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Juno PTV successfully launched for Missile Defense Test

Posted December 21, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force's Rocket Systems Launch Program and its mission partners successfully completed the fourth launch of a Patriot Test Vehicle today from the U.S. Army's Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M.

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U.S., Korean navies conduct exercise

Posted October 14, 2016 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Nathan Burke Petty Officer 3rd Class (NAC/AW) Robert Paden IV, from Titusville, Florida, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Curtis Kuchera (NAC/AW), from Baltimore, Md., are hoisted to an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, during search-and-rescue training. This training enables real-world proficiency…

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AF selects 52 for test pilot school program

Posted December 2, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force selected 52 primary and alternate attendees for the U.S. Air Force, U.S Naval, British, and French test pilot schools, with classes slated to begin in June 2016. The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School Selection Board, which convened in July, considered 149 officer and civilian candidates for pilot, flight test engineer, combat systems…

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A first sergeant’s 20-year journey from hardship to success

Posted October 17, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Warren Wright

For 1st Sgt. Gina Aceves, the dream of joining the Army began when she was in fifth grade when a meeting with an Army recruiter gave her an idea for how she could raise her family out of financial hardship and allow them to stay in the United States.

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USS Truman traps 9,000th aircraft of deployment

Posted June 20, 2016 by PO3 Lindsay A. Preston

Navy photograph by PO3 Adelola Tinubu An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security…

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Uniform code of military justice changes

Posted January 5, 2019 by

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Military Justice Act of 2016 will instate the most reform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Manual for Courts-Martial in decades, modernizing dated aspects of the military justice system while also providing transparency. “The Military Justice Act represents the most significant change to the military justice system since…

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Navy leader says ‘nukes’ essential to US survival

Posted January 8, 2016 by Robert Burns

In his blueprint for a stronger Navy, the sea service’s new top boss, Adm. John M. Richardson, is blunt about what he thinks matters most: nuclear punch. Battling terrorists is today’s problem, but in looking toward a farther horizon, Richardson wants a Navy built to counter unpredictable future threats from other countries such as North…

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Norway’s first F-35 sortie, jets arrive on air force’s birthday

Posted November 13, 2015 by SrA. Grace Lee

The first two Norwegian F-35s arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 10. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 Lightning II for the first time, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian Air Force's birthday.

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Army’s new life insurance enrollment system goes live

Posted October 20, 2017 by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton

Army illustration by Tracy TaoMoore The new SGLI Online Enrollment System went live Oct. 1. With SOES, Soldiers have the ability to enroll in, or make changes to their SGLV form 8286 (Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Election and Certificate) all from the comfort of their own homes, whenever they choose. As of Oct. 16, a…

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted November 1, 2017 by tomlear

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visits Joint National Guard Base McEntire, South Carolina, the 100th Air Refueling Wing participates in a joint training exercise over the Meditteranean Sea, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, speaks at the 2017…

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