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Air Force Researchers, Gawi Healthcare Develop Lightweight Cooling Tech for Military

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The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and its partner Gawi Healthcare have developed a small, lightweight, passive cooling technology in an effort to reduce heat stress under a cooperative research-and-development agreement. A July 13 post on the Defense Department science blog says Reginald O’Hara led a USAFSAM exercise physiology research team to develop a cooling sleeve or wrap …

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Reports: Gen. Hawk Carlisle Eyes IOC for F-35A Within August-December Window

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The U.S. Air Force could determine an approval for initial operating capability of the service branch’s Lockheed Martin-built F-35A aircraft within the August-to-December window, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Colin Clark writes Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, has said he does not see a yellow flag or red flag in the program and noted that …

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Air Force Research Lab, Industry Partners Create Remote Aircraft Inspection Tool

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The Air Force Research Laboratory has collaborated with the Mercer Engineering Research Center, United Western Technologies and the Southwest Research Institute to develop a remote access tool for aircraft field maintainers. The Surgical Nondestructive Evaluation tool is designed to help maintainers determine serious aircraft structural problems may require attention during a scheduled depot maintenance, the Air Force …

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Steven Shepro Nominated as NATO Military Committee Deputy Chairman

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President Barack Obama has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven Shepro, vice director of strategic plans and policy (J-5) for the Joint Staff, as deputy chairman of NATO’s military committee. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced in a notice published Friday that Shepro has also been designated for a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. If confirmed, …

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USAF Tests Lockheed-Developed F-35A Combat Readiness Capacity, Aircraft Nears IOC Declaration

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Service members from the 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing led the first off-station deployment exercise of seven Lockheed Martin-built F-35A Lightning II units that works to meet initial operational capability targets within the year. The U.S. Air Force said Monday the fighter aircraft were tested at Mountain Home Air Force Base …

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Defense News: AF Considers UTC’s ACES 5 For F-35 Ejection Seat Replacement

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The U.S. Air Force is considering whether to adopt United Technologies‘ ACES 5 ejection seat for the F-35 fighter jet as a replacement for the Martin-Baker US16E version, Defense News reported Monday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the service branch’s lead uniformed acquisition officer, told Defense News the service branch sent a letter to the F-35 Joint Program …

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US Forces Japan Commander John Dolan Nominated as Joint Staff Operations Director

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President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Dolan, commander of U.S. Forces Japan and Pacific Air Forces’ Fifth Air Force, as operations director (J-3) for the Joint Staff. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced his nomination in a DoD notice posted Friday. Dolan will support the Joint Staff chairman, provide advice …

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