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U.S., Jordan partner in Eager Lion Exercise

Posted May 16, 2016 by

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Ryan Young Using smoke grenades to cover their avenue of approach toward their targets, U.S. Marines from Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, charge through clouds of smoke during their last live-fire event of Eager Lion 15 around Quweyrah, Jordan, May 19, 2015. Eager Lion 16 will take place…

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Total force effort trains future KC-46 pilots

Posted May 16, 2016 by SrA. David Bernal Del Agua

A group of total force airmen has been selected to participate in the initial operational test and evaluation of the KC-46 Pegasus as the Air Force prepares for the tanker’s arrival at McDonnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Each KC-46 will be equipped to receive fuel in flight and the crews who will fly during the…

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Around the Air Force: May 13

Posted May 16, 2016 by

This look around the Air Force takes us to a memorial for explosive ordnance disposal technicians at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; discusses the B-21 naming contest; and commemorates four decades of the U-2 in South Korea.

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Raptors complete successful European deployment

Posted May 13, 2016 by SSgt. Stephanie Longoria

Twelve F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron and about 220 Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., completed on May 8 a month-long deployment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath.

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U.S., U.K., Georgian soldiers cultivate capabilities in Exercise Noble Partner

Posted May 13, 2016 by Sgt. Daniel Cole

Exercise Noble Partner 16 kicked off, May 11, beginning the 14-day training featuring Soldiers assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Georgian soldiers assigned to 4th Armor Brigade and Soldiers from the United Kingdom 3d Rifles.

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U.S. Navy delivers first Seahawks to Danish Defense

Posted May 13, 2016 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters bound for Denmark prepare to board C-17 aircraft at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s William P. Gwinn Airfield in Jupiter, Fla. Three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters departed Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s William P. Gwinn Airfield in Florida May 10, aboard two C-17 aircraft to join their new home with Air Squadron 723,…

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GPS registers most accurate signal yet

Posted May 13, 2016 by TSgt. Julius Delos Reyes

On April 25, the Air Force’s GPS registered its most accurate signal yet, according to the Aerospace Corporation, which has been monitoring the data since 2002. Using the numbers from a network of NASA-owned, Jet Propulsion Laboratory-operated GPS tracking stations, Aerospace analysts calculated the signal-in-space accuracy of GPS to 38 centimeters (14.9 inches). “The GPS…

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DARPA’s Plan X gives military operators place to wage cyber warfare

Posted May 13, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DARPA photograph The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Plan X program is working to help military cyber operators visualize the cyber battlespace and perform missions there based on an established cyber framework and a common operating picture. Plan X is a foundational cyberwarfare program whose engineers are developing platforms the Defense Department will use to…

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Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr
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Eglin activates F-35 Partner Support Complex

Posted May 13, 2016 by 1st Lt Amanda Farr

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr Robert Kraus, the new F-35 Partner Support Complex director, unfurls the unit’s guidon during an activation ceremony May 11, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The complex will provide mission data, intelligence support, lab facilities and training to the eight partner countries purchasing F-35 Lightning II…

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DOD photograph by PO1 Tim D. Godbee
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U.S. missile defense site opens in Romania, Russia sees threat

Posted May 13, 2016 by Alison Mutler

A U.S missile defense site in Romania aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats became operational May 12, angering Russia, which opposes having the advanced military system in its former area of influence.

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