April 18, 2017
Far-North Base Connects Air Force to its Satellites
THULE, Greenland —
Thule Air Base in Greenland is the Air Force's arctic connection to its global satellite communications system.
Face of Defense: Navy Lieutenant Wants to Contribute as Cyber Warrior
YOKOSUKA, Japan —
Navy Lt. Brendan Geoghegan was selected for a prestigious, but technically demanding, three-year internship that would culminate in him graduating as one of the Defense’s Department’s leading computer networking experts.The information system security manager for U.S. 7th Fleet is among only 20 Navy applicants selected annually for the program.
April 17, 2017
C-130 Hercules to Get Second Life as Interactive Classroom
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah —
A museum at Hill Air Force Base in Utah has plans to refurbish an old C-130 Hercules aircraft and then display it as a way to promote the Air Force and provide interactive experiments and education to visitors and local schools’ science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.
March 28, 2017
For the Birds: New Prediction Method Sheds Brighter Light on Flight
ARLINGTON, Va. —
Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, researchers at California’s Stanford University found a new way to study a birds’ wings during flight, possibly impacting future designs of bio-inspired drones, robots and unmanned aerial vehicles.
March 27, 2017
High-Tech Training Tool Aids Air Force Weather Forecasting Students
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. —
A 48-inch carbon fiber globe, used in concert with computers, high-end graphics cards and video projectors, serves as an educational aid for Air Force weather forecasting students at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
March 23, 2017
DoD Officials Discuss Countering WMD, Threats Posed By Synthetic Biology
Senior defense officials testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee on DoD programs for countering traditional weapons of mass destruction and plans for countering a new threat posed by use of synthetic biology tools.
Army Researcher: Sleep, Readiness Go Hand in Hand
Many soldiers already know they should be getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, but more than half of them probably get six or less, and that can have an adverse effect on their performance and health, said Army Col. (Dr.) Vincent Mysliwiec, a sleep researcher.
Stratcom: Integrating Space With Other Warfare Domains is Key to Deterrence
Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, Navy Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said in Washington, D.C.
March 9, 2017
Pentagon Announces Research Equipment Award Recipients
The Defense Department announced awards to 160 university researchers at 84 institutions totaling $47 million through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.
March 1, 2017
DoD Officials Discuss Future Vertical Lift ‘Family of Systems’
The future of rotary-wing or vertical lift aircraft across the services is the focus of a Defense Department initiative that seeks to improve the speed, range, refueling and interoperability capabilities across the military services, DoD officials said.