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Navy’s first network-enabled weapon ready for fleet operations

Posted June 20, 2016 by

The Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon, JSOW C-1, has been delivered to the fleet after achieving Initial Operational Capability in early June.

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USS Truman traps 9,000th aircraft of deployment

Posted June 20, 2016 by PO3 Lindsay A. Preston

Navy photograph by PO3 Adelola Tinubu An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security…

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Goldfein testifies at CSAF confirmation hearing

Posted June 17, 2016 by

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing June 16 for Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein on Capitol Hill, following his presidential nomination for the position of the 21st Air Force chief of staff on April 26.

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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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Global Hawk gets innovative ISR payload adapter

Posted June 17, 2016 by Bill Hancock

Using a cooperative research and development agreement, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, partnering with Northrop Grumman and Air Combat Command, has developed an innovative solution to the tricky problem of how to connect existing and future information gathering sensor capabilities, not currently designed for the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long…

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Three nations set sail for Exercise Malabar 2016

Posted June 17, 2016 by By PO2 Ryand J. Batchelder

Navy photograph by PO3 Kenneth Rodriguez Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jarrett Hopkins, from Houston, directs an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Golden Hawks of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 on USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck during Malabar 2016. A trilateral maritime exercise, Malabar is designed to enhance dynamic cooperation…

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Carter announces more U.S. support for Afghan forces

Posted June 17, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

U.S. forces in Afghanistan now will be able to boost support for Afghan conventional forces with more firepower and by accompanying and advising them on the ground and in the air, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said June 15 in Brussels. The secretary spoke during a news conference after this week’s NATO defense ministers conference, his…

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VAQ-138 Detachment arrives at Clark Air Base

Posted June 17, 2016 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Hernan Vidana An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 departs Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during Exercise Valiant Shield 14. The biennial U.S.-only exercise focuses on engaging units at sea, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. YOKOSUKA, Japan–The first…

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Around the Air Force: June 17

Posted June 17, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force opens a fourth building and now offers a virtual tour; and a Delta IV rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Around the world in 14 days

Posted June 15, 2016 by SrA. Zachary Cacicia

In 1873, Phileas Fogg, the fictional protagonist in Jules Verne’s “Around the World in Eighty Days” circumnavigated the globe by rail and steamer ship in, of course, 80 days. Unfortunately for Fogg, he did not have access to a C-5M Super Galaxy to accomplish this feat quicker.

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