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MH-60R Seahawk lands aboard Danish frigate

Posted June 15, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph One of the first Danish MH-60R Seahawk helicopters landed aboard a Danish frigate of the IVER HUITFELDT class in Copenhagen Harbor to commemorate the U.S. Navy’s delivery to the Danish Defense June 6, 2016. “The delivery of these first three of nine MH-60R helicopters to Denmark is a great team accomplishment between…

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WASHINGTON (June 9, 2016) A graphic representation of the future Virginia-class attack submarine USS Arkansas (SSN 800). The submarine will begin construction in 2018 and is expected to join the fleet in 2023. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)
Defense

Navy secretary names Virginia-class submarine

Posted June 15, 2016 by

160609-N-LV331-002WASHINGTON (June 9, 2016) A graphic representation of the future Virginia-class attack submarine USS Arkansas (SSN 800). The submarine will begin construction in 2018 and is expected to join the fleet in 2023. (U.S. Navy graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced June 15, 2016, that…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Nicole Keim
Defense

Airmen kick off Saber Strike with European partners

Posted June 15, 2016 by SrA. Nicole Keim

Air Force photograph by SrA. Nicole Keim A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies over Adazi Military Training Base, Latvia, June 13, 2016. U.S. forces and NATO partners are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010….

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Around the Air Force: June 14

Posted June 15, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, officers can learn how to apply to become a test pilot, and the Air Force is hoping to treat behavioral health issues by using the Behavioral Health Optimization Program.

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Jeff Andrejcik
Defense

A backseat view of combat airstrikes

Posted June 13, 2016 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

Throughout the month of May, the air coalition has been able to strike lucrative targets including: logistics lines, command and control and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant financial resources through more than 1,800 strike sorties.

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Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton
Defense

Victory Tower lays the foundation for Basic Combat Training

Posted June 13, 2016 by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton

Since 1973, new recruits in what is now called Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, S.C., have been challenging and conquering the 40-foot monster known as Victory Tower in their first week of training.

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Navy photograph by Smn. Ryan Carter
Defense

USS Ford achieves important milestone

Posted June 13, 2016 by PO3 Cathrine Mae O. Campbell

Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed its turn ship evolution June 11. This is a major milestone that brings the country's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier another step closer to delivery and commissioning later this year.

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Navy photograph by PO3 George M. Bell
Defense

USS Carl Vinson conducts Osprey flight operations

Posted June 13, 2016 by PO2 Patrick W. Menah Jr.

Navy photograph by PO3 George M. Bell An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 approaches for a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway conducting Precision Approach Landing System (PALS) and flight deck certifications. In preparation for the planned replacement…

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Army photograph by Spec. Antonio Ramirez
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U.S., Polish Forces execute battalion air assault during Anakonda 16

Posted June 13, 2016 by Capt. Jaymon Bell

Army photograph by Capt. Jaymon Bell Capt. Dennis Eadus, an 11A Infantryman and Platoon leader for 2nd Platoon, MOD Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, scans the horizon out the ramp of a CH-47 helicopter from Hotel Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th CAB, during a battalion air assault mission during…

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Defense

Carter stresses importance of innovation to war fighters

Posted June 13, 2016 by Jim Garamone

One theme of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s term in office has been ensuring the department gets war fighters what they need when they need it — now and in the future. Carter told the Defense One Tech Summit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., June 10 that he is looking at the intersection between technology…

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