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DOD identifies Army casualty

Posted August 22, 2018 by

The Department of Defense announced Aug. 21 the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, from Spokane, Wash., died Aug. 20, 2018, in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq. The incident is under…

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Defense Innovation Unit calls on Guard, Reserve to expand nationally

Posted November 18, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental technology outposts will expand beyond their offices in three states by calling on innovators and tech experts in the National Guard and reserve to expand the DIUx presence nationwide, DIUx Managing Director Raj Shah said in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16.

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Fighter wings successfully field test F-35A ammunition loader

Posted June 16, 2017 by Donovan K. Potter

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, the Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use.

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Army Futures Command to build on 3 pillars ‘to ensure we can fight and win’

Posted July 20, 2018 by David Vergun

"We'll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight," said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 18.

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F-35As fly in weapons evaluation

Posted August 16, 2017 by Paul Holcomb

Air Force photograph by Scott Wolff An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drops a 2,000-pound GBU-31 bomb over the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 10. The F-35 flew Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions….

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WC-135 Constant Phoenix visits Patrick AFB

Posted March 24, 2017 by Susan A. Romano

Air Force photograph by Susan A. Romano Close up of a WC-135 Constant Phoenix engine cover during the aircraft’s visit to Patrick AFB, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017. One of the Air Force’s most intriguing aircraft was on display at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017, to give members of the Air Force Technical…

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Lightning strikes Atlantic Trident

Posted April 27, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Tenley Long An F-35A Lightning II receives fuel from a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker over the Atlantic Ocean April 15, 2017. The F-35As are conducting their first overseas deployment during which they will conduct flying training with NATO partners.   A U.S. Air Force crew chief…

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NAVAIR putting virtual reality in new flight trainers

Posted December 4, 2017 by Jeff Newman

Naval Air Systems Command is looking to leverage virtual reality technology to build flight simulation trainers that are deployable, improve fidelity, make better use of actual training flights and save money. The Naval Aviation Training Systems program office is currently developing new trainers for the F/A-18 Super Hornet, TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter and T-45…

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Colombian general acts as CFACC during annual PANAMAX exercise

Posted August 10, 2016 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Sergio Andrés Garzón Vélez, Combined Forces Air Component Commander for PANAMAX 16, and his aid Lt. Col. Ricardo, receive an update during a commander’s update briefing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., July 31, 2016. PANAMAX is an annual exercise sponsored by U.S….

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Guard should retain Apaches, force must stand at 980,000, commission says

Posted January 29, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

The National Commission on the Future of the Army, or NCFA, made its recommendations public Jan. 28 at the Hall of States in Washington, D.C. Chief among those recommendations, one of 63 in total, is that the Army National Guard should retain some of the AH-64 Apache helicopters it currently has.

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