Defense

Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Posted May 18, 2018 by Diane House

Photograph by Maria T. Rodriguez Diane House briefs contract opportunities with the Army before a packed house of small and large industry representatives during an acquisition forecast open house May 1 in Barstow, California. Approximately 120 business representatives took part in the event. House is a small business specialist with the Mission and Installation Contracting…

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Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

Posted August 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

For the Spanish air force, Red Flag 16-4 has been the perfect avenue to receive the best training for their aircrews and support personnel, as well as an avenue for overcoming unique challenges that aren’t always experienced in European exercises.

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Around the Air Force: July 18, 2018

Posted July 20, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force the KC-46 Pegasus program completes its final flight tests, and five Airmen receive the Air Force’s first ever “R” device for their actions in combat operations.

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Army scientists develop pizza MREs, slated for assembly March 2018

Posted March 19, 2018 by Jane Benson

Army photograph by Sgt. Lizette Hart Capt. Rinaldo Manago, Base Defense Operations Center commander, hands a freshly made pizza to a Soldier at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 29, 2011. Army scientists at Natick Soldier Systems Center recently developed a pizza MRE that will go to full-scale production March 2018. It’s ready, set, dough for…

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Marine rifle squads get upgraded night vision devices

Posted January 30, 2019 by Barbara Hamby

An updated helmet-mounted night vision system is beginning to make its way to infantry units. Marine Corps Systems Command accelerated the acquisition of about 1,300 Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles using existing Defense Logistics Agency contracts.

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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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Military tests unmanned ship designed for seafaring missions

Posted May 4, 2016 by Julie Watson

The military is starting tests on the world’s largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board. The so-called “Sea Hunter” has the potential to revolutionize not only the military’s maritime operations but commercial shipping, according to military officials….

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Iraq, Kuwait, U.S. to conduct first trilateral exercise in U.S. Fight Fleet

Posted July 20, 2016 by PO2 Victoria Kinney

The U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard together with Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies and Kuwait Coast Guard, solidified the creation of the first in a series of U.S.-Iraq-Kuwait trilateral exercises following an initial planning conference held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, July 13.

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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

Posted February 12, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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F-15 unit tests new game-changing processor

Posted July 29, 2016 by Jasmine Porterfield

The Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed an historic test mission July 8 on an aircraft system that will enhance the life and lethality of the F-15.

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