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Global Strike Airmen support largest NATO exercise in 20 years

Posted November 9, 2015 by Charles Ramey

Two B-52 Stratofortress aircrews assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command conducted a long-range bomber mission to the U.S. European Command area of operations Nov. 3-4 as part of Trident Juncture 2015 -- the largest NATO exercise in the past 20 years.

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Natick investigates self-healing protective clothing

Posted December 2, 2015 by Jane Benson

Army researcher Quoc Truong wants to fill in the gaps in soldier protective clothing -- literally.

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San Diego homeport for two new LCS class ships

Posted December 28, 2015 by

The Navy announced Dec. 23 the future littoral combat ships USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Montgomery (LCS 8) are scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego following their commissioning in summer 2016. Detroit is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship being built at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Montgomery is an Independence-class…

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Soldiers, Marines exercise joint capabilities aboard Army vessel

Posted January 20, 2016 by Sgt. Jon Heinrich

Exercising their joint capabilities, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, or TSC, mariners partnered with 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy soldiers and Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 463 pilots during inset and extract training off the shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 11-12.

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F-35 Lightning II worldwide fleet exceeds 50,000 flying hours

Posted February 12, 2016 by

F-35 Lightning II aircraft operating at 12 different locations worldwide surpassed the 50,000 flight hour mark this month. The first flight hour was achieved by an F-35B aircraft, BF-01, June 1, 2008. The 25,000 flight hour milestone occurred in December 2014, six years and six months later.

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State of AF: Modernizing for next offset strategy

Posted February 29, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Budget plans are poised to keep the Air Force atop of its game, with a new bomber and advanced technology to help Airmen execute a future offset strategy, the head of the service announced at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26. “We’ve got to be forward thinking enough to balance winning today’s…

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Navy, Air Force depots team up to ensure F-15s are ready when needed

Posted March 21, 2016 by

A broken grinding machine and a phone call is leading to an emerging partnership between the Navy's Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Air Force's Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex to get the Air Force's venerable F-15s back in the air faster.

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U.S. Army successfully fires miniature hit-to-kill missile from new interceptor launch platform

Posted April 8, 2016 by Boyd Collins

The U.S. Army successfully fired a Miniature Hit-to-Kill missile from its newest launch platform , April 4, 2016.

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Hill depot facility becomes first to work on all F-35 variants

Posted April 22, 2016 by Alex R. Lloyd

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, became the first depot facility to perform modifications on all three F-35 Lightning II variants after it inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version April 15.

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Congested airspace likely challenge in future fight

Posted May 9, 2016 by David Vergun

By 2025, airspace over future battlefields will be extremely congested, as well as dangerous. That's one of several significant outcomes that came out of experiments conducted recently, said Col. Wayne Grieme.

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