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Defense

B-52 integrates, trains with French allies

Posted April 22, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and a French air force Rafale fighter jet fly over France, April 20, 2016. The B-52 also conducted a flight over the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, during a ceremony honoring the 268 Americans who joined the French…

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New AF development planning effort key to third offset

Posted April 22, 2016 by Derek Kaufman

In 2030 and beyond, the Air Force will achieve air superiority with a networked family of capabilities that may include legacy systems like the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, new concepts such as manned/unmanned teaming, and advanced weapons including lasers, hypersonic munitions, or cyber capabilities.

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Defense

US military delivers 30 tons of supplies for Japan earthquake relief

Posted April 22, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The U.S. military has delivered more than 30 tons of supplies to help the people of Japan following two powerful, deadly earthquakes there, a Pentagon spokesman said April 21.

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Air Force, small business partner develop a ‘big data’ bridge between past and future designs

Posted April 20, 2016 by Timothy Anderl

The mission of the United States Air Force is "to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."

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Defense

Spruance, Decatur join Momsen on Pacific surface action group deployment

Posted April 20, 2016 by PO3 Curtis D. Spencer

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Decatur (DDG 73), with embarked Destroyer Squadron 31 staff, departed their homeport of San Diego, April 19.

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Fuel efficiency testing on modified MC-130J

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Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Earl Haun, a Lockheed Martin maintenance contractor with the 413th Flight Test Squadron, walks around a modified MC-130J during preflight checks at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft was fitted with vertical fins on each wing, called winglets. The 413th Flight Test Squadron aircrew and engineers tested…

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Defense

633 mph — nothing to mach

Posted April 20, 2016 by A1C Randahl J. Jenson

"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six …”

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Many AFMC employees to convert to AcqDemo Pay, Appraisal System

Posted April 20, 2016 by

Some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command personnel have been notified they will transition to the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system on June 12, 2016. For those converting to AcqDemo, their current GS performance period will end on June 11, 2016, and they will enter into the AcqDemo Contribution-Based Compensation…

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U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K helicopter completes first external load test

Posted April 20, 2016 by

Sikorsky photograph A CH-53K King Stallion conducts its first hover with a 12,0000-pound load Apr. 19, 2016, at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. A CH-53K King Stallion, the U.S. Marine Corps’ newest helicopter, completed its first external load flight test Apr. 19 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center…

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John P. Murtha first ship to successfully test new technology afloat

Posted April 20, 2016 by PO1 Timothy Wilson

Sailors aboard the Pre-Commissioning Unit John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully tested the Navy's first High Frequency Distribution Amplifier Group (HF DAG) system during Builder's Sea Trials March 1-3 and Acceptance Sea Trials April 13-15 in the Gulf of Mexico.

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