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Defense

State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Posted September 19, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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Navy conducts restrained missile firing test for LCS surface-to-surface missile module

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships successfully completed a restrained firing test of the Longbow Hellfire missile for the LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module, the Navy announced Oct. 6. The Longbow Hellfire missile has been undergoing developmental testing for incorporation into the SSMM, part of the LCS surface warfare mission package. A major milestone demonstrating…

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$35,000 bonuses available for RPA pilots to stay beyond initial commitment

Posted October 24, 2016 by Kat Bailey JB

The Air Force has authorized $35,000 critical skills retention bonus programs for qualified remotely piloted aircraft pilots. The bonuses are part of the Air Force’s RPA “Get Well” plan announced by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Aug. 10 to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge…

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Carter: Ties to tech, innovation communities critical to DOD

Posted November 16, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

The ties between the Defense Department and commercial technology and innovation keep the U.S. military agile as it meets today’s challenges and remains ready for the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Nov. 14.

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Defense

Mobility Airmen ensure tradition of Operation Christmas Drop continues

Posted December 14, 2016 by Master Sgt. Theanne Herrmann

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Theanne Herrmann Leaders move a box of donated goods into the back of a C-130 Hercules during the 65th Operation Christmas Drop push ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2016. Left to right: Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar, commander, Joint Region Marianas, Brig. Gen. Douglas Cox, 367th…

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New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard

Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future.

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NAWCWD’s ongoing Spike efforts pay off in successful fire

Posted February 3, 2017 by

Navy photograph Footage taken aboard Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake shows the impact of a Spike missile on an Outlaw unmanned aerial vehicle during a Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division demonstration in December 2016. From its first guided shot just over a decade ago to a 2015 folding fin demonstration, the homegrown Spike…

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C-5Ms deliver Army helicopters to Europe for Atlantic Resolve

Posted February 22, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Loicano

A contingent of Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, delivered by two U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command C-5M Galaxies, arrived at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 22, 2017, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

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Army hoping $200 million in bonuses will attract more recruits

Posted March 24, 2017 by David Vergun

Army Recruiting Command's mission is seeing the "largest within-year mission increase ever," said Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC's deputy commander.

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Defense

Rake fabricated at AEDC Model, Machine Shop to be used for flow calibration at NFAC

Posted April 12, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend The rake hardware that will be used this summer in the Phase II Flow Calibration of the 40-by-80 foot test section at the AEDC National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at the Ames Research Facility, Calif., was fabricated at the AEDC Model and Machine Shop. The rake hardware that will be…

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