Defense

Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout IOC test, evaluation complete

Posted July 9, 2018 by Lt. j.g. Caroline Zotti

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, June 29.

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CERDEC unveils more than a dozen new technologies for mission command

Posted August 1, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

The Army unveiled 15 Soldier-vetted technologies here, July 18, all meant to improve command post infrastructure and capability. Those new technologies are now slated for transition to programs of record, representing a culmination of three years of effort by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center to improve command post capability. A primary…

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Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

Posted August 22, 2018 by by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh A C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., sits in a paint barn hangar for paint touch-ups Aug. 6, 2018, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. California laws prevent Travis Airmen from spray-painting their C-17s, so they brought it to McChord where it is allowed. Renewing…

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AFRL team looks to solve fatigue issues for C-5 crew members

Posted September 19, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by JD Bales A lightweight and foldable seat is one of two initial prototype designs created by Air Force Research Laboratory researchers in an effort to implement a safer and less fatiguing way for Air Force crew members to perform flight duties. An aircraft seat may seem inconsequential, but when a simple…

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Future Vertical Lift projects to build on recent progress

Posted October 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Future Vertical Lift projects are primed to expand on recent progress this fiscal year as the Army searches to replace its aging fleets of helicopters. In less than six months, the new cross-functional team for FVL has already published two requests for proposals on a future attack reconnaissance aircraft and future tactical unmanned aerial systems.

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Thunderbirds release 2019/2020 show season schedule

Posted December 7, 2018 by

The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about. The sharply choreographed, drill-style ground…

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New email survey aims to gauge Army housing quality

Posted January 16, 2019 by

Army photograph Residents of Family housing owned and leased by the Army in the United States and overseas, such as this Family housing at U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea, received a survey via email on Jan. 15 asking them to rate the quality of housing and housing services. The survey runs through Feb….

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35th FS Pantons launch into Cobra Gold 19, historic redeployment to Thai base

Posted February 15, 2019 by

Air Force photograph U.S. Air Force 35th Fighter Squadron pilots enjoys first moment with Royal Thai Air Force personnel after arrival for Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, Feb. 6, 2019. Cobra Gold is the largest Theater Security Cooperation exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is an integral part…

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Army snipers field test a more accurate, ergonomic rifle

Posted March 4, 2019 by Maj. Michael P. Brabner

Eight Ivy Division snipers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team field tested an upgrade to the Army's sniper rifle in the shadows of the fabled Rocky Mountains.

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Air Force announces Ellsworth AFB as first B-21 base

Posted March 29, 2019 by

The Air Force announced Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., has been selected as the preferred location for the first operational B-21 Raider bomber and the formal training unit, March 27. Whiteman AFB, Mo., and Dyess AFB, Texas, will receive B-21s as they become available.

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