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F-35A Lightning II scheduled for first operational deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific

Posted October 25, 2017 by

Approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are set to deploy to Kadena Air Base, Japan for a six month rotation.

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DOD releases policy for civilian employee Phased Retirement Program

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Defense Department officials June 22 released a departmentwide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity. As more employees become eligible for retirement, the program will assist DOD components and agencies with the…

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Air Force awards Adaptive Engine Transition Program contracts

Posted July 8, 2016 by Bryan Ripple

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Propulsion Directorate here has issued two separate contracts to design, develop, fabricate, and test complete, flight-weight, centerline, 45,000-pound thrust-class adaptive engines in the Adaptive Engine Transition Program . The contracts were awarded June 30 to General Electric Aviation and Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corporation. Both contracts…

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B-21 naming contest moves to next phase

Posted May 11, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Submission entries for the B-21 bomber naming contest concluded May 5. Active, Guard, Reserve and civilian airmen, along with their dependents, submitted more than 4,600 entries in response to the contest announced by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in February. “We received an overwhelming number of…

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Defense

A-10s deploy to Slovakia for cross-border training

Posted July 20, 2016 by

Air National Guard photograph by SSgt. William Hopper An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne Air Station, Ind., taxies after landing at Slia? Air Base, Slovakia, July 8, 2016. The A-10s are in Slovakia to conduct training alongside the NATO ally as well as participate in cross-border training with other…

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Service members seeing first fruits of Army acquisition changes

Posted April 20, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone Army Capt. Josh Redmond of Program Executive Office Soldier shows off the new enhanced binocular night-vision goggles helmet during a demonstration at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 17, 2018. FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy visited For Belvoir, Va., April 17 to see the results of the service’s…

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2015 marks science, technology breakthroughs

Posted January 4, 2016 by David Vergun

In 2015, the U.S. Army's homepage published dozens of stories regarding technology being developed by engineers and scientists across the force. Among the topics of interest were developments in power distribution, robotics and network security software.

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Hill’s 4th FS/AMU receives first F-35A

Posted October 4, 2017 by Donovan K. Potter

Hundreds cheered the historic arrival of the 4th Fighter Squadron’s and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s first F-35A as tail number 5133 landed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 27 and taxied into Hotel Row. 

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 24

Posted November 27, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto becomes the first woman to serve as the top enlisted adviser to the adjutant general of New York, Air Force F-35As are in Japan for the first time and the Air Force’s Personnel Center is accepting applications for the Nurse Enlisted and Direct…

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Budget request continues on path to military recovery, chairman says

Posted April 27, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The current budget situation will allow the military to restore its competitive advantage over any possible adversary, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee April 26. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford stressed that the U.S. military has a competitive advantage over any potential adversary right now. “I’m confident…

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