Defense

ACC charts path for remote aircrews, units

Posted December 16, 2015 by Headquarters Air Combat Command

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.–Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the remotely piloted aircraft community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success. Initial recommendations from the command’s ongoing Culture and Process Improvement Program were derived from nearly 2,500 inputs from Airmen across the RPA community as well…

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AF Materiel Command to transition to AcqDemo

Posted December 16, 2015 by Stacey Geiger

About 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command non-bargaining unit civilian employees will transition to the Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project pay system in June 2016, according to AFMC officials. “This is a win-win for both employees and managers. It will support employee personal and professional growth, and for supervisors, it will give them more control and…

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DOD extends technological, operational edge into future

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department’s civilian and military leadership is pursuing a significant and enduring effort to extend its military, technological and operational edge well into the future, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Dec. 14.

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Legacy, 5th-generation aircraft unite at Checkered Flag

Posted December 16, 2015 by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa

Checkered Flag 16-1, a large-force exercise which gives a large number of legacy and fifth-generation aircraft the chance to practice combat training together, started here Dec. 10.

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$10 million in funding available for NAVAIR avionic projects

Posted December 14, 2015 by

The Navy’s Avionics Component Improvement Program (AvCIP) is prepared to accept proposals, from NAVAIR program offices, to award more than $10 million in funding toward fiscal 2017 projects, officials announced in December.

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Defense

2,500th C-130 lands at Moody

Posted December 14, 2015 by SrA. Ceaira Tinsley

Fifty-nine years after the first C-130 Hercules was delivered to the Air Force, the 2,500th Lockheed Martin-manufactured C-130 joined the 71st Rescue Squadron's fleet and legacy at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Dec. 11.

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Defense

Draken International provides adversary support to NAFB

Posted December 11, 2015 by A1C Rachel Loftis

Draken International, a commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft, recently won a bid for a year-long contract to provide adversary support here. Draken International is based in Lakeland, Fla., and has a fleet of more than 70 tactical aircraft. The company owns and operates the world’s largest commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft.

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Australian Aerial refueler connects USAF and RAAF test teams

Posted December 11, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30 tanker that arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 30 is connecting the RAAF to the U.S. Air Force in a Coalition Tanker Aerial Refueling Certification Effort.

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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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Army Threat Systems Management Office demonstrates electronic warfare jammer technology

Posted December 11, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

The Army Threat Systems Management Office, or TSMO, team visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 2, to demonstrate electronic jamming technologies recently developed at their Redstone Arsenal office in Alabama.

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