Defense

AF presents fiscal year 2017 budget

Posted February 10, 2016 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2017 president’s budget request Feb. 9 following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, presented the service’s budget request and said the fiscal 2017 budget request supports the defense strategy, resources combatant commander requirements, continues readiness recovery from…

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Defense secretary visits China Lake

Posted February 8, 2016 by

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., on Feb. 2 for a tour and discussion about the innovative work going on at the command.

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Defense

Blue Angels fly over 2016 Super Bowl

Posted February 8, 2016 by PO2 Jenn Lebron

Navy photograph by PO1 Andrea Perez Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Delta pilots fly in formation over the 2016 Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. This year the Super Bowl celebrates its 50th anniversary and the Blue Angels celebrate their 70th anniversary year. U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue…

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Defense

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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Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

Posted February 5, 2016 by Carlotta Maneice

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Training squadron ‘doubles down’ in effort to grow RPA pilot ranks

Posted February 5, 2016 by Dan Hawkins

The 558th Flying Training Squadron ramped up efforts to double the remotely piloted aircraft pilot ranks with the start of its first 24-person class Jan. 11 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Texas.

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Defense

AFRL welcomes two new leaders

Posted February 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph Michael Huggins is the new chief engineer and technical engineering authority for the Aerospace Directorate for Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The directorate chief engineer position was transferred to Edwards AFB and Huggins will divide his time in offices at both locations. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory saw…

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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Posted February 5, 2016 by A1C Ridge Shan

A 61st Fighter Squadron pilot made history Feb. 2 as the first Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II.

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Defense

Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

Posted February 3, 2016 by by Patty Welsh Hanscom AFB, Mass.

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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Defense

Carter previews FY2017 defense budget request

Posted February 3, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Addressing diverse global challenges requires new thinking, new postures in some regions and new and enhanced capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 2 during a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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