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June 4, 2018

Face of Defense: NASA to Launch First Army Doctor Into Space

Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Andrew Morgan is a NASA astronaut and emergency physician at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Morgan has been assigned to Expedition 60/61, which is set to launch to the International Space Station in July 2019.

May 18, 2018

Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Another Major Award

The Howard Hughes Award -- given by the American Helicopter Society -- was presented to the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System.

May 15, 2018

Kessel Run Lab Hits Hyperdrive

Thirty active duty airmen, Air Force civilians and contractors gathered in a shared workspace for the opening of the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, where they will build the next generation of combat software.

May 4, 2018

Near-Peer Adversaries Work to Surpass U.S. In Technology, Official Says

The world has changed dramatically as technology capabilities have gone global, and China and Russia are advancing in the realm at an alarming rate, a Defense Department official said at the first DoD human capital symposium.

April 19, 2018

Marines Use 3-D Printer to Make Replacement Part for F-35 Fighter

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Combat Logistics Battalion 31 are using 3-D printing to make aircraft parts, saving time and money and avoiding logistics hurdles.

April 9, 2018

DoD Official Highlights Value of Artificial Intelligence to Future Warfare

While conventional warfare remains an integral part of national defense, it is vital to expand the defense strategy to include artificial intelligence, a senior DoD official said at the New America Future of War Conference in Washington.

April 3, 2018

Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters Make a Difference

Air Force Maj. Ashley Lundry, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer, and Air Force Maj. Devon Meister, a pilot, are both members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters.

March 29, 2018

Deputy Secretary Explains Priorities in Evolving the Future Force

As the Defense Department examines the path toward evolution of the nation’s future military force, “we’re going to change that word to revolution,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

March 26, 2018

Leap-Ahead Technology to Increase Soldier Readiness in Future Battles

To provide overmatch against potential near-peer future adversaries, the Army has identified the next-generation combat vehicle and future vertical lift programs as the second and third priority in its six-prong modernization strategy.

March 7, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Earns First ‘Spark Tank’ Innovation Award

Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, an aircraft refueling boom operator with the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, won the inaugural Air Force Spark Tank Competition Cup for his proposal to reengineer the boom operator platform position for the entire KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueler fleet. He asked the Air Force for $1.5 million to implement his innovation.

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