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DOD partners with LinkedIn, offers military spouses free membership

Posted June 20, 2018 by

The Defense Department’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program is launching a new partnership with LinkedIn — the virtual professional networking platform. Military spouses will soon have access to a free LinkedIn Premium membership, valid for one year, every time they have a permanent-change-of-station move, including access to more than 12,000 online professional courses through…

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Around the Air Force: June 15

Posted June 18, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, AWACS aircraft support an exercise in the Baltics, an Airman’s invention saves the Air Force money and JTACs train with partner nations during Saber Strike 18.

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Navy takes delivery of future USS Hudner

Posted June 18, 2018 by AP

The Navy has accepted delivery of a destroyer named for a naval aviator who crash-landed his plane to try to save a downed pilot in the Korean War. Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Hudner witnessed the christening of the ship in April 2017 at Maine’s Bath Iron Works and died months later at 93 in…

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U.S. Navy leaders looking to light ‘a fire in our gut’

Posted June 15, 2018 by AP

A top military commander asked scholars on June 12 for bold ideas on how the U.S. Navy can maintain superiority at sea. Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, addressed the 69th annual Current Strategy Forum at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Scholars from Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University and the…

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F-16s support BALTOPS and Saber Strike

Posted June 15, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Christopher Sparks

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Sparks An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, takes off in support of BALTOPS and Saber Strike 18 at the 31st Tactical Air Base, Poznan-Krzesiny, Poland, June 8, 2018. BALTOPS is an annual joint, multinational maritime-focused exercise designed to…

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

Posted June 13, 2018 by

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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Air Force grounds B-1B Lancer fleet after emergency landing

Posted June 11, 2018 by AP

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command has grounded its B-1B Lancer fleet after one of the bombers made an emergency landing in Texas. Gen. Robin Rand ordered the safety stand-down June 7. The Air Force says a safety investigation after the May 1 emergency landing found a problem with ejection seat components that caused the…

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Aircraft milk stool revamp on the way — saving money, preventing injuries

Posted June 11, 2018 by Donna Lindner

Air Force photograph by Capt. Jason Goins The Junior Force Warfighters Operations in the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate discuss replacing the old 85-pound milk stool for the C-130 aircraft with Tech. Sgt. Shawn Cooper. Amidst its latest efforts to cut costs and prevent injuries to Airmen around the globe, the Air…

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Army researchers headed for development of high performance lightweight helmet

Posted June 6, 2018 by C. Todd Lopez

Army researchers in Massachusetts are developing technology that may soon yield a lightweight combat helmet that provides more protection than anything ever fielded.

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Behind the 10-year plan to help the Army win today’s and tomorrow’s battles

Posted June 6, 2018 by Daniel Torok

In 1973, as the draft ended and America withdrew from Vietnam, the Army made it a priority to catch and keep the technological edge in weapons and equipment -- setting up the formation of Training and Doctrine Command and Forces Command.

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