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U.S., Japanese, Indian forces begin annual mine countermeasures exercise

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Jordan Crouch Mineman 1st Class Justin Crabtree, from Diamondhead, Mississippi, lowers a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) into the water to track mines and simulate delivering an explosive package. Chief is participating in the annual bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA with the Japanese…

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Atomic Age: Alamogordo and the bomb

Posted July 20, 2018 by Arlan Ponder

Courtesy photograph The birth of the Atomic Age took place precisely at 5:29 a.m., July 16, 1945, on a remote 18 mile by 24 mile portion of the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range northwest of then-Alamogordo Army Air Field, N.M. On a rain-soaked Monday morning in 1945 in an area known to locals and early…

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California Army National Guard helps firefighters battle forest fire

Posted July 20, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza U.S. Army engineers from the California Army National Guard’s 132nd Multirole Bridge Company, 579th Engineer Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, shift a ramp while dismantling a floating bridge July 14, 2018 at Cache Creek Regional Park, Yolo County, Calif., where the 132nd constructed a temporary floating bridge to…

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Army Futures Command to build on 3 pillars ‘to ensure we can fight and win’

Posted July 20, 2018 by David Vergun

"We'll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight," said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 18.

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Air Force Tech Report: Pilot training next

Posted July 20, 2018 by

The Air Force is searching for new ways to train pilots more efficiently and quickly. Leveraging virtual and augmented reality is a key part of the experimental Pilot Training Next program. It’s an effort that could help streamline the Air Force effort to quickly get qualified pilots in the air.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: BMT

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Tomorrow’s Airmen all get their start at Lackland Air Force Base where citizens have been transforming into Airmen since 1942. It makes no difference whether you were a pickle or faced the B.E.A.S.T., Basic Military Training is the one thing that all enlisted Airmen have in common.

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Around the Air Force: July 18, 2018

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On this look Around the Air Force the KC-46 Pegasus program completes its final flight tests, and five Airmen receive the Air Force’s first ever “R” device for their actions in combat operations.

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USS Gerald R. Ford successfully sails into post-shakedown availability period

Posted July 18, 2018 by

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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Austin, Texas, to be U.S. Army Futures Command location, says Army

Posted July 16, 2018 by David A. Vergun

Austin, Texas, will be the location for the new headquarters of U.S. Army Futures Command, Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper announced July 13 at a Pentagon press briefing.

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KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery

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The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.

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