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USS George HW Bush begins fast cruise

Posted July 20, 2016 by PO2 Kirk Putnam

Navy photograph by PO2 Ryan Seelbach Sailors conduct a foreign object debris (FOD) walkdown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). FOD walkdowns are performed to remove objects on the deck that could damage a jet engine’s intake, compressor blades or related components. GHWB is participating in a…

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Army completes autonomous micro-robotics research program

Posted August 31, 2017 by David McNally

Researchers from industry and universities across the nation have rallied around a collaborative technology alliance with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory since 2008.

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Future VR training will blend global partners, air, armor, ground forces

Posted November 16, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

The Army is now working to tie together all of its simulations for combined-arms training to allow for the eventual inclusion of both joint and multi-national partners.

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Hill AFB F-35A maintainers passing the Pacific TSP test

Posted December 13, 2017 by Donovan K. Potter

Five weeks into the first F-35A Pacific Theater Security Package deployment, the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team is at full stride.

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Bunch nominated to command AFMC

Posted December 14, 2018 by

Lt. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. has been nominated by President Trump for a fourth star to become the next commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He currently serves as Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. The…

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DOD comptroller: Budget deal offers relief, uncertainty

Posted December 2, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Department funding from the recent two-year budget deal was hard to achieve and sets the department up fairly well for the near future, the Defense Department Comptroller said here this week, adding that uncertainty remains in the long term. Mike McCord, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the increase provided…

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JTAC, A-10s train to maintain readiness

Posted July 31, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Joint terminal attack controllers communicate with an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot via radio during a training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range July 19, 2017. JTACs direct aircraft for use during close-air support and offensive operations from a forward position. Joint Terminal Attack…

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Navy accepts delivery of future USS Giffords

Posted December 27, 2016 by

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) during a ceremony, Dec. 23, 2016, in Mobile, Ala. Gabrielle Giffords is the ninth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the fifth of the Independence variant to join the fleet. The Independence variant is noted for its unique…

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‘Big 8’ initiative, Army Operating Concept will build the future Army

Posted March 23, 2016 by Supunnee Ulibarri

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed TRADOC’s perspectives on “Big 8” initiatives and how the Army Operating Concept will build the future Army during the 2016 Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium at the Van Braun Center, March 17. “As the Army looks to…

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New AER website built around online assistance

Posted June 8, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

A new Army Emergency Relief website is now up and running with an online assistance tool that is easy to navigate on mobile devices. “It now works well from a smart phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, whatever device,” said retired Col. Guy Shields of AER. AER conducted a “soft launch” of the website last month to…

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