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U.S. troops serving overseas during holidays make a sacrifice for peace, security

Posted December 22, 2017 by Jim Garamone

It's the holidays, and millions of Americans are making their way to visit family and friends. But hundreds of thousands of military personnel will not be traveling. Based around the globe, they will continue to protect the United States.

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USS Essex receives high-flying upgrade

Posted October 22, 2016 by PO2 Sean P. Gallagher

Navy photograph by PO2 Liam Kennedy The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) steam alongside off the coast of Hawaii. Essex is the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is…

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433rd WPS integrates with new 6th WPS F-35s

Posted July 31, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy An F-22 Raptor fighter jets, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, banks and flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range July 10, 2017. The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world’s most advanced…

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DARPA Pentagon event showcases more than 60 research programs

Posted May 11, 2016 by

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency May 11 hosts DARPA Demo Day 2016 at the Pentagon, giving the Defense Department community an up-close look at the agency’s portfolio of innovative technologies and military systems. DARPA program managers and academic and private-sector project leaders will demonstrate ongoing work on more than 60 DARPA programs. The event…

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USS Gerald R. Ford successfully sails into post-shakedown availability period

Posted July 18, 2018 by

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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New SBIRS ground system celebrates two major milestones

Posted December 21, 2015 by

The Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center recently announced the completion of two major milestones in the development and fielding of its new Space-based Infrared System ground system.

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Army offering 2-year enlistments for 91 MOSs

Posted March 27, 2017 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Glenn Fawcett Army recruits in basic training deliver a call shortly after running an obstacle course on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. The Army is allowing two-year enlistments for select military occupational specialties. The Army now has two-year enlistment options for 91 military occupational specialties as a new incentive to offer…

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Arabian Gulf Shield improves interoperability

Posted February 10, 2016 by MSgt. Joshua Strang

Training concluded Feb. 3 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, with a scenario designed to test Gulf Cooperation Council Liaison Officer procedures and connectivity to host nation air operations centers.

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Around the Air Force: July 30

Posted July 30, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, the Air Force has a new app for Airmen, KC-135 crews test out the Joint Service Aircrew Mask, and the 943rd Rescue Squadron wins Best in Show at the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo.

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Erosion of U.S. military capabilities must be stopped, chairman tells senators

Posted September 27, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The erosion of American military capabilities is real and must be halted, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Sept.26.

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