Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay
Defense

Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs.

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Brian Ferguson
Defense

MQ-1B Predator accident report released

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Inadvertent entry into clouds coinciding with momentary loss of satellite link caused the crash of an MQ-1B Predator Sept. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released March 31.

Full Story »

navair
Defense

AAG traps Super Hornet, marks program milestone

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Navy photograph The Navy’s Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) program reaches a milestone with the first recovery of a manned aircraft, an F/A-18E Super Hornet, March 31 at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in N.J. The aircraft performed additional roll-ins, at speeds up to 105 knots, enabling the AAG test team…

Full Story »

Army photograph by SSgt. Russell Klika
Defense

Army opening infantry, armor to women

Posted April 4, 2016 by David Vergun

Army photograph by SSgt. Russell Klika Soldiers participate in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s Cultural Support Assessment and Selection program. It is is an important addition to the Army’s special-operations community that allow specially selected and trained volunteers to serve alongside special-operations forces in a unique operating environment. Graduates of the training course are…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph
Defense

C-17 Drag Reduction testing aims at saving fuel

Posted April 1, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

From testing synthetic biofuels to "vortex surfing," Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is on the forefront of finding new ways to cut fuel costs for the Air Force.

Full Story »

Army photograph by David Vergun
Defense

Mini UAS: Big capabilities can come in small packages

Posted April 1, 2016 by David Vergun

The basic small-unit fighting capability of the Army is the squad.

Full Story »

Navy photograph
Defense

Navy deploys new APKWS design for fixed-wing aircraft

Posted March 30, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy delivered the first fixed-wing aircraft variant of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System in March 2016 to Marine Attack Squadron 233 operating the AV-8B Harrier in theater.   

Full Story »

Air Force photograph
Defense

AEDC arc heater undergoing significant upgrades in support of advanced hypersonic systems

Posted March 30, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

In light of current and future Department of Defense testing needs for long-range strike and hypersonic vehicle materials development, a facility upgrade for the H2 arc heater at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex has been funded.

Full Story »

Defense

Dunford: More U.S. troops may be needed in Iraq to support counter-ISIL forces

Posted March 28, 2016 by Jim Garamone

To accelerate operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it may be necessary to send more U.S. service members to Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Washington, D.C., March 25. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford told the Pentagon press corps that in the coming weeks DoD will…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr.
Defense

Army fires Stinger missile from new launch platform

Posted March 28, 2016 by

The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 23. 

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.