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The Air Force is mounting a war against Facebook misinformation

This story originally featured on Task & Purpose. There’s a war going on and, like it or not, you’ve already been drafted into it. But there’s no battlefield, no explosions, and no uniforms in this fight. Instead, it’s unfolding in Reddit threads, Facebook comments, and other social media forums where people swap information and, unwittingly or not, disinformation. Unlike misinformation, which includes false, incomplete, or misleading information shared without the intent to mislead a target population, disinformation is deliberately designed to mislead targeted groups of people, and is being used by other countries such as Russia and Iran to advance their own interests in the United States.
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U.S. moves Guam defense front and center

The U.S. strategy for the defense of Guam is coming into sharper focus with a combination of fast-moving Army and Air Force exercises and as lawmakers push the Pentagon for details of a 360-degree air and missile defense against cruise, ballistic and hypersonic threats faced by the key U.S. territory. Read more.
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Eielson Air Force Base hosts Arctic Lightning Air Show 2021

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On July 30 through August 1, Eielson Air Force Base hosted its Arctic Lightning Airshow. The event featured Demo Teams for F-16s and F-35s, and ended with a performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. According to Col. David Berkland, 354th Fighter Wing Commander, “This is...
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When Asked About Police ‘Murderers,’ Virginia Delegate Candidate Sponsler Lashes Out: ‘Enjoy Your Soulless Life’

In a video revealed Monday, Democratic Virginia delegate candidate Katie Sponsler amplified her recently publicized comment about police violence with pointed words to someone filming and questioning her about it: “Enjoy your soulless life.”. An audio recording that came to light last week showed the candidate for House District 66...
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Newest X-Plane is Edwards’ NF-16D VISTA, now called X-62A

The NF-16D Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft (VISTA) has been redesignated as the X-62A, effective June 14, 2021. The VISTA, which is operated by the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., with the support of Calspan and Lockheed Martin, first flew in 1992 and has been a staple of the TPS curriculum. It has provided TPS students the ability to experience various flying conditions including simulation of other aircrafts’ characteristics.

Genetic Testing for Selection of Psychotropic Medications

Patients who suffer from major depression and other neuropsychiatric conditions usually improve with medication, but about half of patients fail to respond to the first drug they are given or experience intolerable side effects. It can take a long time and a lot of trial-and-error before the clinician happens upon one that works well. Even an antidepressant that worked well for a family member may produce an inadequate response for the patient. Up until now, there has been no way to predict how an individual will respond to a given drug. Now there is a test that offers to make such predictions: GeneSight psychotropic genetic testing. Unfortunately, it promises more than it can deliver.
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Football Friday Night previews: Siloam Springs

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — The Siloam Springs Panthers are looking to push the needle and improve on last season's one and done playoff run. Brandon Craig is beginning his fourth season as Siloam Spring head coach. The team returns ten starters from last year's team. Six returners will be on...
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Straky commits to Colorado College

The Green Bay Gamblers announced on Monday that incoming defenseman Ethan Straky has committed to Colorado College. The Gamblers selected Straky in the 1st round of the 2021 USHL Entry Draft. Straky will begin his collegiate career in the fall of 2022. Last season, Straky suited up for the United...
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Local squadron takes part in Civil Air Patrol exercise

Members of the Oneonta Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol took part in a large operation over the weekend. According to a media release, the New York Wing of Civil Air Patrol conducted a large-scale disaster relief training exercise Saturday, July 31, to test surge capabilities by having all operational aircraft converge and relaunch from a base in Rome.
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US Air Force Predicts Force Fields And Death Rays By 2060

Directed energy weapons conjure up images of the Death Star’s Superlaser or Optimus Prime’s Ion Blaster. Indeed, there are many examples of directed energy weapons across science fiction. In the real world, this class of weapons is fairly broad, incorporating any weapon that uses the electromagnetic spectrum. As such, most militaries have incorporated directed energy weapons into their arsenals. However, they are a far cry from the weapons imagined in science fiction.
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SR-71 Blackbird & More at Atwater Air Museum

My first experience with an SR-71 Blackbird was as a fourth grader at Glen Edwards School in Lincoln. It’s an ironic coincidence I’ll get to in a bit. As I was hanging out with classmates near the jungle gym, the ground rumbled as a loud sonic boom silenced the playground chatter.