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Air Force Will Save $50 Million by Using 18,000 iPads

The Air Force is hoping to lighten its paper usage with 18,000 iPads over the next ten years. The cost savings could bring in as much as $50 million in revenue, some of its as reduced fuel costs. Currently, paper manuals can weigh as much as 30-40 pounds of paper for each crew member. This number jumps to 490 pounds of paper for a C-5 with 10 crew members.

In an interview on The Street, Major Brian Moritz explains the fuel savings:

By removing all that paper, AMC will capture about $750,000 in fuel savings [annually] just based off the decreased weight Read more

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Can Social Networking Literally Sink a Ship?


In the military, badges are a sign of accomplishment and prestige, just as long as they’re not from Foursquare. So says the U.S. Air Force, which has issued a warning to troops that using the popular location-based social networking site, and others like Facebook, could reveal their location to the enemy.

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