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Army secretary directs new team to speed up Next-Gen Combat Vehicle program

Posted January 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Two of the Army's top leaders reviewed last week a new process to accelerate the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle program amid a massive shift to modernize the entire Army.

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Innovation, National Defense Strategy, the future: CSAF at the Air Warfare Symposium

Posted February 28, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook

In today’s complex global security environment, victory goes not to the innovator, but to the rapid integrator of new ideas, said Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018.

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3rd Cav. Regt. troopers finish the fight at NTC

Posted March 28, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill

Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment completed a successful 14-day decisive-action rotation Feb. 23, at the National Training Center, here. Col. Jonathan Byrom, the 3rd Cav. Regt. commander, said that while the training was brutal and unforgiving, it was also invaluable.

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

Posted April 23, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

Posted April 27, 2018 by

Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance. Airmen will no longer be required to…

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Defense

Marine snipers get more lethal with MK13 sniper rifle

Posted May 9, 2018 by Kaitlin Kelly

The U.S. Marine Corps is adopting a new precision sniper rifle to increase the lethality and combat effectiveness of scout snipers on the battlefield.

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Defense

F-22 Raptors return to Kadena Air Base

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to 525th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson taxis at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 29, 2018 (HST). The F-22s are part of the Indo-Pacific Command’s theater security package (TSP) deployment to the Indo-Pacific region signify a continued commitment to…

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16T wind tunnel systems receive significant upgrade

Posted July 13, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph Crews remove an old Data Acquisition and Control enclosure from Cart 2 of Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T. An effort was launched this fiscal year to bring upgrades to 16T, including the installation of new Data Acquisition and Test Article Control systems and new enclosures for multiple 16T testing carts. Demand for the…

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AF announces KC-46A preferred, reasonable alternatives

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., has been chosen as the preferred alternative for the first Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base, Air Force officials announced Oct. 29. The KC-46As are expected to begin arriving in 2019. Tinker AFB, Okla.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind., were named as the reasonable alternatives….

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Carter details force of future initiatives

Posted November 23, 2015 by Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his Force of the Future program is necessary to ensure the Defense Department continues to attract the best people America has to offer. The secretary told students at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs Nov. 18 that one of his core commitments “is to help more of our…

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