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Defense

U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due June 16

Posted May 10, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Air Force photograph The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board is accepting applications from interested total force officers and civilians. Rated officers and acquisition engineers are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by June 16, 2017. Application packages for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by June…

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Defense

Multi-domain battle requires non-stovepipe solutions, say leaders

Posted May 26, 2017 by David Vergun

During a recent military exercise with Australian soldiers, it took them two hours to establish connectivity with U.S. systems, said Gen. Robert B. Brown.

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Defense

Mattis says DOD needs years to correct effects of sequestration

Posted June 14, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Even if Congress acts now to rid the Defense Department of looming sequestration spending cuts, it will take years of stable and higher budgets for DOD to dig out of the readiness hole, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 13. The secretary discussed the President’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget…

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Defense

Australia steps up to jam

Posted July 5, 2017 by

Raytheon photo illustration Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) on EA-18G Growler. The Royal Australian Air Force’s intent to collaborate on the development of the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (Increment 1) (NGJ-MB) program is on track to become a reality with the assistance of the Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office and the Navy…

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Defense

Army aims to field new weapon sight that wirelessly pairs with night vision goggles

Posted August 3, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

In the next 18 months or so, the Army expects to field two new systems to dismounted Soldiers that will allow for more rapid acquisition of targets, even those hidden by darkness, smoke or fog.

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Defense

Army accelerates fielding of mission-command vehicle upgrades

Posted September 1, 2017 by Dan Lafontaine

Army photograph A Soldier uses the capabilities of the Joint Battle Command-Platform inside a combat vehicle. Recognizing high demand for the systems and significant impact on operations, Army Forces Command requested an accelerated pace to reach all Active, Reserve and National Guard units with completion no later than 2024, two years ahead of the initial…

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Defense

Task Force Wraith Soldiers conduct joint training with four-legged troops

Posted September 25, 2017 by Maj. Jeremy Duffy

Army photograph U.S. Marine military working dog, JoJo, takes a break during joint training held with Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Wraith on September 1 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Wraith conducted joint tactical training with the U.S. Marines from Area Support Group…

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Defense

Soldiers conduct test for new Army media Kits

Posted October 20, 2017 by Sgt. Justin Smith

Army photograph by Sgt. Micah Merrill A Soldier tests his camera as part of the Tactical Digital Media training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., on Oct. 11, 2017. In a sprawling government complex of glass and steel, 20 enlisted Soldiers from multiple public affairs units across the Army gather to test new media kits bursting…

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Defense

Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Posted November 13, 2017 by David Vergun

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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Defense

Pentagon announces troop levels in Iraq, Syria

Posted December 8, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The United States has about 5,200 troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, and those numbers are trending down, Pentagon officials said in Washington, D.C., Dec. 6. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning announced the numbers in compliance with Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ direction to give the American people a better idea of the…

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