Tag Archives: Air Force

Military News: 41 Service Members Test Positive for Zika Virus

Defense Department records have shown 41 service members, including a pregnant woman, have been diagnosed with the Zika virus since DoD began to monitor infections this year, Military News reported Wednesday. Patricia Kime writes U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Sakrisson confirmed that affected troops contracted the virus outside the continental U.S. and that …

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Booz Allen’s Henry Obering: MDA’s R&D Efforts Face Budget Issues

Henry Obering, an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and a former Missile Defense Agency director, has said MDA faces budget constraints that could impact the agency’s research and development efforts, Air Force Times reported Saturday. Phillip Swarts writes Obering told a conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies …

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GAO Report Highlights Fragmentation in Defense Space Acquisition Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has released a new report that indicates fragmentation in how the stakeholder organizations within the Defense Department, White House, the intelligence community and civilian agencies manage space acquisitions. GAO said Wednesday it has conducted studies on fragmentation issues with national security space leadership over the last …

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

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

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

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

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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