Defense

Welsh presents AF update at AFA

Posted February 26, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III outlined Air Force operations from 2015, the service’s plan for 2016, and what is to come in the future at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 25.

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JMSDF, U.S. Navy grow green partnership

Posted February 26, 2016 by PO2 Susan Damman

Navy photograph by Smn. Cole C. Pielop Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JDS Samidare (DD-106) receives an advanced biofuel mixture from the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the John C. Stennis Strike Group is operating as part…

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Airpower leaders stress stronger role for Airmen in future ops

Posted February 26, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Two generals who oversee the Air Force’s combat and global strike aircraft touted a nonflying asset able to drop a precise airstrike anywhere in the world — an airman. “Our overwhelming advantage is our airmen and the way they think,” said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of the Air Combat Command, during the Air Force…

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Gallium alloys could be the future of radio frequency electronics

Posted February 24, 2016 by Derek Hardin

Air Force photograph The enabling attributes of Gallium Liquid Metal Alloys (GaLMAs) make them ideal for 3D freestanding liquid metal structures, as demonstrated by these GaLMA “snowmen.” These structures can lead to the development of three-dimensional circuitry. Electronic circuits and antennas for integral Air Force systems and tasks could one day receive a boost in…

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GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations

Posted February 24, 2016 by Richard Lardner

House Republicans urging a steep increase in the Pentagon’s budget have received $10 million in campaign contributions over the course of their congressional careers from defense contractors that would benefit from higher levels of military spending. The 34 GOP lawmakers, all members of the House Armed Services Committee, are pressing for an $18 billion increase…

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Army seeking ‘3rd offset strategy’ to dominate enemy

Posted February 24, 2016 by David Vergun

"Our adversaries have begun to catch us in technology and in some cases, we believe, may overmatch some of our systems," said a senior intelligence advisor.

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Defense

Mildenhall KC-135s support French operation

Posted February 24, 2016 by Capt. Lauren Ott

Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin Trower Airmen arrive at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base, France, in support of Operation Juniper Micron Feb. 21, 2016. Since 2013, the U.S has been supporting the French government in Operation Juniper Micron by providing air refueling and airlift support of French operations in Mali and North Africa. Three KC-135…

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First Air National Guard Airman graduates F-35 intel school

Posted February 24, 2016 by A1 Andrea Posey

As the F-35A Lightning II prepares to fly north in 2020, the Vermont Air National Guard sent an airman to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to become the first National Guardsman to graduate from the Joint Strike Fighter program’s Intelligence Formal Training Unit. Capt. Christopher Clements, 158th Operations Support Squadron intelligence officer, graduated Feb. 11,…

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Defense

Disbrow confirmed as under-secretary of the Air Force

Posted February 24, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Lisa S. Disbrow as the new under-secretary of the Air Force to ensure efficient and effective management of Air Force resources.

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Defense

F-35As deploy to test readiness

Posted February 22, 2016 by A1C Jessica H. Evans

Six F-35As arrived at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, from Edwards AFB, Calif., to begin an operational deployment test at a nearby range complex. The test will help develop the concept of operations as well as validate the aircraft's capability to deploy.

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