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Army experiments on providing ‘unlimited magazine’ to 2025 Soldiers

Posted April 25, 2016 by Monica K. Guthrie

A swarm of experts from across the nation assembled for a two-week experiment at Fort Sill, Okla., trying out systems with the potential to provide service members with unlimited weapons capabilities.

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Air Force, Navy team up for joint RPA maritime integration training

Posted May 11, 2016 by SrA. Christian Clausen

The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy participated in the annual Fleet Synthetic Training — Joint (FST-J) 16-72, a joint maritime training exercise April 25-29, 2016, at Point Loma Naval Station, San Diego, and Yokosuka, Japan. The exercise provided an opportunity for the two services to integrate MQ-1 Predator capabilities with maritime operations for familiarization…

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AcqDemo team outlines planned activities related to transition

Posted May 20, 2016 by Ted Singer

In late May to mid-June, Air Force Materiel Command employees who will transition into the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) will receive information detailing their individual conversion into the new pay system.

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Around the Air Force: June 8

Posted June 8, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force, President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony; battlefield airmen get their own training group; and an update on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft destined for Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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Comptroller says DOD will continue audit accountability plan

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Defense Department Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord, right, testify on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. The Defense Department is getting closer to full audit accountability…

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MQ-8B Fire Scout deploys with new radar capability

Posted July 1, 2016 by

The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar.

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Red Flag 16-3 night operations

Posted July 20, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jake Carter Capt. Matt Bender from the 20th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., conducts pre-flight checks on his F-16 before a night sortie during Red Flag 16-3 July 13, 2016. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its…

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Cyber, space, Middle East join nuclear triad topics at deterrence meeting

Posted July 29, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The nuclear triad still is seen as a critical deterrent against aggression by U.S. adversaries, but all speakers during a U.S. Strategic Command meeting panel July 27 also discussed the need for deterrence in the cyber and space domains, and the Middle East.

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F-15’s deploy to Estonia in support of TSP

Posted August 15, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin Trower AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia–Sixteen United States Air Force F-15C Eagles — a total of 12 from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, U.K., and four from the 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron currently deployed to Campia Turzi, Romania, in support of Theater Security Package — along with approximately 300…

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U.S., Canada sign deal for first RQ-21A Blackjack international sale

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The U.S. Department of Navy recently signed an agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defense for the first RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air System (UAS) international sale.

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