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Davidson pledges to continue mission at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Posted June 1, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Navy photograph by PO2 James Mullen Adm. Phil Davidson, left, relieves Adm. Harry Harris, right, as commander of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM). USPACOM is committed to enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, responding to contingencies, deterring aggression, and, when necessary, fighting to win. The name of U.S. Pacific…

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Small, birdlike UAS to provide eyes in the sky for Soldiers

Posted June 1, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army has plans to purchase 61 Black Hornet III small unmanned aerial systems, or SUASs, which are designed to provide reconnaissance support at squad level.

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F-22 Raptors return to Kadena Air Base

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to 525th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson taxis at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 29, 2018 (HST). The F-22s are part of the Indo-Pacific Command’s theater security package (TSP) deployment to the Indo-Pacific region signify a continued commitment to…

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U.S. Navy announces 26th Rim of the Pacific Exercise

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

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RAF Warrant Officer leads renovation of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave

Posted May 30, 2018 by Charles Haymond

Courtesy photograph Royal Air Force Master Aircrew Keith Wing, 56 Squadron Rivet Joint specialist, clears snow from the grave of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt February 2018, at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Neb. Wing prompted the process of having the gravestone raised to make the full inscription legible. The recent restoration of 1st Lt….

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Successful weapons evaluation exercise comes to a close

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Evaluation exercise Combat Hammer concluded May 10 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Air Force's Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.

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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Around the Air Force: May 24

Posted May 25, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force the famed Memphis Belle is unveiled at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

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UK’s HMS Queen Elizabeth ship’s crew finally meet the F-35B

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Members of the Royal Navy’s flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) got their first live peek at the F-35B Lightning II during a visit May 14-18, 2018, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin Members of the flying control and flight deck control teams aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth…

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Free-jet engine test at AEDC facility sets record

Posted May 23, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph The Rolls-Royce engine is set up here in free-jet mode inside the AEDC C-2 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base. Transonic speeds with large volumetric flow rates were recently achieved during free-jet testing of this high-bypass engine, setting a record for free-jet mode engine testing. Transonic speeds with large volumetric flow…

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