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Defense

Stratcom: Integrating space with other warfare domains key to deterrence

Posted March 24, 2017 by Cheryl Pellerin

Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command said during a space security conference in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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WC-135 Constant Phoenix visits Patrick AFB

Posted March 24, 2017 by Susan A. Romano

Air Force photograph by Susan A. Romano Close up of a WC-135 Constant Phoenix engine cover during the aircraft’s visit to Patrick AFB, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017. One of the Air Force’s most intriguing aircraft was on display at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017, to give members of the Air Force Technical…

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Air Force invites industry for light attack platform experiment

Posted March 24, 2017 by

The Air Force released an industry Invitation to Participate today to evaluate the military utility of light attack platforms in future force structure. The invitation is part of a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options. The live-fly experiment is an element of the Light Attack Capabilities Experimentation Campaign run by the…

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KC-46 Summit brings AF stakeholders together

Posted March 24, 2017 by Brian Brackens

Air Force senior leaders and experts from the acquisition, sustainment, training, engineering, logistics and flying community, gathered in January to discuss the status of the KC-46 Pegasus program and synchronize efforts related to ensuring the successful fielding and operation of the aircraft. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, program Executive Officer for the Air Force Life Cycle…

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U.S. Air Force trains alongside Japanese. South Korean counterparts

Posted March 24, 2017 by

An Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a bilateral mission in the vicinity of Japan yesterday with Japan Air Self Defense Force F-15J Eagles, followed by a bilateral mission with South Korean Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons carried out in South Korean airspace.

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Board determines maintenance error damaged JSTARS aircraft

Posted March 24, 2017 by

Air Force photograph An Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board determined a contractor maintenance error during depot maintenance caused damage to the radar system of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft. Drain holes in the radome of an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft were left covered after depot…

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Army hoping $200 million in bonuses will attract more recruits

Posted March 24, 2017 by David Vergun

Army Recruiting Command's mission is seeing the "largest within-year mission increase ever," said Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC's deputy commander.

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Defense

Mattis Urges Congressional Support for Additional $30 billion for defense

Posted March 22, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Capitol Hill March 22.

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Navy modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

Posted March 22, 2017 by

After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System to the fleet.

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Defense

A-29s arrive at Kabul in time for fighting season

Posted March 22, 2017 by Capt. Jason Smith

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, before the beginning of the 2017 fighting season. The aircraft will bolster the Afghan Air Force’s inventory from eight to 12 A-29s in country. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, as part of Resolute Support Mission,…

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