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SMC creates remote sensing data lab

Posted May 4, 2016 by

The Space and Missile Systems Center Remote Sensing Directorate is opening a new data utilization laboratory in Boulder, Colo. The lab will provide an innovation environment to develop and demonstrate applications that can maximize utilization of remote sensing data to support joint warfighter operations in the field.  The lab will offer academia, industry and other…

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Defense

Total force Airmen complete Icelandic Air Surveillance mission

Posted May 4, 2016 by MSgt. Kevin Nichols

It seems like April flew by... much like the U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft did throughout the skies of Iceland.

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Air University wargamers battle to keep America’s lights on

Posted May 4, 2016 by SrA. Tammie Ramsouer

Air Force graphic by William Blankenship Cyber experts from across the military, government agencies and private industry joined forces at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., April 27, 2016, to mitigate future cyberattacks within the U.S. The Air Force Cyber College’s two-day wargame brought the CIA, FBI, Goldman Sachs and others into participation. Security experts analyzed…

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May issue of Airman magazine now available

Posted May 4, 2016 by

The May issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a Web browser. In the cover story, titled “‘We Chose This,’” you’ll go behind the scenes of the challenging training course required to become a Phoenix Raven at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. In…

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Defense

Resetting the theater to equip rotational forces in Europe

Posted May 2, 2016 by Maj. Craig A. Daniel and Robin T. Dothager

When U.S. Army Europe's size peaked after the Cold War, it contained two corps headquarters, more than six divisions, two armored cavalry regiments, various enabling units, more than 277,000 Soldiers, and four divisions' worth of equipment in pre-positioned unit sets.

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Air Force awards GPS III launch services contract

Posted April 29, 2016 by

The Air Force announced April 27 the award of the first competitively sourced National Security Space launch services contract in more than a decade.

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Defense

AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

Posted April 29, 2016 by Sgt. Daniel Kyle Johnson

The Soldiers of 2-6th Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country.

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Defense

Demonstration showcases AIM-9X joint-service venture

Posted April 29, 2016 by

Integration of the joint Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile with the Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher hit the mark as the teams completed a successful live-fire engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 28-April 1.

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Defense

F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted April 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan An F-35A Lightning II taxis from the runway onto the flight line after successfully completing a sortie, Dec. 14, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The first F-35s will arrive in Norway in 2017. The F-35 is being adopted internationally by eight partner nations, including Norway, Italy…

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted April 27, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

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