Defense

Around the Air Force: June 3

Posted June 3, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force releases its 2030 Air Superiority Plan; an update on the KC-46A Pegasus; and CMSAF James A. Cody talks about the new enlisted performance reports.

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AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

Posted June 1, 2016 by

The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond.

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Defense

Together Again – 104th FW reunites in Bulgaria

Posted June 1, 2016 by Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen

After two months of being split across four countries, approximately 250 U.S. Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard Airmen from the 131st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron reunited at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, May 27.

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DOD ramps up training on blended retirement system

Posted June 1, 2016 by Karen Parrish

The Defense Department’s new retirement system will affect some 2.2 million people who all need to get smart on what it will mean. Two subject-matter experts from the department’s personnel and readiness branch described the issues involved to DOD News: Army Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Department’s Manpower and…

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CARAT 2016 series kicks off in Malaysia

Posted June 1, 2016 by

The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations began June 1 with a commemoration ceremony for the Malaysia phase in Sandakan.

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F-15’s at Arctic Fighter Meet 16 reinforce defense capability

Posted June 1, 2016 by SrA. Erin Babis

Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin Babis A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle and a Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon taxi to the runway for training exercise Arctic Fighter Meet 2016, Bodø Main Air Station, Norway, May 25, 2016. This training exercise allowed forward-based U.S. Airmen and aircraft from RAF Lakenheath to train…

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Twenty-seven nations to take part in world’s largest maritime exercise

Posted June 1, 2016 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Corey T. Jones Service members from partner nations steer amphibious assault vehicles towards shore during a simulated beach assault during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1, in…

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DOD aims to save $1.9 billion through HQ restructuring

Posted May 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Defense Department is restructuring its headquarters staffs as it looks to save $1.9 billion in a 25 percent reduction of costs.

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U.S. A-10s, tankers fly Syria missions 24/7 from Incirlik

Posted May 27, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD photograph by Cheryl Pellerin In a hangar off the flightline at Incirlik Air Base in southeastern Turkey, Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, greets representatives from a Marine Corps EA-6 Prowler Squadron, a KC-135 tanker crew, and several aircraft maintainers, May 23, 2016. Votel was accompanied by 447th Air Expeditionary…

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Kendall: F-35 program shows continuing progress in all aspects

Posted May 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Air Force photograph by A1C Joshua D. King An F-35A Lightning II takes off from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 14, 2014. The F-35 Lightning II program is on track and demonstrating “continuing progress in all aspects,” Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said May 24. Kendall spoke during a…

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