Defense

Goldfein honors Airmen, discusses priorities in Afghanistan visit

Posted August 26, 2016 by

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein visited Airmen deployed to Afghanistan on Aug. 12. During his visit, Goldfein recognized several Airmen for outstanding performance and held an all call discussing his top priorities and the future of the Air Force.

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Defense

Budget impasse, continuing resolutions pose problems for DOD

Posted January 31, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department still doesn’t have a budget and is still operating under a continuing resolution, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said to the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 2018.

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Defense

OPAT to guide recruits to groups of, rather than specific MOSs

Posted June 8, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

This summer, the Army expects to begin administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test with new recruits.

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Defense

Final flight farewells Phantom

Posted December 27, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Rosine

The F-4 Phantom II entered military service to the Air Force in 1963. In the early years, it served as the primary fighter-bomber of the Air Force until aircraft production ended in 1979.

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Virtual reality dome impact of real-life scenarios on cognitive abilities

Posted February 26, 2016 by Jane Benson

For researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, there just may be no place like dome.

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

Posted January 10, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aug. 16 marks 50th anniversary of first Minuteman III launch

Posted August 17, 2018 by Bill Medema

Fifty years ago, 1968 was a tumultuous year, from North Vietnam’s surprise “Tet Offensive” to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination;, from race riots in major U.S. cities to the first humans orbiting the moon.

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The M119 howitzer platform gets a new muzzle brake design

Posted February 15, 2017 by Lauren Poindexter

Army photograph The M119 105mm howitzer, outfitted with the LBOP muzzle brake, ready for live-fire testing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Engineers from Watervliet Arsenal have designed a 105 mm low blast overpressure muzzle brake, or LBOP. It’s the first large caliber muzzle brake designed specifically for an existing gun system. Muzzle brake…

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Defense

Effects of South Asia strategy already being felt, Mattis tells Senate

Posted October 4, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Army Sgt. James K. McCann Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2017. Mattis testified alongside Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the political and security situation in Afghanistan. The certainty engendered by President Donald…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Airman Astronauts

Posted April 27, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force helped propel America to the moon. Across several decades, Airmen have participated in the training, planning and flying of rockets and shuttles and even the International Space Station. The Air Force has played a vital role in the NASA’s astronaut mission.

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