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Navy commissions USS Jackson

Posted December 7, 2015 by PO2 Kathleen L. Church

The crew of USS Jackson (LCS 6) ushered in a new era in naval warfare, Dec. 5, as the ship was brought to life before a crowd of nearly 10,000.

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Gen. Welsh discusses airpower future at Atlantic Council

Posted December 4, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke on the future of American airpower during a Dec. 1 event at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.

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Arnold test teams prepped F-35 for first external weapons release

Posted December 4, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz Arnold

U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend Initial weapon integration testing for the F-35 was conducted at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex. Pictured here are multiple exposures of a Guided Bomb Unit-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition, separating from the F-35 Lightning II aircraft in the 4-foot transonic wind tunnel during testing at AEDC in 2007….

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New autonomous robot extends communication beyond line-of-sight

Posted December 4, 2015 by Kelly White

Army engineers demonstrated autonomous robots as part of a teaming effort to evolve natural interaction between soldiers and autonomous systems during an exercise here, Nov. 2-3.

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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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Natick investigates self-healing protective clothing

Posted December 2, 2015 by Jane Benson

Army researcher Quoc Truong wants to fill in the gaps in soldier protective clothing -- literally.

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Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

Posted December 2, 2015 by Audra Calloway

While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

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Army begins positioning equipment in Eastern Europe

Posted December 2, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Army photograph by SSgt. Cooper Cash Pfc. John Morosi, assigned to 2-7th Infantry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, familiarizes his Polish counterparts on the finer points of the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank during Operation Atlantic Resolve, March 20, 2015. Equipment for the European Activity Set, or EAS, is scheduled to be…

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AF selects 52 for test pilot school program

Posted December 2, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force selected 52 primary and alternate attendees for the U.S. Air Force, U.S Naval, British, and French test pilot schools, with classes slated to begin in June 2016. The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School Selection Board, which convened in July, considered 149 officer and civilian candidates for pilot, flight test engineer, combat systems…

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NAWCWD hosts foreign naval attaché visit

Posted November 30, 2015 by

As part of a tour of the western United States, 17 foreign naval attachés and seven U.S. representatives made a visit to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., Oct. 27 to get an idea of various technology developments and applications within the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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