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Army Total Force partnerships improving readiness

Posted June 10, 2016 by David Vergun

More National Guard and Reserve units are partnering with the active component under the Army Forces Command Total Force Partnership Program, and one of the latest is an infantry brigade combat team from California.

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Defense

Carter unveils next wave of Force of the Future initiatives

Posted June 10, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD photograph by PO1 Tim D. Godbee Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces new “Force of the Future” initiatives at the Pentagon, June 9, 2016. Defense Secretary Ash Carter June 9 announced the next steps in his Force of the Future initiative to modernize the rules and regulations that govern how the Defense Department recruits, develops…

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Defense

Multinational exercise prepares Kosovo Security Force for ‘worst day’

Posted June 10, 2016 by by SSgt. Thomas Duval

Kosovo security professionals and their NATO allies took center stage during one of the largest multinational interagency exercises in Kosovo.

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Twice as nice – CH-53K pacing for operational test

Posted June 10, 2016 by Sikorsky photograph

A pair of King Stallions conducted external load flight tests June 7 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Each CH-53K carried 12,000 lb. loads; one aircraft conducting flight expansion tests, the other a training flight in preparation for operational test with U.S. Marine Corps Operational Test Pilot Lt. Col….

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Defense

MQ-9A Reaper accident investigation report released

Posted June 10, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Cory D. Payne An MQ- Reaper remotely piloted aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 25, 2015. The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. On May 5,…

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Defense

Support personnel, F-16s enhance partnership with Poland

Posted June 10, 2016 by SrA. Erin Babis

About 350 personnel are supporting 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 138th Fighter Wing at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., as part of bilateral flying training with the Polish Air Force.

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Defense

Area Denial

Posted June 8, 2016 by Edward Chin, Christopher E. Kramer and Ken R. Schulters

The Army has significantly increased its emphasis on training for combined arms maneuver and wide area security operations in contemporary and future operational environments.

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Test Pilot School Ph.D. program accepting applications

Posted June 8, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is accepting graduate applications through July 31 for the Air Force Institute of Technology in-residence engineering Ph.D. program. The primary purpose of the program is to ensure the TPS curriculum and research programs reflect the state of the art in aeronautical science…

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New AER website built around online assistance

Posted June 8, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

A new Army Emergency Relief website is now up and running with an online assistance tool that is easy to navigate on mobile devices. “It now works well from a smart phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, whatever device,” said retired Col. Guy Shields of AER. AER conducted a “soft launch” of the website last month to…

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Defense

Carter ‘remains optimistic’ about defense spending bill, spokesman says

Posted June 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks about pending budget legislation during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Md., May 17, 2016. At a June 16, 2016, news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget the Defense Department…

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