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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.
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2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks about the fiscal year 2018 budget, the Aviation Bonus Program, and an upcoming Air Force fighter jet deployment to Europe during an Air Force Association breakfast event, June 5, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Wilson sets sights on readiness, modernization at Air Force Association breakfast
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series June 5, 2017, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. During her remarks Wilson spoke about the proposed Air Force budget for the fiscal year that starts October 1.
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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.
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2017
Air Force officials developed a crowdsourcing/idea website to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field May 15, 2017. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) AF announces Squadron Revitalization Idea Site
Air Force officials developed a crowdsourcing/idea website to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field May 15, 2017.
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2017
Airman Benjamin Cobb (Left) and Tech. Sgt. Ruben Rivera (Right), both members of the 60th Operations Support Squadron, monitor air traffic over Travis Air Force Base, Calif., inside the Travis Radar Approach Control facility April 3, 2017. Travis air traffic controllers monitor an average of 367 aircraft daily. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released) Innovation enhances safety, leads to international recognition
Air traffic control is serious business. Every day thousands of flights take off and land all across the U.S. Dedicated professionals known as air traffic controllers are responsible for monitoring every flight and coordinating with aircrews and people on the ground.
0 4/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: F-104 Starfighter
This episode of Yesterday's Air Force looks at the F-104 Starfighter. It was a technological marvel when it first took to the sky in the 1950s. It broke a number of records and was used by many air forces around the world. The F-104 had a long service life; it wasn't retired from active service with the Italian Air Force until 2004.
0 4/04
2017
Secretary of the Air Force nominee Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, as a part of the confirmation process March 30, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  In her opening statement, Wilson said, "We have the liberty to enjoy our blessings because thousands of America's best citizens volunteer to protect the rest of us."  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) SecAF nominee testifies before Congress
Heather Wilson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during her confirmation hearing for secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2017.
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2017
Students of the 721st Aerial Port Squadron’s Unit Learning Center prepare pallets of cargo to be loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III during hands-on training for the class on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 21, 2017. The center provides upgrade training for new Airmen from Ramstein; Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England; and Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Squadron develops process, trains new mobility Airmen across Europe
For many new Airmen, completing upgrade training within their career field can feel like an uphill battle. There are career development courses and on-the-job training to complete, all while keeping up with the day-to-day demands of the job. The 721st Aerial Port Squadron at Ramstein Air Base has devised a solution through their Unit Learning Center for new 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Airmen to complete 5-level training, the next level after graduating from technical school.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Feb. 22
On this look around the Air Force, NASA astronauts attend water survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington and Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. discusses how the Should Cost Program is saving the Air Force billions.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo ‘Make Every Dollar Count’ continues, adds new initiatives
Capitalizing on the Air Force culture of innovation, the “Make Every Dollar Count” program continues to evolve to maximize the impact of each dollar with the addition of six new initiatives.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF agency helps ‘bring life’ to mission innovation
The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency’s Business Intelligence Competency Cell promotes logical research when it comes to operational acquisition. It may seem simplistic when taken at surface value, but what the BICC is doing within the Air Force is ‘bringing life’ to mission innovation. As a result, their practices and resources are sparking interest not only within the Defense Department , but among members of Congress and their staffs as well.
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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 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle was tied down with both the existing tiedowns and new synthetic tiedowns to conduct a side by side demonstration during an operational evaluation on Joint Base Charleston, Nov. 28 and 29. The evaluation was a culmination of an Air Force Research Labs, Advanced Power Technology Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, initiative to reduce aircraft weight by almost 1,000 pounds for better fuel efficiency. JB Charleston test new equipment, saves AF millions
An operational evaluation of new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here in November 2016. Tie downs are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations; winch cables help adjust the tension on tie downs, securing the load.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cory Hinton, 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron weapons evaluator, briefs members of the 53rd Weapon Evaluations Squadron leadership during the first meeting of the unit’s new Power of Innovative Thinking (PoinT) initiative. The initiative is meant to facilitate a dialog between different squadrons within the 53rd WEG to come up with plausible solutions for problems within the organization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released) 53rd WEG Airmen create new initiative for smarter operations
Members the 53rd Weapon Evaluations Group leadership met Dec. 16, 2016, to discuss the group’s newest initiative that uses innovative problem solving to help streamline their mission.
0 12/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo BLUE: Generation STEM
Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE. Maintaining a technological edge in defense requires snagging the best and brightest minds for research and development. In this episode, we introduce you to some of the innovative minds working to make the Air Force's technology better, stronger and more efficient today while developing the next generation of innovators for tomorrow.
0 12/23
2016
Ohio State athlete Craig Fada performs an OmegaWave heart rate variability and central nervous system test as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Ohio State University. This test is used to personalize recovery. (Photo Courtesy of the Ohio State University) AF partners with OSU for stress evaluation, recovery methods
The Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the Ohio State University. Special operations units in the Defense Department are physically and mentally elite due to the training they endure. Since special operations personnel are not readily accessible at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, unique hands-on insight was required for rapid acceleration of human performance monitoring research, technology and tools for the battlefield.
0 11/30
2016
Six microvanes are bonded to each side of the aft fuselage of the test C-17 for phases three, four and five in the C-17 Drag Reduction Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Advanced Power Technology Office, and tested by the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB. The C-17 Globemaster III used for all five test phases is provided by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway
When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Nov. 29
On this look around the Air Force the commander of Air Combat Command visits deployed Airmen, the Berlin Airlift Memorial is reopened, and a specialized stretcher for traumatic brain and spinal injury patients is being tested.
0 11/29
2016
Cornerstone Research Group’s aeromedical evacuation stretcher is shown during a compatibility test on a KC-135. Courtesy photo / Cornerstone Research Group) AF supports improved method for transporting TBI patients
Scientists with the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine are playing an important part in the testing and evaluation of a novel aeromedical evacuation stretcher designed to safely transport traumatic brain and spinal injury patients in air and ground vehicles.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AFRL program turns junior workforce into rapid innovators
Junior force personnel within the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are making the most of their opportunity to showcase innovation and leadership skills through the Junior Force Warfighters Operations in RX, or JFWORX, program.
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2016
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