Defense

U.S., UK to maintain close ties, counter-ISIL efforts continue

Posted June 27, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his United Kingdom counterpart State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon in a phone call June 24 that the two nations will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in close defense ties -- a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign policy, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters here today.

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U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels resume schedule

Posted June 27, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

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F-35A nearly combat ready

Posted June 27, 2016 by Kari Tilton

The first deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year.

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Quality assurance strengthens foreign military efforts

Posted June 27, 2016 by Carlotta Maneice

When an international customer purchases something from the U.S. government, quality assurance plays an important role in ensuring the equipment or service provided meets the same standards required for the American war fighter.

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Cyber Command deputy details formation of Cyber Mission Force

Posted June 24, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command detailed the command’s efforts to build capabilities and capacity in the Cyber Mission Force during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee June 22, 2016.

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CH-53K achieves 27,000 pound external lift

Posted June 24, 2016 by

Sikorsky photograph The CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. June 17, 2016. The CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.,…

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Navy’s final satellite in MUOS constellation launches successfully

Posted June 24, 2016 by

The Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite launched at 10:30 a.m., EDT, June 24, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in the 551 launch vehicle configuration.

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U.S. airmen make history with highway landing

Posted June 24, 2016 by SrA. Nicole Keim

TALLINN, Estonia–An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 107th Fighter Squadron, takes off from a highway June 21, 2016, in Tallinn, Estonia. U.S. forces are in Europe participating in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus…

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Army training looks at human dimension

Posted June 24, 2016 by Desiree Dillehay

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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NATO partners close out Saber Strike 16

Posted June 24, 2016 by SrA. Nicole Keim

Air Force photograph by SrA. Nicole Keim A U.S. Army soldier holds the U.S. flag during a closing ceremony at Tapa Training Base, Estonia, June 21, 2016. U.S. forces in Europe participated in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010….

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