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Red Flag-Alaska 18-3 takes off early August

Posted August 1, 2018 by

Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. John Winn An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska takes off prior to a sortie as part of Red Flag-Alaska 18-2, June 11, 2018. Red Flag Alaska provides large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. Red Flag-Alaska 18-3,…

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CERDEC unveils more than a dozen new technologies for mission command

Posted August 1, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

The Army unveiled 15 Soldier-vetted technologies here, July 18, all meant to improve command post infrastructure and capability. Those new technologies are now slated for transition to programs of record, representing a culmination of three years of effort by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center to improve command post capability. A primary…

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Fabrication begins on amphibious assault ship Richard M. McCool, Jr.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) started fabrication of the 13th LPD-17 San Antonio class ship, LPD-29, July 30, at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “We are excited to commence fabrication on the 13th and final ship of the LPD-17 Flight I…

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California Army National Guard activates for Carr Fire

Posted August 1, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza

Army photograph by Eddie Sigenza Sgt. Jesus Valencia and Spc. Cameron Hodges of the California Army National Guard’s 270th Military Police Company, 185th Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, secure a checkpoint July 29, 2018 at the Keswick Dam in Redding, Calif., shortly after the Carr Fire passed through the area. REDDING, Calif.–First on…

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Eco-friendly engine wash technology nears final phase of performance testing

Posted July 30, 2018 by

Fleet Readiness Centers East and Southeast engineers are completing the ground work to prepare Naval Air Systems Command for acquisition of a cost-effective and environmentally friendlier technology for cleaning engines.

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U.S., Japan bomber-fighter integration training showcases strength of alliance

Posted July 30, 2018 by

Air Force photograph Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers and two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15 fighters execute a routine bilateral training mission in the vicinity of Japan, July 26, 2017. This mission was flown in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) operations, which are a key component to…

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Navy’s newest carrier-based catapult, trap systems steadily advance through test

Posted July 30, 2018 by

One year ago, the Navy’s newest aircraft launch and recovery systems successfully conducted historic first sorties aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford.

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Around the Air Force: July 30

Posted July 30, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, the Air Force has a new app for Airmen, KC-135 crews test out the Joint Service Aircrew Mask, and the 943rd Rescue Squadron wins Best in Show at the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo.

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U.S., Egypt commence Exercise Eagle Response 18

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Navy photograph A sailor deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Group 52.3, left, and Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) sailors conduct a familiarization dive during Eagle Response 18. Eagle Response 18 is an explosive ordnance disposal and diving exercise with the ENF conducted to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities…

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FRCSW Site Camp Pendleton Inducts Last AH-1W Super Cobra

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Navy photograph The last AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter to undergo the Integrated Maintenance Program (IMP) at FRCSW Site Camp Pendleton awaits further processing outside of the hangar. The aircraft was inducted July 18 from Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 775 (HMLA-775), and is scheduled to complete the IMP by the end of September and return…

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