Defense

Goldfein: Optimistic about future of airpower

Posted March 14, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Equal parts challenge and opportunity -- that’s how Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein described as the current state of the Air Force March 10 during a Defense Programs Conference in Washington, D.C.

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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…

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U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K helicopter completes first external load test

Posted April 20, 2016 by

Sikorsky photograph A CH-53K King Stallion conducts its first hover with a 12,0000-pound load Apr. 19, 2016, at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. A CH-53K King Stallion, the U.S. Marine Corps’ newest helicopter, completed its first external load flight test Apr. 19 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center…

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Large force exercise tests software, range

Posted May 4, 2016 by

For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with a Large Force Exercise intended to test and validate new software configuration sets for the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft series April 18-29.

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U.S. Navy poised to take delivery of its largest warship

Posted May 16, 2016 by David Sharp

BATH, Maine–The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer. Sailors’ uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer’s skipper. The Zumbalt is…

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DOD ramps up training on blended retirement system

Posted June 1, 2016 by Karen Parrish

The Defense Department’s new retirement system will affect some 2.2 million people who all need to get smart on what it will mean. Two subject-matter experts from the department’s personnel and readiness branch described the issues involved to DOD News: Army Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Department’s Manpower and…

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Victory Tower lays the foundation for Basic Combat Training

Posted June 13, 2016 by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton

Since 1973, new recruits in what is now called Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, S.C., have been challenging and conquering the 40-foot monster known as Victory Tower in their first week of training.

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Army training looks at human dimension

Posted June 24, 2016 by Desiree Dillehay

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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Pegasus refuels Globemaster

Posted July 14, 2016 by

The KC-46A Pegasus connected in flight with an F-16 Fighting Falcon on July 8 and a C-17 Globemaster III on July 12, 2016.

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Navy conducts first LCS Harpoon missile test at RIMPAC

Posted July 25, 2016 by

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully executed the first live-fire over-the-horizon missile test using a Harpoon Block IC missile, July 19, during the Navy's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.

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