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Basic training might be lengthened, says Army secretary

Posted April 6, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army wants Soldiers who complete basic combat training and advanced individual training to be ready to deploy "on day one" once they reach their units, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.

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Around the Air Force: April 25

Posted April 27, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein speaks to Airmen at the 34th Space Symposium, the Alpha Warrior Tour kicks off, and Schriever Air Force Base is the preferred location for the Joint Force Space Component staff move.

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Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018. “I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather…

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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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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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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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Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

Posted August 22, 2018 by by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh A C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., sits in a paint barn hangar for paint touch-ups Aug. 6, 2018, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. California laws prevent Travis Airmen from spray-painting their C-17s, so they brought it to McChord where it is allowed. Renewing…

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AFRL team looks to solve fatigue issues for C-5 crew members

Posted September 19, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by JD Bales A lightweight and foldable seat is one of two initial prototype designs created by Air Force Research Laboratory researchers in an effort to implement a safer and less fatiguing way for Air Force crew members to perform flight duties. An aircraft seat may seem inconsequential, but when a simple…

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Future Vertical Lift projects to build on recent progress

Posted October 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Future Vertical Lift projects are primed to expand on recent progress this fiscal year as the Army searches to replace its aging fleets of helicopters. In less than six months, the new cross-functional team for FVL has already published two requests for proposals on a future attack reconnaissance aircraft and future tactical unmanned aerial systems.

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Thunderbirds release 2019/2020 show season schedule

Posted December 7, 2018 by

The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about. The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground…

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