A KC-10 Extender prepares to refuel an F-35A Lightning II above an undisclosed location, April 30, 2019. It was first air interdiction for USAF’s F-35 fleet during the type’s inaugural deployment to the Air Forces Central Command. Air Force photo by SSgt. Chris Drzazgowski.
AFRL, Ohio UAS Center to Test Defence Drone TechnologyThe Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory are set to start testing ground-breaking aviation technology after receiving regulatory approval earlier this month.
Air Force TechnologySenators Urge Regulators to Quickly Approve Drone Identification RulesTwo U.S. senators on Monday urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to finalize a long-delayed rule that would require the remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.
ReutersHere’s How B-2 Bomber Pilots Pull Off Grueling 33-Hour FlightsBeing a B-2 pilot means experiencing the rush of takeoff and the pressure of weapons drops while flying in the nation’s only stealth bomber. But it also involves having to manage nap times with your co-pilot during daylong-plus flights.
Defense NewsVictims of Military Medical Malpractice to Testify Before CongressVictims of malpractice by military doctors will testify Tuesday in Washington, D.C., on the devastating impact of medical errors and the legal barriers they faced in suing the federal government for the mistakes.
Military.comBoeing Awarded $127.6M Contract for Nuclear Bomb Life ExtensionBoeing has been awarded a $127.6 million contract for the Air Force's B61-12 nuclear bomb life extension program.
UPIAir Force Taps Academia to Expand Hypersonic Testing FacilitiesThe U.S. Air Force is partnering with Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana to expand its testing facilities for future hypersonic technologies.
ExecutiveGovOne More Thing …Harness-Wearing Whale Was “Trained by Russian Military,” Researchers SayFishermen off Norway's northern coast were astonished last week when they spotted a beluga whale wearing a harness, complete with mounts for a camera.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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