Defense

Air Force aims to hasten foreign military sales process

Posted August 19, 2016 by MSgt. Amaani

In remarks at the State Department’s Foreign Press Center in New York Aug. 17, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined the Air Force’s multifaceted approach to expedite the service’s portion of the foreign military sales process. Last year, James directed secretary of the Air Force International Affairs to examine how to streamline the FMS…

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1,000th pilot tames U-2 Dragon Lady

Posted September 7, 2016 by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan

The U-2 Dragon Lady reached a milestone in its 61 years of service, qualifying Maj. J.J., 1st Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot, as the 1,000th pilot to operate the aircraft, at Beale Air OFrce Base, Calif., Aug. 31, 2016.

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Carter describes security challenges, budget issues at Senate panel hearing

Posted September 26, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

With just eight days remaining before the end of the fiscal year, Defense Secretary Ash Carter today implored the Senate Armed Services Committee to pass the fiscal year 2017 defense budget request.

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U.S., Korean navies conduct exercise

Posted October 14, 2016 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Nathan Burke Petty Officer 3rd Class (NAC/AW) Robert Paden IV, from Titusville, Florida, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Curtis Kuchera (NAC/AW), from Baltimore, Md., are hoisted to an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, during search-and-rescue training. This training enables real-world proficiency…

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AFRL gives helping hand to operators with Tactical Fast Rope Gloves

Posted October 31, 2016 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by Lt. Col. Sheena Winder A Tech Warrior participant uses Tactical Fast Rope Gloves, developed through the Junior Force Warfighters Operations program, to descend a rope during the 2016 Tech Warrior exercises, landing safely and experiencing no discomfort from friction-related heat. Air Force Research Laboratory junior force researchers from the Materials and Manufacturing…

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F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

Posted November 23, 2016 by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.

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The top 10 Army modernization efforts of 2016

Posted December 30, 2016 by David Vergun

Supporting the fight around the globe means providing Soldiers with the most advanced technology available. The Army must ride the wave of technology or risk being left behind.

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Turbans, beards, dreadlocks now permissible for some Soldiers

Posted January 25, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Female Soldiers may now wear dreadlocks and male Soldiers whose religious faith requires beards and turbans may now seek permanent accommodation.

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Little Rock Airmen test first C-130J with Block 8.1 upgrades

Posted February 8, 2017 by Senior Airman Harry Brexel

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Harry Brexel Capt. Kyle Gauthier, 61st Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot and flight commander, reviews a preflight checklist Feb. 3, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. His shoulder patch indicates the C-130J Block 8.1 system upgrade and expansion. Gauthier, along with a team of 19th Airlift Wing Airmen,…

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Around the Air Force: March 8

Posted March 8, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, acting Air Force Secretary Lisa S. Disbrow talks about the Air Force review and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright answers a question about the possibility of enlisted Airmen flying MQ-9 Reapers.

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