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F-35 program moving forward, addressing challenges

Posted February 12, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program is moving forward while addressing various challenges, the program’s executive officer said Feb. 10. “In the big picture, I would tell you that the program right now is accelerating, growing and changing,” Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan said at a media roundtable in Arlington, Virginia. He detailed…

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Bombers receive warm welcome for Cold Response

Posted February 29, 2016 by SrA. Airman Joseph Raatz

B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., arrived in Europe Feb. 27, in preparation for their participation in a large-scale NATO training exercise.

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Army researchers explore future rotorcraft technologies

Posted March 21, 2016 by David McNally

The U.S. Army is moving ahead with research on potential new component-level technologies for future rotorcraft. A team from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory completed the first-ever live-fire test of a rotor blade with individual blade control technology in mid-January.

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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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Army experiments on providing ‘unlimited magazine’ to 2025 Soldiers

Posted April 25, 2016 by Monica K. Guthrie

A swarm of experts from across the nation assembled for a two-week experiment at Fort Sill, Okla., trying out systems with the potential to provide service members with unlimited weapons capabilities.

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Air Force, Navy team up for joint RPA maritime integration training

Posted May 11, 2016 by SrA. Christian Clausen

The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy participated in the annual Fleet Synthetic Training — Joint (FST-J) 16-72, a joint maritime training exercise April 25-29, 2016, at Point Loma Naval Station, San Diego, and Yokosuka, Japan. The exercise provided an opportunity for the two services to integrate MQ-1 Predator capabilities with maritime operations for familiarization…

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AcqDemo team outlines planned activities related to transition

Posted May 20, 2016 by Ted Singer

In late May to mid-June, Air Force Materiel Command employees who will transition into the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) will receive information detailing their individual conversion into the new pay system.

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Around the Air Force: June 8

Posted June 8, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony; battlefield airmen get their own training group; and an update on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft destined for Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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Comptroller says DOD will continue audit accountability plan

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Defense Department Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord, right, testify on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. The Defense Department is getting closer to full audit accountability…

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MQ-8B Fire Scout deploys with new radar capability

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The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar.

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