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Defense

‘Ghost Brigade’ soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Posted May 27, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world.

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CH-53K completes first 20K lift

Posted May 27, 2016 by Sikorsky photograph

The U.S. Marine Corps’ newest helicopter, the CH-53K, completed its first external load flight test carrying a 20,000 lb. load May 26 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Envelope expansion tests will continue with incrementally increasing speeds with the 20,000 load, and then on to the CH-53K’s requirement, a…

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Eglin units save big with F-35 innovations

Posted May 27, 2016 by SrA. Andrea Posey

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at Eglin Air Force Base’s (Fla.) 33rd Fighter Wing have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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Budget uncertainty threatens readiness, Pentagon spokesman says

Posted May 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Air Force photograph by SrA. Trevor T. McBride Special Tactics Training Squadron airmen from the 24th Special Operations Wing fast rope from a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 4, 2016, during Emerald Warrior 16. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special…

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Carter: Maintaining military superiority requires work, funding, technology, people

Posted May 25, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

DOD photograph by Stephanie Dreyer Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses service members at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., May 24, 2016. Carter commended them for their work and asked them to help in attracting and retaining their successors. Protecting the nation and much of the world is a U.S. duty because of…

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Defense

Barksdale unit first to train with latest B-52 upgrade

Posted May 25, 2016 by SrA. Joseph Raatz

In a world of military budget constraints and tough acquisition choices, boosting the efficiency of current assets is a no-brainer.

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Defense

Barksdale B-52s drop bombs in exercise with Jordanian forces

Posted May 25, 2016 by

Army photograph by SFC Sean A. Foley A B-52 Stratofortress receives an escort from two Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft at the start of a combined arms live-fire exercise near Al Zarqa, Jordan, during the culminating event of exercise Eager Lion on May 24, 2016. Eager Lion is a bilateral military exercise with…

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Carter commissions Yale’s first ROTC class in four decades

Posted May 25, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Air Forece SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter administers the oath of office to Air Force and Naval ROTC students during a commissioning ceremony at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., May 23, 2016. Defense Secretary Ash Carter returned to his alma mater May 23 to commission the first graduates of…

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Around the Air Force: May 24

Posted May 25, 2016 by

This look around the Air Force discusses the deferment of the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1. Air Force leadership also introduces a flight plan for unmanned aircraft, and a chief…

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Original stator replaced at AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility

Posted May 23, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

The Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility at AEDC is known for its four powerful motors and having the world's most horsepower on a horizontal shaft for its compressors.

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