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Defense

Updates to UCMJ criminalize unauthorized distribution of sexual imagery

Posted February 14, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which became law in December, provides the military justice system new tools to prosecute service members who maliciously distribute sexually explicit images of others.

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Defense

Air Force, NATO works to address pilot shortage

Posted March 16, 2018 by John Ingle

The shortage of pilots in the Air Force has been well documented, but the United States isn’t the only member of NATO looking for more people to fill seats.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Posted April 18, 2018 by Lori Yerdon

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.

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Air Force releases F-j16C midair collision investigation results

Posted April 30, 2018 by

Two F-16Cs collided head-on and crashed during training at Bulldog Military Operation Area near Louisville, Ga., June 7, 2016, after a pilot failed to ensure flight path deconfliction and separation of aircraft, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released April 27. Both pilots were unable to regain control of their aircraft…

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Airborne engineers enter digital age

Posted May 14, 2018 by Staff Sgt. James Bonnington

Army Airborne Engineers will soon begin fielding digital systems that maximize their efficiency, increase situational awareness and potentially save lives during earth moving operations in hostile environments.

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Defense

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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U.S. Navy beings exercise with Royal Canadian Navy

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U.S. and Canadian naval units began a Task Group Exercise off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 20. Participating units from the Royal Canadian Navy include Canadian Fleet Pacific, Halifax-class frigates HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) and HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), and Victoria-class submarine HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK 879). “The Royal Canadian Navy frequently participates in training…

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Defense

Mad Scientists: Brainpower next frontier in Army’s arsenal

Posted November 13, 2015 by David Vergun

"Human performance will be as important, if not more important, than technology in 2030," predicted a high-level Army intelligence expert. The reason is that "we've seen an erosion in our technological advantage to overmatch adversaries," a trend that will continue, said Thomas Greco, G-2 for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Team Edwards air-launches target missile to space and back for Missile Defense Agency test

Posted December 11, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Over the summer, the Air Force Test Center sent a C-17 with air and maintenance crews from Edwards to Hawaii, but it was no vacation. The crews worked 24-hour shifts for several months to support a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System over the western Pacific Ocean.

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Dancing with a dragon: A pilot’s tale

Posted January 6, 2016 by SSgt. Kentavist P. Brackin

Gliding more than 13 miles above the Earth’s surface, the U-2S reconnaissance aircraft, also nicknamed Dragon Lady, flies unnoticed and silent to all but a select few.

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