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U.S. Army conducts first RIMPAC joint live-fire sinking exercise as multi-domain task force

Posted July 23, 2018 by Army Capt. Capt. Rachael Jeffcoat

The U.S. Army's Multi Domain Task Force Tactical Command Post operating at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands in Hawaii is filled with energy and tension.

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Navy photograph by PO3 Devin M. Monroe
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U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in Vietnam for historic visit

Posted March 7, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Devin M. Monroe The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam for a scheduled port visit. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is in the western Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, for a…

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USS Anchorage conducts HIMARS shoot during Dawn Blitz 2017

Posted October 23, 2017 by PO3 Abigail Raider

The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was fired from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 Oct. 22.

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Navy’s newest carrier-based catapult, trap systems steadily advance through test

Posted July 30, 2018 by

One year ago, the Navy’s newest aircraft launch and recovery systems successfully conducted historic first sorties aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford.

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Air Force releases fiscal 2017 Air Force acquisition report

Posted March 14, 2018 by

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson released the fiscal year 2017 Air Force Acquisition Annual Report March 13, 2018. The report reviews the overall management of the Air Force’s 465 programs of record. It also outlines where Air Force acquisition is headed in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. “The Air Force will cost-effectively modernize…

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Australian Aerial refueler connects USAF and RAAF test teams

Posted December 11, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30 tanker that arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 30 is connecting the RAAF to the U.S. Air Force in a Coalition Tanker Aerial Refueling Certification Effort.

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson
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Fifth-generation fighters arrive in Bulgaria

Posted April 28, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson Two Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron fly in formation during a training sortie over the United Kingdom, April 27, 2017. The F-35As first arrived at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017,…

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External pylon training increases F-35A weapons payload capability

Posted July 14, 2017 by Donovan K. Potter

Active duty and Reserve Airmen at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently initiated certification training to load external pylons on F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing.

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Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted February 8, 2016 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits.

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Around the Air Force: May 24

Posted May 25, 2016 by

This look around the Air Force discusses the deferment of the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1. Air Force leadership also introduces a flight plan for unmanned aircraft, and a chief…

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