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Pitch Black to take off in Australia

Posted July 25, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps forces are scheduled to participate alongside 16 partner and allied nations in the Royal Australian Air Force’s Pitch Black exercise from July 27-August 17 in Northern Australia.

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Around the Air Force: July 20

Posted July 25, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force the Colombian Air Force joins U.S. Airmen in exercise Red Flag 18-3, and there are changes to the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits transfer policy.

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DOD policy chief urges U.S.-Russian collaboration on mutual-interest issues

Posted July 23, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Pentagon’s chief policy maker addressed the Aspen Security Forum July 20 about the need for the United States and Russia to seek common collaboration on issues of national security concern as such opportunities might arise.

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Record number attend 13th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry

Posted July 23, 2018 by Bryan Ripple

Air Force photograph by Michelle Gigante Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, addresses a crowd of more than 600 at the Wright Dialogue with Industry event July 17, 2018 at the Dayton Convention Center. The two-and-a-half-day event was sponsored by Dayton Defense, and included comprehensive presentations, panel discussions, and…

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US, Italian air forces, NATO work together for exercise Spartan Alliance 18-8

Posted July 23, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Waller

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Waller Italian Aeronautica Militare (air force) 2nd Lt. Luca D’Onofrio, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, calls in coordinates during exercise Spartan Alliance 18-8, July 19, 2018, at Einsiedlerhof, Germany. Spartan Alliance began in 2015 and is a large command and control weapon system, air and ground simulator training exercise…

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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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South Asia strategy working in Afghanistan, Centcom commander says

Posted July 23, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters July 19.

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U.S., Japanese, Indian forces begin annual mine countermeasures exercise

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Jordan Crouch Mineman 1st Class Justin Crabtree, from Diamondhead, Mississippi, lowers a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) into the water to track mines and simulate delivering an explosive package. Chief is participating in the annual bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA with the Japanese…

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Atomic Age: Alamogordo and the bomb

Posted July 20, 2018 by Arlan Ponder

Courtesy photograph The birth of the Atomic Age took place precisely at 5:29 a.m., July 16, 1945, on a remote 18 mile by 24 mile portion of the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range northwest of then-Alamogordo Army Air Field, N.M. On a rain-soaked Monday morning in 1945 in an area known to locals and early…

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California Army National Guard helps firefighters battle forest fire

Posted July 20, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza U.S. Army engineers from the California Army National Guard’s 132nd Multirole Bridge Company, 579th Engineer Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, shift a ramp while dismantling a floating bridge July 14, 2018 at Cache Creek Regional Park, Yolo County, Calif., where the 132nd constructed a temporary floating bridge to…

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