Tag Archives: Air Force

Lt. Gen. James Holmes Nominated to Head Air Combat Command

President Barack Obama has nominated Lt. Gen. James Holmes, U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, as commander of Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. Holmes is also up for a potential rank promotion to general, the Defense Department said Thursday. Holmes currently manages …

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Air Force Research Lab Studies Metal Fatigue in Aircraft Components

The Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted a study on metal fatigue in aircraft components to learn more about microscopic crack formations and their possible effects on aircraft safety. The metals branch of the lab’s materials and manufacturing directorate investigated the early stages of crack formation in turbine engine materials to find …

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Marine Corps Facility Authorized to Operate Manufacturing Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Network

The Fleet Readiness Center East at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point has received authorization to operate its manufacturing Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Network that works to support the fleet’s manufacturing activities. The manufacturing network consists of systems from the industrial execution and quality assurance departments and provides connectivity between …

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Air Force Eyes International Satellite Support in Weather Data Strategy

The U.S. Air Force plans to utilize satellite data from international partners as part of a weather data strategy the service branch has submitted to Congress, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes the Defense Department will use data from satellites operated by South Korea, India and Europe’s Eumetsat meteorological satellite organization through a seven-year period under the Air Force …

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Air Force’s 100th F-35 Arrives at Luke Air Force Base

The U.S. Air Force has received its 100th Lockheed Martin-built F-35 with the fighter aircraft’s delivery to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona Friday. The service branch said Saturday the milestone follows the declaration of initial operational capability on the F-35 Lightning II program and activation of the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB. “There are …

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Air Force Develops Open Architecture for ISR Ground System

A battle management team of the U.S. Air Force has developed an open architecture for the service branch’s Distributed Common Ground System that works to support the service branch’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements. The Air Force said Thursday the team collaborated with the Air Combat Command and the Air Force Research Laboratory to …

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Air Force Research Analysts Create F-22 Aircraft Maintenance Scheduling Tool

Operations research analysts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have developed a scheduling tool that works to help forecast manpower and facilities required to maintain the F-22 Raptor fighter jet. The U.S. Air Force said Thursday research analysts collaborated with the F-22 Strategic Planning Group to create the Master Plan Scheduling Tool through the use of aircraft maintenance data and a mathematical …

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