Navy photograph by PO1 Abraham Essenmacher
Defense

USS Reagan to conduct exercise with Republic of Korea

Posted October 26, 2015 by

Navy photograph by PO1 Abraham Essenmacher Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), man the rails while participating in the Republic of Korea Navy’s Fleet Review. The fleet review celebrated the 70th anniversary of the ROK Navy and served as a symbol of the enduring U.S. and ROK…

Full Story »

Defense

AF partners with Army, industry to successfully develop, test vehicle-to-grid technology

Posted October 23, 2015 by

The Defense Department’s first all-electric, nontactical vehicle fleet successfully completed its final vehicle-to-grid certification testing at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 15. The test was conducted by the California Independent System Operator and Southern California Edison, and highlights a milestone in the Air Force’s plug-in electric vehicle — the V2G project. The project…

Full Story »

Army photograph
Defense

Scarf-like mask can protect at a moment’s notice

Posted October 23, 2015 by

Army researchers have developed a simple, comfortable, wrap-style respiratory protective mask for protection against riot control agents, and the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, also known as ECBC, is making it as a simple as putting on a surgical mask.

Full Story »

eglin-F35b
Defense

Eglin wing completes first flightline weapons load on F-35

Posted October 23, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey The 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen prepare to load a missile-guided bomb onto an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 16 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Load crew members assembled the missile before loading it onto the F-35.   Air Force photograph by SrA. Andrea Posey Airmen from the…

Full Story »

Defense

U.S. Navy beings exercise with Royal Canadian Navy

Posted October 23, 2015 by

U.S. and Canadian naval units began a Task Group Exercise off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 20. Participating units from the Royal Canadian Navy include Canadian Fleet Pacific, Halifax-class frigates HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) and HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), and Victoria-class submarine HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK 879). “The Royal Canadian Navy frequently participates in training…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Benjamin Sutton
Defense

Pacific Thunder tests combat search, rescue capabilities

Posted October 23, 2015 by SSgt. Benjamin Sutton

A bilateral exercise involving combat search and rescue drills ended Oct. 23 after nearly two weeks of constant training between U.S. and South Korean forces.

Full Story »

Army photograph by Sgt. William Howard
Defense

Ground combat system upgrades focus on weight, lethality

Posted October 21, 2015 by Elizabeth M. Collins

Ground combat vehicle modernization efforts are moving forward, on schedule and under budget, the ground combat systems program executive officer told reporters last week.

Full Story »

Navy photograph by PO1 Mike Wright
Defense

USS Ross successfully intercepts ballistic missile target

Posted October 21, 2015 by

USS Ross (DDG 71) successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in the North Atlantic Ocean during the Maritime Theater Missile Defense Forum's At Sea Demonstration Oct. 20, 2015.

Full Story »

Courtesy photograph
Defense

Radar upgrades ensure situation awareness

Posted October 21, 2015 by Patty Welsh

A Battle Management program to improve Air Force long-range radar systems recently reached full operational capability when all long-range sites were certified and deemed effective.

Full Story »

Air Force photograph
Defense

Arnold test facility marks 30 years since Initial Operational Capability

Posted October 21, 2015 by Raquel March

The 30th anniversary of the Aeropropulsion System Test Facility achieving initial operational capability was Sept. 30, 2015, with the conclusion of a Pratt & Whitney F100 engine test in the facility's C-1 test cell.

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.