Defense

Pentagon has known of crime reporting lapses for 20 years

Posted November 10, 2017 by Robert Burns

The Pentagon has known for at least two decades about failures to give military criminal history information to the FBI, including the type of information the Air Force didn’t report about the Texas church gunman who had assaulted his wife and stepson while an airman. The Air Force lapse in the Devin P. Kelley case,…

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Carter previews FY2017 defense budget request

Posted February 3, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Addressing diverse global challenges requires new thinking, new postures in some regions and new and enhanced capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 2 during a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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‘Ghost Rider’ in the sky: B-52 departs Tinker in historic flight

Posted October 3, 2016 by John Parker

A B-52H Stratofortress, this one nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” takes to the skies for a functional test flight Aug. 30, 2016, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The B-52H is shown in natural metal since it has been overhauled and must be checked for full functionality before being painted. Ghost Rider is the first B-52H to…

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New urgent care pilot program for prime beneficiaries

Posted July 29, 2016 by

To increase access to care, the Department of Defense launched an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program is for: • Active-duty service members, including National Guard or Reserve…

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Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

Posted October 7, 2015 by Edward Lopez

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Oct. 5, 2015) — Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration. Although the research project began with the objective to counter rockets, artillery and mortars, the project scope was expanded…

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AF introduces enlisted Global Hawk pilots

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Air Force officials announced a new initiative Dec. 17 to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission by integrating enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots into the force. Air Force officials stated a dynamic threat environment calls for innovative approaches to high-demand missions. After careful consideration and with an eye toward potential future force needs, service…

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F-35 Pax River ITF expands expeditionary envelope for Marine Corps

Posted January 26, 2018 by

The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force team brings the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B one step closer to initial operational test and evaluation as they wrap up testing of the F-35B STOVL envelope with sloped surface vertical landing tests January and February at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C.

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Future USS Rafael Perlata completes Alpha trials

Posted October 21, 2016 by

Navy photograph The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) sets sail for the first time to conduct initial at-sea builder’s trials off the coast of Maine. Future guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed Alpha trials Oct. 18 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. The trials were conducted by…

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First gender-integrated infantry one station unit training graduates

Posted May 23, 2017 by Christopher J. Warner

Over the last 18 months, the U.S. Army at Fort Benning has trained and graduated its first female Ranger course students, its first female Armor officers, and on May 19, 2017, the Army graduated its first gender-integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT).

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Like Soldiers, Army robots will one day follow commander intent

Posted October 25, 2017 by David Vergun

While robots today operate under the direct supervision of dedicated controllers, the Army is hoping to one day take advantage of robots with more autonomy, said Dr. Stuart Young.

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