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Budget flexibility, Congress’ support can help Army modernize

Posted March 16, 2018 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

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Marines complete first F/A-18, APKWS operational flights

Posted April 18, 2018 by

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

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New Army aircraft will be durable, lethal, unmanned for modern conflicts

Posted April 30, 2018 by David Vergun

What Army aviation needs now is an aircraft that "can cut through an integrated air defense network and overcome anti-access, area-denial threats to dominate the corridor for the maneuver force to flow through," said Brig. Gen. Walter T. Rugen, director of the Army's Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team.

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NORAD: 60 years of keeping North America safe, vice chairman says

Posted May 14, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The legacy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command began 60 years ago when the threat of nuclear attack was real. The threat of attack from Soviet bombers and missiles was what citizens experienced every day.

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Air Force grounds B-1B Lancer fleet after emergency landing

Posted June 11, 2018 by AP

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command has grounded its B-1B Lancer fleet after one of the bombers made an emergency landing in Texas. Gen. Robin Rand ordered the safety stand-down June 7. The Air Force says a safety investigation after the May 1 emergency landing found a problem with ejection seat components that caused the…

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U.S., Japanese, Indian forces begin annual mine countermeasures exercise

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Jordan Crouch Mineman 1st Class Justin Crabtree, from Diamondhead, Mississippi, lowers a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) into the water to track mines and simulate delivering an explosive package. Chief is participating in the annual bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA with the Japanese…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 7

Posted August 8, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, eight officers are selected for a three month program where they’ll learn about Air Force technologies, and Air Force moms who are nursing are authorized to wear a breastfeeding t-shirt.

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AFRL helps extend serviceability of hydraulic aircraft components

Posted August 29, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by John McClure AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate engineer Brian Shivers helps develop and test a new visual inspection procedure to determine the difference between acceptable chafing into cold spray-applied protective coating and wear into underlying B-1 hydraulic tubing. AFRL helped develop, test, and validate the cold spray coating process for the…

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Navy to christen guided-missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr.

Posted October 5, 2018 by

The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), Oct. 6, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.   The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. is the first ship named in honor of Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen…

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Future USS Michael Monsoor, HMS Queen Elizabeth conduct PHOTOEX

Posted November 19, 2018 by Lt. Rob Rienheimer

Navy photograph by PO1 John Philip Wagner Jr. Capt. Scott M. Smith, commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) communicates with the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) via handheld radio during a photo exercise. The future USS Michael Monsoor is the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers and…

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