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AF to restructure nuclear, missile operations (13N) career field

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., in concert with Headquarters Air Force Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorate, has directed a review of the 13N career field. The goal is to create a self-sustaining career field that places a premium on experience and expertise at the wing…

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JSTARS Recapitalization moving forward with radar risk reduction

Posted April 8, 2016 by Patty Welsh

The Air Force's JSTARS Recap program took another step forward March 24, 2016, with the awarding of two contract actions for radar risk reduction efforts.

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Operators shift to cyber electromagnetic activities

Posted April 6, 2016 by David Vergun

A seismic shift has occurred recently in cyber for Soldiers and operators at the corps level and below, said Brig. Gen. Patricia A. Frost. It's known as cyber electromagnetic activities, or CEMA.

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F-16s surge during two-day drill at Misawa

Posted April 6, 2016 by A1C Jordyn Fetter

Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing conducted a two-day surge exercise April 4-5 with F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

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Defense

Carter proposes updates to Goldwater-Nichols Act

Posted April 6, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

To best confront challenges in an increasingly complex world, the law that defines much of the Defense Department's institutional organization needs to be updated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said April 5.

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World’s largest maritime exercise underway in Middle East

Posted April 4, 2016 by

The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East.

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Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs.

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MQ-1B Predator accident report released

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Inadvertent entry into clouds coinciding with momentary loss of satellite link caused the crash of an MQ-1B Predator Sept. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released March 31.

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AAG traps Super Hornet, marks program milestone

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Navy photograph The Navy’s Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) program reaches a milestone with the first recovery of a manned aircraft, an F/A-18E Super Hornet, March 31 at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in N.J. The aircraft performed additional roll-ins, at speeds up to 105 knots, enabling the AAG test team…

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Army opening infantry, armor to women

Posted April 4, 2016 by David Vergun

Army photograph by SSgt. Russell Klika Soldiers participate in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s Cultural Support Assessment and Selection program. It is is an important addition to the Army’s special-operations community that allow specially selected and trained volunteers to serve alongside special-operations forces in a unique operating environment. Graduates of the training course are…

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