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Defense

Resetting the theater to equip rotational forces in Europe

Posted May 2, 2016 by Maj. Craig A. Daniel and Robin T. Dothager

When U.S. Army Europe's size peaked after the Cold War, it contained two corps headquarters, more than six divisions, two armored cavalry regiments, various enabling units, more than 277,000 Soldiers, and four divisions' worth of equipment in pre-positioned unit sets.

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Air Force awards GPS III launch services contract

Posted April 29, 2016 by

The Air Force announced April 27 the award of the first competitively sourced National Security Space launch services contract in more than a decade.

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Defense

AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

Posted April 29, 2016 by Sgt. Daniel Kyle Johnson

The Soldiers of 2-6th Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country.

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Demonstration showcases AIM-9X joint-service venture

Posted April 29, 2016 by

Integration of the joint Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile with the Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher hit the mark as the teams completed a successful live-fire engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 28-April 1.

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Defense

F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted April 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan An F-35A Lightning II taxis from the runway onto the flight line after successfully completing a sortie, Dec. 14, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The first F-35s will arrive in Norway in 2017. The F-35 is being adopted internationally by eight partner nations, including Norway, Italy…

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted April 27, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

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Army testing air defense system integration

Posted April 27, 2016 by John Andrew Hamilton

A series of tests here is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army.

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Armed Services chief lays out risky strategy for budget hike

Posted April 27, 2016 by Richard Lardner

Seeking to halt an erosion of the U.S. military’s combat readiness, a senior House Republican unveiled legislation April 25 that would boost the defense budget by billions of dollars to pay for additional ships, jet fighters, helicopters and more. But there’s a catch to the plan outlined by Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, the chairman…

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A Washington ritual: Pentagon, Congress at odds over bases

Posted April 27, 2016 by Robert Burns

The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. The case goes like this: The Army and Air Force have vastly more space for training and basing troops than they need, and trimming the surplus would save money better used to strengthen the military….

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Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

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Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

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