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‘Untouchables’ rise to the occasion during ITX 5-17

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — The Aviation Combat Element, or ACE, plays an invaluable role within the Marine Air Ground Task Force, conducting offensive, defensive, and all other air operations to support the MAGTF mission....

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Air Force tests A-10 alternatives

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – The A-10 Warthog is a familiar sight in our skies — and an essential part of keeping Davis-Monthan a multi-million dollar contributor to our local economy. But now the Air Force is testing several smaller, simpler planes —...

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Last MH-65 helicopter to depart Air Station Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY — The final MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is scheduled to depart Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City on Monday. Since 1995, MH-65 helicopters have been utilized at Air Station Traverse City in search and rescue missions throughout the Great Lakes region....

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Navy Essay: How the F-35C Will Change Naval Aviation

As the first director for the Navy’s F-35C Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Fleet Integration Office, I have enjoyed the opportunities and challenges of bringing fifth-generation strike-fighter capabilities to the fleet. As this highly advanced weapons system matures, I am...

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AFRL tests high-efficiency engine for unmanned aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office, along with Engineered Propulsion Systems and the Arnold Engineering and Development Center, recently concluded ground-based testing of an advanced...

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Birth of the Cobra

What was on Mike Folse’s drawing board at Bell Helicopter that day in March 1965 was supposed to be a hovercraft. It wasn’t. “I had an idea instead,” he explains. “My boss would be on vacation for two weeks.” Gloom pervaded Bell’s Preliminary Design Group. In a...

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