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U.S. Navy, Italian Air Force test aerial refueling capability

Posted September 12, 2016 by

Navy photograph The Italian Air Force’s KC-767A refuels a U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F during a test in early September at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. This was one of several tests planned to authorize KC-767A refueling of U.S. Navy fighter aircraft in an operational environment. Testing for the U.S. Navy’s fighter aircraft to receive…

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Navy announces enlisted rating modernization plan

Posted October 3, 2016 by

Following the completion of its review earlier this year, the Navy announced Sept. 29, it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move towards occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. “In modernizing our enlisted rating system we are not…

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NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

Posted October 19, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Spanning Southern Nevada lies the crown jewel for tactics, training and operational testing for the Department of Defense: the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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USS America’s familiarization training pays off during F-35B DT-III

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) successfully completed its fifth day of F-35B Lightning II developmental test (DT-III) with the support of flight deck personnel who received specialized training in Yuma, Ariz., earlier in the month.

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Deployed airmen celebrate Thanksgiving downrange

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Force protection sentries from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron head out to work on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. While many squadrons allowed their members to celebrate Thanksgiving while deployed, the mission did not stop.   Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine…

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Navy partnership hits milestone, 50th P-8A delivered

Posted January 9, 2017 by

The U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla, Jan. 5.

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Soldiers teach western medical practices to Djiboutian caretakers

Posted January 27, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams Sgt. Sarah DeArcy, a civil affairs team medic with C Company, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, coaches SOS Village d’Enfants in Tadjoura caretakers on how to perform the abdominal thrust technique during a first aid discussion group on Jan. 3, 2017. The discussion group covered various medical topics and…

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AF releases new guidance on civilian hiring freeze

Posted February 13, 2017 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force has released additional guidance in regard to the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23. According to the official memorandum, the hiring freeze applies to all executive departments and agencies regardless of their operation and program funding. Military personnel are excluded. Some exemptions are permitted to meet national security mission and public…

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F-35 SLLP modifications completed

Posted March 13, 2017 by

Men and women of the 570th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utha, completed the last F-35 aircraft scheduled to receive a forward wing root rib modification under the Group 1 Structural Life Limiting Parts (SLLP) program.

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Installation heads link thoughtful BRAC round to cost savings

Posted April 3, 2017 by David Vergun

About 22 percent of installation facilities across the Army are excess, according to J. Randall Robinson, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

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