Defense

U.S., Estonia sign defense research agreement

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei signed an agreement June 22, 2016, reinforcing cooperation in research, development, testing and evaluation activities between the Defense Department and the Estonian Defense Ministry. “The agreement facilitates collaborative efforts to enhance defense capabilities across a…

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DOD releases policy for civilian employee Phased Retirement Program

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Defense Department officials June 22 released a departmentwide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity. As more employees become eligible for retirement, the program will assist DOD components and agencies with the…

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National Guard chief nominee says new world requires agile forces

Posted June 22, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Today’s National Guard is in the best shape it’s been in for its almost 380 years of history, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the National Guard Bureau told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 21.

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MQ-4C Triton UAS demonstrates new capabilities during flight test

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph The MQ-4C Triton prepares for a flight test in June 2016 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. During two recent tests, the unmanned air system completed its first heavy weight flight and demonstrated its ability to communicate with the P-8 aircraft while airborne. The Navy recently demonstrated two key capabilities for the…

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Navy, Air Force take part in air defense exercise

Posted June 22, 2016 by PO3 Sara B. Sexton

Navy photograph by Lt. Cmdr. Jacob Lerner A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The form formation included E-2C Hawk Eyes, F/A-18F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers from the “Golden Hawks” of Airborne…

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10 Questions on the F-35A Lightning II

Posted June 22, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Stanley

Air Force photograph by SrA. R. Alex Durbin A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II demonstration aircraft takes off during the AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 24. The aircraft performed alongside and F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang as part of the Heritage Flight Program, which showcases…

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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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Around the Air Force: June 21

Posted June 22, 2016 by

In this look around the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination for Air Force chief of staff, and the new Blended Retirement System gives Airmen more retirement options.

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Keeping wind tunnels running at peak capability important to AEDC

Posted June 22, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

During the early 1950s, AEDC began to stand-up a new and much larger wind tunnel testing facility than was available anywhere else in the nation at the time. 

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ACC vice commander discusses value of air superiority to House

Posted June 20, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. J.D. Harris, vice commander of Air Combat Command, discussed the F-35 during a field hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force here, June 18.     The purpose of the hearing was to receive testimony…

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