A crew chief deployed from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Barksdale AFB, La., starts his work on a B-52 Stratofortress that landed minutes before at RAF Fairford, England, March 28, 2019. Air Force photo by SSgt. Philip Bryant.
To Grow New, Diverse Generation of Pilots, Air Force, Lawmakers Eye Flight Training for JROTCThe population of pilots in the aviation industry—including the Air Force—remains very white, and very male. And that lack of diversity worries the Air Force.
Air Force TimesSenate Panel to Hold First 'Space Force' Hearing Next WeekThe Senate Armed Services Committee will hold its first official hearing on President Trump’s "Space Force" proposal next week, the committee announced Thursday.
The HillBehind the Hazing Practice That Just Got 2 Air Force Commanders FiredA few airmen walk into a room, positioning themselves between you and the exit. As the "new guy" in the squadron, you likely know exactly what's about to happen. You have to outsmart or elude them to avoid getting bound up and immobilized by rolls of duct tape.
Military.comIll-Fitting Gear Could Put Female Pilots’ Lives at Risk—But a Redesign Is on the WayFor decades, most female pilots in the Air Force have been forced to wear flight suits and other gear that was designed for men, and extensively altered to fit their bodies. It’s not an ideal situation, to say the least.
Air Force TimesIdaho Lawsuit Filed over Proposed Air Force Training ProgramThe U.S. Air Force faces a lawsuit intended to halt training exercises over nine cities in southern Idaho.
Associated Press via Military.comAutomatic Ground Collision Avoidance System Team to Receive the 2018 Robert J. Collier TrophyThe National Aeronautic Association (NAA) is pleased to announce that the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS) Team has been named the recipient of the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy for “... successfully completing a rapid design, integration, and flight test of critical, lifesaving technology for the worldwide F-35 fleet.”
NAA releaseHere’s Who Is Going to Be the Next Missile Defense Agency ChiefThe next Missile Defense Agency director will be now-Vice Admiral Jon Hill, who currently serves as the agency’s deputy director, the MDA has confirmed. Hill will replace Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, who will retire July 1, according to MDA spokesman Mark Wright.
Defense NewsNASA and MIT's Transforming Wing Could Change How Planes Are BuiltComposed of hundreds of small, identical pieces, the shape-shifting wing can automatically morph to the most efficient shape for a given stage of flight.
Popular MechanicsOne More Thing ….The Beautiful Benefits of Contemplating DoomEvery year, in late January, a small group of beetle-browed scientists, politicians, and journalists gather at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to ponder the end of the world. This is a day of solemn kitsch: the unveiling of the Doomsday Clock.
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