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Defense

Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

Posted March 28, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

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Putting the Pegasus through its paces

Posted March 28, 2016 by Bo Joyner

As the Air Force gets ready for the arrival of its newest aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft, a diverse group of airmen is working hard to make sure the KC-46A Pegasus is ready to meet the service’s needs. Lt. Col. John Mikal is one of them.

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Reaper continues legacy of RPA firsts at WSEP

Posted March 28, 2016 by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr

The MQ-9 Reaper demonstrated a wide range of weapons capability firsts during the air-to-ground Weapon System Evaluation Program here from March 14 - 17.

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Defense

Carl Vinson unveils new carrier air traffic control simulator

Posted March 25, 2016 by PO3 Matthew Carlyle

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) unveiled a new air traffic control simulator, the first of its kind installed in a Navy aircraft carrier, in the ship's carrier air traffic control center, March 22.

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Evolution of GPS: From Desert Storm to today’s users

Posted March 25, 2016 by

‘In a desert, it's easy to get lost. There are no roads, no signposts, nor vegetation to give locational clues.

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90 female missileers, B-52 aircrews make history

Posted March 23, 2016 by

Ninety female missileers made Air Force history March 22 as the first all-female missile alert crews to serve on alert at three intercontinental ballistic missile wings simultaneously.

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‘Big 8’ initiative, Army Operating Concept will build the future Army

Posted March 23, 2016 by Supunnee Ulibarri

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed TRADOC’s perspectives on “Big 8” initiatives and how the Army Operating Concept will build the future Army during the 2016 Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium at the Van Braun Center, March 17. “As the Army looks to…

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F-35 program making progress, executing ‘fairly well’

Posted March 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The chief of the F-35 program detailed “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of the Joint Strike Fighter during testimony before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces March 22. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan said that overall the once-troubled fighter is “executing fairly well across the…

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AF Research Lab seeks to turn waste into energy

Posted March 23, 2016 by Holly Jordan

It may seem like a scene from “Back to the Future,” but the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to turn fiction into reality with a nearly $7 million waste-to-energy project.

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95-year-old lost U.S. Navy ship mystery solved

Posted March 23, 2016 by PO2 David Ziegler

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy announced the discovery of World War I-era fleet tugboat USS Conestoga (AT 54), 95 years after her disappearance with 56 officers and Sailors, at the Navy Memorial, March 23. NOAA located Conestoga, the last U.S. Navy ship to be lost without a trace, in the…

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