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  • Vertical wiper blades reduce aircraft drag, tests show

    Aerodynamics testing on the KC-135 Stratotanker confirmed vertically mounted wiper blades reduce aircraft drag by approximately 1 percent during cruise conditions, potentially saving the Air Force $7 million annually in associated fuel costs.(Photo: U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Southwest Research Institute)
  • Scheduling training is about to get easier for C-17 crews

    Scheduling training for C-17 Globemaster III pilots and crew is about to get easier with the launch of Puckboard, a data-powered software application to plan aircrew qualification flights automatically. The tool, developed by and for Airmen, allows schedulers to rapidly match aircraft commanders, pilots, and loadmasters with available flights to complete currency requirements such as aerial refueling and tactical training events required throughout the year.
  • Air Force Targets Energy Resilience with “Pull-the-Plug” Exercises

    From dealing with the daily threats impacting our installations to planning and preparing for future hazards, the U.S. Air Force clearly recognizes the importance of energy and water resilience to ensure mission assurance. To address this priority, the Air Force is conducting pull-the-plug exercises to simulate the impact of an event that cuts electrical power to an installation, such as a natural disaster, to better prepare for and recover from an energy disruption.
  • Air Force Energy supports sustainable microgrid project

    The development of a sustainable microgrid power station is now underway for the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. It is being developed as part of the Pacific Energy Assurance Renewables Laboratory (PEARL) and is designed to provide energy to the wing through on-site energy sources, including fuel and solar power.
  • Setting the foundation for an energy-optimized and lethal Air Force

    As 2020 approaches and the Air Force prepares to take on the challenges of the next decade, we must also review our successes and lessons learned. For Air Force Operational Energy, 2019 was a year for laying the foundation to build a more optimized and lethal force in the years to come.  By collaborating with several partners, we made some important strides in developing and executing our strategy and were able to set the groundwork for many of our operational energy initiatives.
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