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Defense

Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted February 8, 2016 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits.

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Carter: Budget reflects defense needs in new strategic era

Posted February 26, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal accounts for America’s leading role as an underwriter of worldwide security and the need to invest in technologies and people in a new strategic era, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 25.

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Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

Posted March 14, 2016 by

The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current and future mission…

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World’s largest maritime exercise underway in Middle East

Posted April 4, 2016 by

The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East.

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Fuel efficiency testing on modified MC-130J

Posted April 20, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Earl Haun, a Lockheed Martin maintenance contractor with the 413th Flight Test Squadron, walks around a modified MC-130J during preflight checks at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft was fitted with vertical fins on each wing, called winglets. The 413th Flight Test Squadron aircrew and engineers tested…

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Air Force conducts weapons evaluation at Hill, Utah Test and Training Range

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range will host fighter and bomber aircraft performing critical combat training and weapons testing May 2-14.

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Defense

Army tests High Energy Laser in exercise

Posted May 18, 2016 by by C. Todd Lopez Army News

Army photograph by Monica K. Guthrie Adam Aberle, High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck program manager, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Technical Center, holds an unmanned aerial vehicle displaying the damage caused by a compact laser weapons system during the during the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment 2016, at Fort Sill,…

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Around the Air Force: June 3

Posted June 3, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force releases its 2030 Air Superiority Plan; an update on the KC-46A Pegasus; and CMSAF James A. Cody talks about the new enlisted performance reports.

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WASHINGTON (June 9, 2016) A graphic representation of the future Virginia-class attack submarine USS Arkansas (SSN 800). The submarine will begin construction in 2018 and is expected to join the fleet in 2023. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)
Defense

Navy secretary names Virginia-class submarine

Posted June 15, 2016 by

160609-N-LV331-002WASHINGTON (June 9, 2016) A graphic representation of the future Virginia-class attack submarine USS Arkansas (SSN 800). The submarine will begin construction in 2018 and is expected to join the fleet in 2023. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced June 15, 2016, that…

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CH-53K achieves 27,000 pound external lift

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Sikorsky photograph The CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. June 17, 2016. The CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.,…

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