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SecAF awards Air Force Cross, 10 medals to Air Commandos

Posted October 18, 2017 by by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

The team was trapped, outnumbered and bombarded by grenades and machine gun fire from elevated positions. Bullets ricocheted around them. Ordnance from circling, friendly aircraft exploded meters from their position, shaking the ground, as smoke from an exploded cache smothered the village.

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Avionics technician saves time, money with F-16 innovations

Posted October 16, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier

The success of the Air Force isn’t determined by those with stars on their shoulders, but by the Airmen on the frontlines, who strive to create innovative new processes to execute the mission more effectively.

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DOD announces policies affecting foreign nationals entering military

Posted October 16, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, Stephanie Miller, DOD’s chief of accessions, said Oct. 13, 2017. The changes will affect the MAVNI pilot program — the acronym stands for Military Accessions Vital to National Interest — and green card…

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Army finds promise in durable material for future Soldier combat helmets

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

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F-22s Back to Europe

Posted October 11, 2017 by

he U.S. Air Force has deployed F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, for a flying training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe-based U.S. aircraft and NATO allies.

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JSOW C-1 achieves full operational capability

Posted October 11, 2017 by

The Department of the Navy recently declared the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 ready for full operational capability. All U.S. squadrons are now outfitted with JSOW C-1, the Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon capable of attacking stationary land and moving maritime targets.

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USAFE hosts F-35 Multilateral Symposium

Posted October 11, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Rachelle Coleman

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to be refueled by a 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017. Eight F-35s deployed to RAF Lakenheath, England on…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 11

Posted October 11, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the Air Force hurricane cleanup efforts continue and the Pacific Air Forces Commander discusses PACAF’s mission.

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Army looking at the next generation of combat vehicles

Posted October 9, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

Soldiers today move about in and conduct combat operations from, among other things, the Stryker, the Bradley, or the Abrams tank. But the Army has started work now to determine what will take Soldiers to the fight in 2035 and beyond.

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USS Washington brought to life, commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk

Posted October 9, 2017 by

The Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 7. Washington, named in honor of the 42nd state, is the 14th…

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