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Defense

NATO officials discuss Afghan Plus-Up, Russian threats

Posted November 13, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Army photograph by Spec. Jacob Krone Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, NATO Resolute Support commander, greets Afghan Special Operations Command School of Excellence leaders before receiving an overview of the commando class final tactical exercise and a platoon-level raid demonstration at Camp Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2017. NATO allies and their partner forces have…

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Bonuses, incentives to retain Soldiers amid push for million-strong force

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army's top enlisted member said Jan. 12.

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Task Force provides inauguration coordination

Posted January 20, 2017 by

Joint Task Force National Capital Region is responsible for coordinating all military ceremonial support on behalf of the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies.

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F-4 flies for final time

Posted February 22, 2017 by Courtesy of Airman Magazine

As he slides his hands across the edges of the wings and walks from nose to tail, inspecting all aspects of the jet, a wave of emotion begins to hit Jim Harkins.

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Successful weapons evaluation exercise comes to a close

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Evaluation exercise Combat Hammer concluded May 10 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Air Force's Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.

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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 budget provides Air Force with needed people, money, time

Posted April 2, 2018 by Jim Garamone

People, money and time are needed to address urgent issues the Air Force faces today, the service’s chief of staff told the Defense Writers’ Group in Washington, D.C., March 29.

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Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

Posted December 2, 2015 by Audra Calloway

While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

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DOD seeks to connect with America

Posted January 22, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Defense Department is launching an initiative  called “This Is Your Military” to highlight the work of service members, dispel myths about military service, and increase awareness among the American people, the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for outreach announced Jan. 18.  The effort, which kicks off Feb. 1, aims to introduce the…

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F-35B marks aviation first at JBER

Posted February 8, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Mike Campbell

On any giving day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, you can hear sound of freedom as the F-22 Raptors circle the mountains and come in for a landing. There was a different tone to that sound Jan. 9, 2017 as the Marine F-35B Lightening II fighter jets joined the orchestration.

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