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Navy announces director of JSF fleet integration

Posted April 13, 2016 by

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 12, that Rear Adm. Roy “Trigger” Kelley will be appointed as the director, Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration. Kelley will direct the Department of the Navy’s Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration Office, establishing unity of command and effort for the integration of the F-35 into the…

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DOD tech transformation holds surprises for U.S. adversaries

Posted April 13, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

In a geopolitical environment where the focus of nations often is on future technologies, the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office starts with systems that are well established and familiar to nearly everyone, especially adversaries.

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AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites

Posted April 13, 2016 by

Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Mo., are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location. The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in the fall and…

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F-22s deploy to Europe to show support for allies

Posted April 13, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Matthew Plew F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron land April 11, 2016, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The aircraft’s arrival marks the second time the U.S. European Command has hosted a deployment of F-22s in its area of responsibility. F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment were deployed to…

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AF releases criteria for basing new RPA units

Posted April 13, 2016 by

The Air Force released basing criteria April 12 that will be used to select candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations. The Air Force is pursuing additional locations to help diversify assignment opportunities for personnel within the MQ-9 enterprise, provide increased opportunities for leadership from within…

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Testing at AEDC assists in further integration of the ASRAAM

Posted April 11, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

In February, missile manufacturer Matra BAE Dynamics Alenia announced that the first Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles were delivered to the U.S. for integration and testing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II.

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B-52 Stratofortress joins coalition team

Posted April 11, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, in support of theater requirements and Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community.

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309th AMARG: America’s “National-level Airpower Reservoir” celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted April 11, 2016 by SrA. Cheyenne A. Powers

http://d2feh2mec89yza.cloudfront.net/media/video/1604/DOD_103190583/DOD_103190583-512×288-442k.mp4 Through every key military scene on the stage of American history following World War II up to present day, American airpower has played a leading role. During its 70 year history, the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., has directly enabled the nation to respond to crisis. Although the…

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Defense

Air Force approves RPA initiatives

Posted April 11, 2016 by

The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field.

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Navy secretary names next destroyer Carl M. Levin

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On April 11, during a ceremony in Detroit, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the next Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 120, will be named Carl M. Levin in honor of the longest serving senator in Michigan history. During his 36 years in the Senate, Levin was a member of the Senate Committee on Armed…

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