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Around the Air Force: July 18, 2018

Posted July 20, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force the KC-46 Pegasus program completes its final flight tests, and five Airmen receive the Air Force’s first ever “R” device for their actions in combat operations.

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USS Gerald R. Ford successfully sails into post-shakedown availability period

Posted July 18, 2018 by

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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Austin, Texas, to be U.S. Army Futures Command location, says Army

Posted July 16, 2018 by David A. Vergun

Austin, Texas, will be the location for the new headquarters of U.S. Army Futures Command, Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper announced July 13 at a Pentagon press briefing.

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KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery

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The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.

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Demand for Army’s space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow

Posted July 13, 2018 by Lira Frye

The demand for space and missile defense capabilities continues to grow in response to the complex array of challenges to our nation from foreign adversaries, said the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's senior civilian leader.

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16T wind tunnel systems receive significant upgrade

Posted July 13, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph Crews remove an old Data Acquisition and Control enclosure from Cart 2 of Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T. An effort was launched this fiscal year to bring upgrades to 16T, including the installation of new Data Acquisition and Test Article Control systems and new enclosures for multiple 16T testing carts. Demand for the…

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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Posted July 9, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Pfc. Alex Colliver, foreground, pulls a 90-pound sled 50 meters that simulates the strength needed in pulling a battle buddy out of harm’s way during a pilot for the Army Combat Fitness Test, a six-event assessment designed to reduce injuries and replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test. Army senior…

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Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout IOC test, evaluation complete

Posted July 9, 2018 by Lt. j.g. Caroline Zotti

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, June 29.

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Nevada ANG joins Colorado firefighting effort

Posted July 6, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus

Air National Guard photograph by 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus A C-130 from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing sits on the flight line before leaving Reno, Nev., for Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado to assist federal agencies in firefighting efforts, July 5, 2018. RENO, Nev. — The National Interagency Fire Center has…

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Six new inductees revealed at Schriever Wall of Honor ceremony

Posted July 6, 2018 by James Spellman, Jr.

Six early Air Force and civilian space pioneers were honored during a ceremony held June 14 to unveil their names, newly inscribed on a wall of polished black granite at the General Bernard A. Schriever Memorial, located on the grounds of the Schriever Space Complex at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

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