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Defense

Officials: U.S. Missile Defense System outpaces threat

Posted June 9, 2017 by Cheryl Pellerin

The defense system that protects the United States from ballistic missile attacks now outpaces the threat from adversaries out to 2020, and the Defense Department is advancing the capability to stay ahead of the threat into the future, defense officials said on Capitol Hill June 7.

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Defense

AEDC transonic wind tunnel undergoes calibration

Posted November 18, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend A centerline pipe, pictured here, is used to measure pressure and determine test conditions in the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. According to Michael Mills, wind tunnel performance engineer, this process is known as calibrating the tunnel and takes…

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Navy partnership hits milestone, 50th P-8A delivered

Posted January 9, 2017 by

The U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla, Jan. 5.

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So others may dream

Posted March 22, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson

At what point in time did you realize your calling in life? Can you pinpoint a specific moment when you decided the goal you would dedicate yourself to?

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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

DOD must change to confront changing face of war, Dunford says

Posted April 25, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Today’s presence of cyber, space and ballistic-intercontinental missile capabilities have changed the character of war, and the U.S. military must adapt to confront these challenges, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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Defense

Massachusetts, California ANG units hoist TSP colors during Frisian Flag

Posted April 15, 2016 by SSgt. Joe W. McFadden

Eight F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft and nearly 250 Airmen and support equipment from the 131st Fighter Squadron, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., and the 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno ANGB, Calif., commenced flight operations in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, April 11. 

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Defense

Ground combat system upgrades focus on weight, lethality

Posted October 21, 2015 by Elizabeth M. Collins

Ground combat vehicle modernization efforts are moving forward, on schedule and under budget, the ground combat systems program executive officer told reporters last week.

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Navy secretary names next destroyer Carl M. Levin

Posted April 11, 2016 by

On April 11, during a ceremony in Detroit, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the next Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 120, will be named Carl M. Levin in honor of the longest serving senator in Michigan history. During his 36 years in the Senate, Levin was a member of the Senate Committee on Armed…

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New SBIRS ground system celebrates two major milestones

Posted December 21, 2015 by

The Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center recently announced the completion of two major milestones in the development and fielding of its new Space-based Infrared System ground system.

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