Defense

Around the Air Force: Oct. 17

Posted October 20, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Air National Guard Airmen assist in extinguishing and monitoring the California wildfires and Kentucky ANG Airmen deliver over 7 million pounds of relief supplies to Puerto Rico.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Posted November 13, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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Shaw pilots host sister services

Posted December 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado

Pilots assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., hosted U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and took to the skies to duel each other, Dec. 1. The pilots came together for basic fighter maneuver training to strengthen the strategic capabilities needed to win air-to-air battles.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 17

Posted January 17, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Vice President Mike Pence visits Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Air National Guard Airmen assist law enforcement with recovery efforts from the recent mudslides, and B-52s deploy to England.

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Department of the Navy releases fiscal year 2019 budget

Posted February 14, 2018 by

The Department of the Navy released its proposed $194.1 billion (Base and Overseas Contingency Operations) budget Feb. 12, 2018, for fiscal year 2019. This budget is part of the $716 billion (Base and OCO) defense budget President Donald Trump submitted to Congress the same day. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget, Rear Adm….

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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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