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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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Army testing air defense system integration

Posted April 27, 2016 by John Andrew Hamilton

A series of tests here is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army.

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Armed Services chief lays out risky strategy for budget hike

Posted April 27, 2016 by Richard Lardner

Seeking to halt an erosion of the U.S. military’s combat readiness, a senior House Republican unveiled legislation April 25 that would boost the defense budget by billions of dollars to pay for additional ships, jet fighters, helicopters and more. But there’s a catch to the plan outlined by Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, the chairman…

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A Washington ritual: Pentagon, Congress at odds over bases

Posted April 27, 2016 by Robert Burns

The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. The case goes like this: The Army and Air Force have vastly more space for training and basing troops than they need, and trimming the surplus would save money better used to strengthen the military….

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Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

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Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

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Air Force ROTC returns to Harvard

Posted April 27, 2016 by TSgt. Patrick Brown

Harvard photograph by Rose Lincoln Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James tours Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., before signing an agreement officially brining the Air Force ROTC program back to the school April 22, 2016. It marked the first time the school has officially recognized the Air Force program since school officials stripped the program…

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DOD must change to confront changing face of war, Dunford says

Posted April 25, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Today’s presence of cyber, space and ballistic-intercontinental missile capabilities have changed the character of war, and the U.S. military must adapt to confront these challenges, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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F-22 Raptors arrive in Romania

Posted April 25, 2016 by T Sgt. Ryan Crane

Two F-22 Raptors and one KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base on April 22.

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Army experiments on providing ‘unlimited magazine’ to 2025 Soldiers

Posted April 25, 2016 by Monica K. Guthrie

A swarm of experts from across the nation assembled for a two-week experiment at Fort Sill, Okla., trying out systems with the potential to provide service members with unlimited weapons capabilities.

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