Defense

U.S. airmen make history with highway landing

Posted June 24, 2016 by SrA. Nicole Keim

TALLINN, Estonia–An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, takes off from a highway June 21, 2016, in Tallinn, Estonia. U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus…

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Army training looks at human dimension

Posted June 24, 2016 by Desiree Dillehay

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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NATO partners close out Saber Strike 16

Posted June 24, 2016 by SrA. Nicole Keim

Air Force photograph by SrA. Nicole Keim A U.S. Army soldier holds the U.S. flag during a closing ceremony at Tapa Training Base, Estonia, June 21, 2016. U.S. forces in Europe participated in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010….

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Face of Defense: First Marine completes aviator immersion program

Posted June 24, 2016 by Marine Corps Cpl. Kimberlyn Adams

Courtesy photograph Marine Corps Capt. Jason Grimes, a UH-1Z Cobra pilot with Marine Light Attack Squadron 369 and a Hibbing, Minnesota, native, who is the first pilot to complete the Aviator Immersion Program, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 9, 2016. Grimes completed the training with 2nd Battalion, 4th…

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Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Boeing photograph by John D. Parker The KC-46A Pegasus deploys the centerline boom for the first time Oct. 9, 2015. The boom is the fastest way to refuel aircraft at 1,200 gallons per minute. Air Force officials announced fives bases as candidates for the next round of active duty-led KC-46A Pegasus basing on June 23….

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Sikorsky accepts prototype Turkish utility helicopter

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Sikorsky photograph Just two weeks after the Turkish Government announced the start of the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program to build a fleet of multi-role T70 utility helicopters based on the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company has accepted the program’s prototype aircraft produced by its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec. Sikorsky and Aselsan…

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B-52s conclude deployment at RAF Fairford

Posted June 24, 2016 by SrA. Sahara L. Fales

After flying numerous sorties, multiple airshows and missions with NATO allies, two B-52H Stratofortresses headed home to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 23, 2016.

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U.S., Estonia sign defense research agreement

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei signed an agreement June 22, 2016, reinforcing cooperation in research, development, testing and evaluation activities between the Defense Department and the Estonian Defense Ministry. “The agreement facilitates collaborative efforts to enhance defense capabilities across a…

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DOD releases policy for civilian employee Phased Retirement Program

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Defense Department officials June 22 released a departmentwide policy for the Phased Retirement Program, a new human resources tool that allows retirement-eligible full-time civilian employees to request to work part-time while receiving a portion of their retirement annuity. As more employees become eligible for retirement, the program will assist DOD components and agencies with the…

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National Guard chief nominee says new world requires agile forces

Posted June 22, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Today’s National Guard is in the best shape it’s been in for its almost 380 years of history, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the National Guard Bureau told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 21.

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