Oct. 17, 2017.
0 10/18
2017
Capt. Victor, 17th Attack Squadron MQ-9 Reaper pilot, teaches robotics students as a volunteer mentor Sept. 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. Engineering the future: MQ-9 pilot gives back
Service is defined as unrelenting devotion to one’s duty to his or her country. It’s one of the core values instilled into every Airman . However, for one Airman, it also means giving back to his community.
0 9/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force opens applications for dual-purpose technology accelerator program
The Air Force launched a new startup technology accelerator through its AFwerX community of innovators.
0 9/15
2017
Air Force Institute of Technology Enlisted Students Earn Advanced Degrees at AFIT
In 2002, then Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. James Roche, championed an initiative to open Air Force Institute of Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management to senior enlisted personnel.  Secretary Roche truly believed in the importance of the enlisted force to military achievements in science and technology. Two years later, eight
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2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson laughs with Women's Auxiliary Service Pilot Jane Doyle while she autographs a T-shirt following a group portrait of women aviators in Oshkosh, Wisc., July 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) SecAF celebrates aviation heritage, meets with aviation leaders at Oshkosh
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Wisconsin July 26-27, 2017 to celebrate aviators’ shared heritage with generations of Airmen at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
0 7/27
2017
Secretary of the Air Force heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein prepare to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The top leaders gave their testimony on the posture of the Department of the Air Force in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2018 and the Future Years' Defense Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.
0 6/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day
Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, 2017, in the Pentagon center courtyard.
0 5/19
2017
Col. Joseph McFall, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, promotes his sister, Theresa Goodman, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Goodman is a medical inspector at the Air Force Inspection Agency headquarters at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 5296 miles away from Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller) Birds of a feather: brother promotes sister via VTC
The video stream stuttered, lagged and occasionally froze, but it ended with Col. Theresa Goodman looking into a webcam and rendering a perfectly clear salute to her brother stationed 5,296 miles away from her location, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Col. Joseph McFall, the 52nd Fighter Wing commander here, promoted his sister, who he refers to as Tess, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017. As soon as her new rank took effect, Goodman made sure to jokingly let her older brother know it would be the last salute she would have to give him for a while.
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2017
The Soyuz MS-04 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan April 20, 2017, carrying Fyodor Yurchikhin, the Expedition 51 Soyuz commander of Roscosmos, and Col. Jack Fischer, the Expedition 51 NASA flight engineer, into orbit to begin their four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. (NASA photo/Aubrey Gemignani) Astronaut Airman launched to International Space Station
On April 20, 2017, Col. Jack D. Fischer became the most recent American Airman to travel to space in support of the International Space Station mission. He was joined in flight by Fyodor Yurchikin, a Russian cosmonaut.
0 4/20
2017
(U.S. Air Force/Courtesy Graphic) Everything is listening in the digital age
Today’s environment is filled with examples of technology designed to connect Airmen to the internet: smart phones, smart watches, and other common personal technology that is always capable of connection. While Airmen grow more connected to the digital world, the connections open the door to insider and external threats eager to use those vulnerabilities to subvert data, plant malicious code or simply activate that entry point for later use.
0 3/27
2017
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson, speaks during the eighth annual McAleese/Credit Suisse "Defense Programs" conference March 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. During the conference, Wilson discussed readiness, force structure and modernization of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae) VCSAF: Potential yearlong CR forces $1.3B cuts
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson discussed readiness, force structure and modernization of the Air Force at the McAleese/Credit Suisse “Defense Programs” Conference in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF announces Defense Digital Service partnership
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the launch of a new partnership between the Air Force and the Defense Digital Service Jan. 6 at an Air Force Association breakfast.
0 1/09
2017
A view of the M20 Trifid Nebula, or NGC6514, taken by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s advanced Space Surveillance Telescope, soon to be transitioned to the Air Force and moved to Australia, where it will provide key space situational awareness from the southern hemisphere -- a still largely unexplored area of the geosynchronous belt. DoD photo DARPA transfers advanced space debris Telescope to AF
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has worked with the Air Force to develop an advanced telescope that already is revolutionizing space situational awareness and helping prevent potential collisions with satellites or planet Earth.
0 10/20
2016
A new type of flexible body armor developed through a collaboration between the Air Force and Naval Research Laboratories is 50 percent lighter than current body armor. The design makes the use of a ceramic ball matrix encapsulated in foam material, which is then backed with multiple layers of polyethylene sheets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marisa Novobilski/released) Flexing in the line of fire: Lightweight, flexible body armor for the future force
In the line of fire, protective body armor plays a critical role in survival. Hard-plated, rigid and heavy, today’s National Institute of Justice Type IV body armor -- the kind that protects warfighters against armor piercing bullets -- defends the wearer, but adds weight and bulk that a fast-moving operator could do without.
0 10/14
2016
A technician demonstrates how a patient with a traumatic brain injury uses the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) virtual reality to help them with movement and balance at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Maryland. (Courtesy photo) Research, technology aid effort to help TBI patients
Since the Vietnam War, doctors have seen an increase in service members returning from combat with traumatic brain injuries from blasts. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors and therapists use research and technology to help service members with TBI in their recovery.
0 7/21
2016
An F-15E lands at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, July 8, 2016, after a mission in which Boeing F-15 mission systems recorded its first flight with the Advanced Display Core Processor. The advanced mission computer, based on commercial technology, provides multi-core processing capabilities propelling the F-15 to the forefront of fighter embedded computing systems. The ADCP II high-speed processing and interface designs enable advanced
systems integration, increased mission effectiveness, augmented fault-tolerance, enhanced system stability and aircrew survivability. (Courtesy photo)
F-15’s new advanced high-speed mission computer makes first flight
Boeing’s F-15 mission systems recorded its first flight with the Advanced Display Core Processor II at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on July 8.
0 7/19
2016
First Lt. Anthony Eastin clips the tablet into the Bat Rack, a mounting device created by the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge team in the 711th Human Performance Wing's Airman Systems Directorate. This mounting device enables operators to carry and easily access their tablets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Gina Marie Giardina) Airman links deployed operators to human performance experts
Many scientists and engineers go directly from school to laboratories and do not get the opportunity to work side by side with customers who use the products they create. For a behavioral scientist in the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, that’s not the case.
0 7/12
2016
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