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The Warriors Over The Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23-24, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, features a STEM City. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Kent Bingham) STEM City planned for Hill air, space show
On June 23-24, Hill Air Force Base with the tremendous support from The Utah Air Show Foundation, will host the “Warriors Over the Wasatch: The Legacy Continues” Air and Space Show and feature U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. In addition to the numerous world-class aerial acts and wide variety of static displays, this year’s event will also feature a STEM City.
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, watches demonstration of Sonic Infrared inspection by Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc., Jupiter, Fla., January 9, 2018. Innovating compressor blade inspection
Blade defects decrease engine efficiency and power, while increasing fuel burn (specific fuel consumption) and exhaust gas temperature (EGT) - resulting in higher maintenance costs, and decreased aircraft availability. Additionally, defective compressor blades can pose a safety threat if not replaced in a timely manner. While researching areas for increased aircraft optimization, Air Force Operational Energy found that cost-effective and reliable blade inspection ensures engines are performing optimally, and is paramount to maintaining aircraft readiness.
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ICBM building at Hill AFB Falcon Hill development. (Courtesy photo) ICBM Country: Hill AFB, Utah workers play key role in future of strategic defense
Editor's Note: Hill Air Force Base units are helping ensure the nuclear triad remains an effective strategic deterrent now and into the future. This is the second in a two part series.The nation needs a robust nuclear deterrent. Not just any missiles, but the most responsive strategic weapon systems in the world.The Air Force is responsible for two
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