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NORAD: 60 years of keeping North America safe, vice chairman says

Posted May 14, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The legacy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command began 60 years ago when the threat of nuclear attack was real. The threat of attack from Soviet bombers and missiles was what citizens experienced every day.

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Busted: Top 10 RPA myths debunked

Posted October 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Drones. The once harmless term has taken on new meaning in recent years largely due to miseducation, Hollywood dramatizations, and their growing uses in non-military settings.

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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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