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Defense

Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted April 27, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

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Defense

Bomber, fighter aircraft training wrapping up in Utah

Posted May 13, 2016 by Mitch Shaw

Until May 14, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, a Hill AFB tenant unit based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, will be conducting training exercises, which includes air-to-ground weapons testing on more than 40 of the U.S. Air Force's combat aircraft.

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Defense

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

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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Defense

Constellation – Counting down to launch

Posted June 22, 2016 by

The Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite is awaiting countdown for launch at Cape Canaveral, Fla., June 24, during a window from 10:30-11:14 a.m., EDT.

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Defense

Improving Army readiness for the 21st century

Posted July 8, 2016 by Arpi Dilanian and Taiwo Akiwowo

When Lt. Gen. Robert T. Dail retired seven years ago, he was one of the most senior military logisticians in the Department of Defense.

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Defense

Growlers soar with B-1Bs around Ellsworth AFB

Posted July 20, 2016 by A1C Sadie Colbert

Navy EA-18G Growlers have joined B-1B Lancers during the past several weeks in the skies around Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for electronic attack training.

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Defense

58th SOW says goodbye to last Talon II

Posted August 3, 2016 by Jim Fisher

Air Force photograph by Todd Berenger An MC-130H Talon II 1699 takes off from Kirtland and the 58th Special Operations Wing en route to Hurlburt Field, Fla., where it will be assigned to the 19th Special Operations Squadron. A mainstay aircraft at the 58th Special Operations Wing since its arrival in 1992, the MC-130H Combat…

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Defense

146th Airlift Wing joins California Guard wildfire fight

Posted August 19, 2016 by Capt. Will Martin

California Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Nick Carzis A California Air National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft drops fire retardant over Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to fight California wildfires, July 19, 2013. The California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing has activated two C-130J Hercules aircraft, joining state and…

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Navy’s most advanced warship departs Bath Iron Works

Posted September 7, 2016 by

Navy photograph The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials April 21, 2016 with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of DDG 1000, the future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). Following a crew certification period and October commissioning ceremony in…

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