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Defense

Boeing, Travis partner for KC-46A testing

Posted March 20, 2017 by Capt. Lyndsey Horn

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus team conducted testing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., from March 7-10, 2017. This testing was a combined effort between Boeing Test and Evaluation, and the Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, which are co-located at the Boeing Facility in Seattle.

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Carter, Mentor Discuss Innovation

Posted September 19, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his mentor, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, discussed the importance of innovation in defense during a talk at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19. Carter said innovation will ensure the American military remains the best in the world. Perry was instrumental in moving the Defense Department from…

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Jammer Increment 1 approved to enter engineering, manufacturing development

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 received the official go-ahead to after the next phase of development April 5 when the Milestone Decision Authority signed the Acquisition Decision Memorandum. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, determined that the system’s proposed cost, schedule and performance objectives adhered to the proposed…

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Navy to christen Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

Posted January 29, 2016 by

The Navy will christen its newest Freedom variant littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a 10 a.m., CST, Jan. 30 in Marinette, Wisc. Sioux City, designated LCS 11, honors the city of Sioux City, Iowa. Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of Naval Operations, will serve as principal speaker. Mary Winnefeld, wife of…

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Reapers, Griffins complete Estonia FTD

Posted September 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Erin Trower

U.S. Air Force and allied partners completed a multilateral flying training deployment in Estonia Sept. 2.

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HH-60G accident investigation report released

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The unintended closure of two helicopters and a pilot’s overcorrection to avoid collision resulted in the crash of an HH-60G helicopter and the injury of its crew on Aug. 18, 2016, at the Nevada Test and Training Range near Nellis AFB, Nev., according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released today. The…

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Airmen’s Week: Changing the culture of Airmen

Posted April 10, 2017 by Senior Airman Chip Pons

After the completion of Basic Military Training, but before Airmen depart for their various technical training locations, lies a relatively new, yet crucial program geared toward the betterment of the Air Force: Airmen’s Week.

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AEDC is ‘a key testing resource’ for GE Aviation

Posted January 4, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Altitude performance and operability testing of the General Electric Passport 20 engine, used in the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business jets, was recently completed in an engine test cell at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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Training detachment expands maintainers’ knowledge AF-wide

Posted October 10, 2016 by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier

From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.

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Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Posted February 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12 with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment.

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