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AFRL gives helping hand to operators with Tactical Fast Rope Gloves

Posted October 31, 2016 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by Lt. Col. Sheena Winder A Tech Warrior participant uses Tactical Fast Rope Gloves, developed through the Junior Force Warfighters Operations program, to descend a rope during the 2016 Tech Warrior exercises, landing safely and experiencing no discomfort from friction-related heat. Air Force Research Laboratory junior force researchers from the Materials and Manufacturing…

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3-D printer-capable Marines print replacement part for F-35

Posted April 20, 2018 by Cpl. Stormy Mendez,

Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are now capable of ‘additive manufacturing,’ also known as 3-D printing.  This innovative technique is the process of replicating a digital 3-D model in the real world. 3-D printing software breaks the digital model down into layers which can be reproduced by the printer. The printer then builds the model from the ground up, layer by layer, creating a tangible object.

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Posted November 13, 2017 by David Vergun

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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DOD, DHS to work with governors to deploy Guardsmen to southern border

Posted April 6, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen briefs reporters at the White House, April 4, 2018. President Donald J. Trump has directed the Defense and Homeland Security departments to work with state governors to deploy National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border, a top official said April 4. Speaking to reporters at the…

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Standardizing base camps could achieve efficiencies, save money

Posted February 1, 2016 by Bob Reinert

As a former Army officer, Dave Roy knows that commanders seek to upgrade base camps as time passes. "We're taught, it is ingrained in us," Roy said. "If you're going to be in any one place for any amount of time, you improve your position."

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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 Washington brought to life, commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk

Posted October 9, 2017 by

The Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 7. Washington, named in honor of the 42nd state, is the 14th…

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Around the Air Force Dec. 11

Posted December 11, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force the Joint Space Component gets a new commander, U.S. and South Korea forces exercise together during Vigilant Ace 18, and the Civil Air Patrol celebrates 76 years of service.

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Navy commissions USS Jackson

Posted December 7, 2015 by PO2 Kathleen L. Church

The crew of USS Jackson (LCS 6) ushered in a new era in naval warfare, Dec. 5, as the ship was brought to life before a crowd of nearly 10,000.

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As early retirement program ends, Soldiers have until Jan 15 to apply

Posted December 29, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

The Army is terminating the use of temporary early retirement authority, or TERA, for Soldiers with less than 20, but at least 15 years of service.

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