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Defense

U.K. delegation deepen cooperation partnerships board USS Reagan

Posted January 8, 2016 by PO2 Paulo Bayas

The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), hosted nine officials from the United Kingdom Jan. 8.

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Defense

KC-135s surpass 100,000 combat hours

Posted January 8, 2016 by TSgt. Terrica Y. Jones

The KC-135 Stratotanker fleet at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flew more than 14,700 sorties in 2015 accumulating 103,419 combat hours in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.

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Soldiers test robotics on ‘battlefield’

Posted January 6, 2016 by SSgt. Tramel S. Garrett

Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

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Dancing with a dragon: A pilot’s tale

Posted January 6, 2016 by SSgt. Kentavist P. Brackin

Gliding more than 13 miles above the Earth’s surface, the U-2S reconnaissance aircraft, also nicknamed Dragon Lady, flies unnoticed and silent to all but a select few.

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2015 marks science, technology breakthroughs

Posted January 4, 2016 by David Vergun

In 2015, the U.S. Army's homepage published dozens of stories regarding technology being developed by engineers and scientists across the force. Among the topics of interest were developments in power distribution, robotics and network security software.

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Navy photograph by PO1 Andrea Perez
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Blue Angels arrive in California for winter training

Posted January 4, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, made its annual deployment to Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, to prepare for the upcoming show season, Jan. 2.

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Defense

Maintainers keep KC-135s flying downrange

Posted January 4, 2016 by TSgt. James Hodgman

The 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintains the largest KC-135 Stratotanker fleet in the world of more than 40 aircraft valued at roughly $2 billion.

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Navy photograph by PO3 Stephen Sisler
Defense

NAVFAC launches logo contest for 75th anniversary of Seabees

Posted December 30, 2015 by

Artists have just over a month to submit entries in a logo contest to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Seabees, hosted by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).

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Pentagon says F-35 program on the right track

Posted December 30, 2015 by Mitch Shaw

Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office say they’ve finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 F-35s were delivered, which met Lockheed and the program office’s delivery goal for the year and exceeded…

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AFRL develops integrated weapons analysis capability to meet warfighter needs

Posted December 30, 2015 by Jeanne Dailey

The Air Force Research Laboratory commander, Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, wants an integrated analysis capability and common framework that allows understanding the effectiveness of directed energy and kinetic weapons, whether used separately, cooperatively or synergistically.

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