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Defense Department proposes UCMJ changes

Posted December 30, 2015 by

Following a two-year review of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Defense Department Dec. 28 forwarded to Congress a legislative proposal outlining a number of reforms. The UCMJ is the statutory framework of the military justice system, according to a news release announcing the proposed changes. The proposal is based on the recommendations of…

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Harry S. Truman CSG launches first OIR missions

Posted December 30, 2015 by

Strike aircraft from nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) flew their first missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the fight to destroy the ISIL terrorist organization, Dec. 29.

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Blackhorse troopers march 38 miles to honor Barstow veterans

Posted December 28, 2015 by Capt. Dawne Divine

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, or ACR, at Fort Irwin, Calif., hosted its 19th Annual Regimental Long Walk, Dec. 14 - 15. The Regimental Long Walk is a two-day, 38-mile foot march from Fort Irwin to the Veterans Home of California in Barstow to honor local veterans.

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San Diego homeport for two new LCS class ships

Posted December 28, 2015 by

The Navy announced Dec. 23 the future littoral combat ships USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Montgomery (LCS 8) are scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego following their commissioning in summer 2016. Detroit is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship being built at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Montgomery is an Independence-class…

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Army technology team helps field robot

Posted December 28, 2015 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives, or CBRNE, threats from a safe distance.

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James shares holiday message

Posted December 23, 2015 by

Available on YouTube – Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and her husband, Frank Beatty, wish all Airmen and their families a wonderful holiday season.

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Air Force cancels 2016 season of Tops in Blue

Posted December 23, 2015 by

Air Force officials announced Dec. 21 that Tops in Blue, the service-unique entertainment program, will cancel its 2016 season, allowing an extended review of the program. Over the last year, submissions to the Air Force‚Äôs Airmen Powered by Innovation program reflected recommendations to cancel Tops in Blue because of the required manpower and associated cost….

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Some ‘Star Wars’ tech inspired by the Army’s experiments in mobility

Posted December 23, 2015 by Jacqueline M. Hames

The Army has a flying saucer -- a real, honest-to-goodness flying saucer. It also has a jetpack, a hover car and an all-terrain walking vehicle. If that sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, that's because Hollywood is influenced by the Army's experimental technologies.

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Soldiers bid farewell to Army’s oldest unmanned aircraft

Posted December 23, 2015 by Dave Conrad

The Army's oldest unmanned aircraft system had its final flight at West Fort Hood, Texas, as part of a ceremony that marked transitions for both the aircraft and its operators, Dec. 16.

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Luke F-35 team competes for first time in load crew competition

Posted December 23, 2015 by

A Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., F-35A Lightning II crew competed for the first time in a load crew competition Dec. 18, against legacy F-16 Fighting Falcon crews.

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