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325th WPS garners neighborly support to perform SMOKEX

Posted December 11, 2015 by Susan Garcia

Handwritten notes and charts filled the whiteboards on every wall. Printed documents covered every horizontal surface. As the neighbors squeezed into the standing-room-only planning room, those who knew each other exchanged greetings and introduced newcomers.

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NAWCWD hosts MDA, Japanese for live-fire test of SM-3 Block IIA missile

Posted December 9, 2015 by

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., hosted a live-fire test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile, a 21-inch diameter Standard Missile variant cooperatively developed by the United States and Japan for use with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program, on Dec. 8.

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France takes command of NAVENT Taskforce 50

Posted December 7, 2015 by

A French flag officer embarked in the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle took command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's Task Force 50 Dec. 7, leading coalition naval strike operations for Operation Inherent Resolve -- the fight to degrade and ultimately destroy the ISIL terrorist organization.

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Navy commissions USS Jackson

Posted December 7, 2015 by PO2 Kathleen L. Church

The crew of USS Jackson (LCS 6) ushered in a new era in naval warfare, Dec. 5, as the ship was brought to life before a crowd of nearly 10,000.

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Gen. Welsh discusses airpower future at Atlantic Council

Posted December 4, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke on the future of American airpower during a Dec. 1 event at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.

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Arnold test teams prepped F-35 for first external weapons release

Posted December 4, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz Arnold

U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend Initial weapon integration testing for the F-35 was conducted at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex. Pictured here are multiple exposures of a Guided Bomb Unit-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition, separating from the F-35 Lightning II aircraft in the 4-foot transonic wind tunnel during testing at AEDC in 2007….

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New autonomous robot extends communication beyond line-of-sight

Posted December 4, 2015 by Kelly White

Army engineers demonstrated autonomous robots as part of a teaming effort to evolve natural interaction between soldiers and autonomous systems during an exercise here, Nov. 2-3.

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DOD comptroller: Budget deal offers relief, uncertainty

Posted December 2, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Department funding from the recent two-year budget deal was hard to achieve and sets the department up fairly well for the near future, the Defense Department Comptroller said here this week, adding that uncertainty remains in the long term. Mike McCord, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the increase provided…

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Natick investigates self-healing protective clothing

Posted December 2, 2015 by Jane Benson

Army researcher Quoc Truong wants to fill in the gaps in soldier protective clothing -- literally.

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Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

Posted December 2, 2015 by Audra Calloway

While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

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