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Area Denial

Posted June 8, 2016 by Edward Chin, Christopher E. Kramer and Ken R. Schulters

The Army has significantly increased its emphasis on training for combined arms maneuver and wide area security operations in contemporary and future operational environments.

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Test Pilot School Ph.D. program accepting applications

Posted June 8, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is accepting graduate applications through July 31 for the Air Force Institute of Technology in-residence engineering Ph.D. program. The primary purpose of the program is to ensure the TPS curriculum and research programs reflect the state of the art in aeronautical science…

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New AER website built around online assistance

Posted June 8, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

A new Army Emergency Relief website is now up and running with an online assistance tool that is easy to navigate on mobile devices. “It now works well from a smart phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, whatever device,” said retired Col. Guy Shields of AER. AER conducted a “soft launch” of the website last month to…

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Carter ‘remains optimistic’ about defense spending bill, spokesman says

Posted June 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks about pending budget legislation during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Md., May 17, 2016. At a June 16, 2016, news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget the Defense Department…

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Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts first Royal Canadian Air Force plane

Posted June 8, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J tactical airlift aircraft sits in the Benefield Anechoic Facility undergoing electronic warfare testing. Canada purchased 17 CC-130Js with the last one delivered in 2012. The RCAF CC-130J fleet is currently going through a Block 7 upgrade to the aircraft avionics For the first…

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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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Wheels up: Hill shop improves F-35 tire change process

Posted June 8, 2016 by Todd Cromar

Air Force photograph by Todd Cromar TSgt. James Speicher, right, an air reserve technician with the 419th Maintenance Squadron, rolls an F-35 Lightning II wheel into a tire changing machine May 20, 2016, while Senior Airman Joseph Sprowls, of the 388th Maintenance Squadron, looks on in the wheel and tire shop at Hill Air Force…

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US military showcases aircraft at Berlin air show

Posted June 8, 2016 by SSgt. Emerson Nuñez

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Emerson Nuñez A C-17 Globemaster III, dubbed “The Spirit of Berlin,” assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., is parked as a static display at the Berlin air and trade show in Germany on June 3, 2016. The Spirit of Berlin was dedicated by former U.S….

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Around the Air Force: June 8

Posted June 8, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony; battlefield airmen get their own training group; and an update on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft destined for Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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NRL seawater carbon capture process receives U.S. patent

Posted June 8, 2016 by Daniel Parry

The Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module (E-CEM), developed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, provides the Navy the capability to produce raw materials necessary to develop synthetic fuel stock at sea or in remote locations.

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