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Weathering the storm: AF eyes in the sky provide global weather data

9 hours 48 min ago
Detachment 1, 50th Operations Group, a small contingent of four Air Force officers, is responsible for seven satellites that comprise the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, or DMSP. The team coordinates with the space experts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contractor corporations and military organizations to maintain the com-mand, control, and health of Defense Department weather assets.

AF wind turbine helps power missile warning radar

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:31am
A wind turbine at Cape Cod Air Force Station, part of Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass., is partially powering one of the largest ground-based missile warning radars in the United States.

Minuteman III test missile launches from Vandenberg

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:38pm
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Sept. 23 at 7:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Army, AF share joint information network

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:15pm
During September, the Army and Air Force achieved major network security and capacity upgrades at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA.

AFRL commander describes Air Force’s technology vision

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:52pm
The Air Force Research Laboratory commander discussed the future of hypersonic technology, directed energy and autonomous systems at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space and Technology Exposition here Sept. 16.

AF Academy ranks high in Best Colleges Ranking report

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:37am
The U.S. Air Force Academy ranks high among the nation's top universities in engineering and liberal arts courses, according to the 2015 Best Colleges Ranking report released Sept. 9, by U.S. News & World Report.

Airmen operate America's fortress

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:46am
Known as America's Fortress, Cheyenne Mountain is portrayed in movies, books and documentaries as a top secret base similar to that of Area 51.

Air Force uses lasers to preserve space history

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:00am
Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 14 is best known as the launch site for NASA's "Friendship 7," the flight that brought John Glenn fame as the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. Now, more than 50 years later, the complex and other National Historic Landmarks are rapidly falling into decay. Challenged by limited funding for major preservation projects, the Air Force has turned to cutting-edge technology to document and preserve Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's historic launch structures, before it's too late.

Retired AF officer picked for simulated mission to Mars

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:36am
An Air Force Institute of Technology alumnus and retired Air Force officer was selected by NASA and the University of Hawaii as one of nine team members to participate in an upcoming simulated mission to Mars.

AFRL's directed energy receives AF Organizational Excellence award

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:59am
The Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, its fifth AFOE award since 1997.

Edwards, NASA say goodbye to historic landmark

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:08am
A structure synonymous with NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center for the past 38 years, the grey-colored space shuttle Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at Edwards Air Force Base is being dismantled and demolished as a part of the final chapter in the U.S. space shuttle program.

Officials expand space-tracking website

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:33am
Defense Department officials announced additions to its space situational awareness program’s Space-Track.org website.

Air Force, small business partnership yields blade health monitoring technology

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:23pm
A cost-saving and risk-mitigating technology for scanning engine rotor blades developed by the Air Force and a small business recently resulted in awards of more than $5 million.

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:41am
Three officers from the Dominican Republic, Peruvian and Brazilian militaries partnered with active-duty and guard Airmen at Davis-Monthan for a rare opportunity to work collectively on the space component of PANAMAX 2014, Aug. 8-15.

Cyber Airmen create virtual help desk

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:21pm
The Air Force Enterprise Service Desk is going virtual, and Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland will be the first to see it as it rolls

New 'urban beat cop' surveillance system to keep military operators out of harm’s way

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:05am
In an urban (non-combat) environment, information is typically collected by local law enforcement officers who are “walking their beat,” officers can become familiar with areas of the city by observing, interpreting and understanding what they see on a daily basis.

Joint force defends Panama Canal during exercise

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:24am
An illegitimate organization seeks to undermine peace, security and liberty by destabilizing local and regional economies in Central America.

Code change: Securing critical assets

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:13am
Once a year, the codes used to launch Minot Air Force Base's intercontinental ballistic missiles need to be updated.The manual process requires hundreds of Airmen work around the clock for three weeks straight to ensure all launch facilities are accessed and the missile code change is a success.

Air Force's new maritime radar becomes operational

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:02am
The Air Force Technical Applications Center has a welcome addition to its treaty monitoring capabilities - the Cobra King radar system aboard the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen. Cobra King is a new, state-of-the-art mobile radar system consisting of S- and X-band phased radars that AFTAC employs to provide worldwide, high quality, high resolution, multi-wavelength radar data to the Department of Defense's strategic community, the Missile Defense Agency and other government agencies.

Altus breaks ground for KC-46A construction

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:16pm
Officials broke ground on a new construction project on Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Aug. 7. The ceremony marked the beginning of a months-long effort to prepare for the arrival of the newest refueling aircraft in the Air Force fleet, the KC-46A Pegasus.