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Fiscal 2017 defense budget request seeks balance

Posted February 10, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Balance is at the heart of the fiscal 2017 defense budget request, the DoD comptroller said during an interview Feb. 8. Budgeteers had to maintain balance among compensation, readiness, modernization and size of the force, said Mike McCord, the department’s chief financial officer. Balance is needed to ensure the military can fight the wars of…

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KC-135 integral to F-16 training in Greece

Posted February 10, 2016 by SSgt. Christopher Ruano

The first time the Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. That was over 85 years ago, and the Air Force today has made quite a few innovations since then.

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Navy Department releases fiscal 2017 budget proposal

Posted February 10, 2016 by

The Department of the Navy released its proposed $165 billion (Base and Overseas Contingency Operations) budget Feb. 9 for fiscal year 2017. This budget is part of the $583 billion (Base and OCO) defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on the same day. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget Rear Adm….

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AF presents fiscal year 2017 budget

Posted February 10, 2016 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2017 president’s budget request Feb. 9 following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, presented the service’s budget request and said the fiscal 2017 budget request supports the defense strategy, resources combatant commander requirements, continues readiness recovery from…

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Defense secretary visits China Lake

Posted February 8, 2016 by

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., on Feb. 2 for a tour and discussion about the innovative work going on at the command.

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Blue Angels fly over 2016 Super Bowl

Posted February 8, 2016 by PO2 Jenn Lebron

Navy photograph by PO1 Andrea Perez Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Delta pilots fly in formation over the 2016 Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. This year the Super Bowl celebrates its 50th anniversary and the Blue Angels celebrate their 70th anniversary year. U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue…

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Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted February 8, 2016 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits.

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Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

Posted February 5, 2016 by Carlotta Maneice

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Training squadron ‘doubles down’ in effort to grow RPA pilot ranks

Posted February 5, 2016 by Dan Hawkins

The 558th Flying Training Squadron ramped up efforts to double the remotely piloted aircraft pilot ranks with the start of its first 24-person class Jan. 11 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Texas.

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AFRL welcomes two new leaders

Posted February 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph Michael Huggins is the new chief engineer and technical engineering authority for the Aerospace Directorate for Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The directorate chief engineer position was transferred to Edwards AFB and Huggins will divide his time in offices at both locations. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory saw…

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