Navy photograph by PO3 Matthew Brown
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Vinson completes V-22 fleet battle experiment

Posted August 8, 2016 by PO2 Kristina Young

Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed a Fleet Battle Experiment (FBE) for the future Navy variant CMV-22B Osprey. Commander, Naval Air Forces conducted the FBE, July 22 through Aug. 4.

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A-10s land on highway in Estonia

Posted August 8, 2016 by SrA. Missy Sterling

Courtesy photograph by Adres Putting Eight United States Air Force Reserve Command A-10s assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia, Aug 1, 2016. Eight successful landings and take-offs from the highway not only displays the U.S. Air Force’s tactical capabilities, it…

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Army’s only combined division demonstrates ‘fight tonight’ capabilities for Army secretary

Posted August 8, 2016 by

Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division/Republic of Korea - U.S. combined division and its rotational elements highlighted the critical roles they play in strengthening the ROK-U.S. alliance, countering emerging threats and ensuring stability in the region, during Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning's visit to Camp Casey, Aug. 3.

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Navy photograph by PO1 Ace Rheaume
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Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016 concludes

Posted August 8, 2016 by Lt. Miranda Williams

Navy photograph by PO1 Ace Rheaume Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) steams in close formation as one of 40 ships and submarines representing 13 international partner nations during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from…

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AFRL Damage Registration Sensor improves high-performance engine exhaust inspections

Posted August 5, 2016 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, along with small business contractor Intelligent Automation, Inc., has developed and demonstrated a unique tool that will make routine aircraft engine exhaust inspections faster and more accurate.

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Air Force photograph by Holly Peterson
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AEDC Model Shop steps up to fulfill customer request

Posted August 5, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Holly Peterson Michael Panarisi, retired Air Force colonel and former AEDC Commander, tours the AEDC Model and Machine Shop with his family as Model Shop staff work to complete a project for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) Program Office. Panarisi, second from left, assisted the APKWS Program Office by…

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Air Force photograph by A1C Christopher Thornbury
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Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar

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Air Force photograph A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., receives fuel from a 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., during Polar Roar, a strategic deterrence exercise, in the skies near the North Pole, July 31, 2016. The B-52 received 70 thousand pounds of fuel from the KC-10 during the refueling….

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58th SOW says goodbye to last Talon II

Posted August 3, 2016 by Jim Fisher

Air Force photograph by Todd Berenger An MC-130H Talon II 1699 takes off from Kirtland and the 58th Special Operations Wing en route to Hurlburt Field, Fla., where it will be assigned to the 19th Special Operations Squadron. A mainstay aircraft at the 58th Special Operations Wing since its arrival in 1992, the MC-130H Combat…

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Navy photograph by CPO Kenneth G. Takada
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Milestones reached for enlisted women on submarines

Posted August 3, 2016 by by CPO Kenneth Takada

Navy photograph by CPO Kenneth G. Takada Chief Culinary Specialist Dominique Saavedra, assigned to USS Michigan (SSGN 727), is pinned with her enlisted submarine qualification during a ceremony at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Saavedra the first female enlisted Sailor to earn the “dolphins.” One of the first enlisted women to serve aboard a Navy submarine…

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Compass Call receives an upgrade

Posted August 3, 2016 by Amn. Nathan H. Barbour

Since it became operational, the EC-130H Compass Call has demonstrated its electronic combat power in tactical air operations around the world, and this year the aircraft has achieved another first.

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