Defense

Dancing with a dragon: A pilot’s tale

Posted January 6, 2016 by SSgt. Kentavist P. Brackin

Gliding more than 13 miles above the Earth’s surface, the U-2S reconnaissance aircraft, also nicknamed Dragon Lady, flies unnoticed and silent to all but a select few.

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2015 marks science, technology breakthroughs

Posted January 4, 2016 by David Vergun

In 2015, the U.S. Army's homepage published dozens of stories regarding technology being developed by engineers and scientists across the force. Among the topics of interest were developments in power distribution, robotics and network security software.

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Blue Angels arrive in California for winter training

Posted January 4, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, made its annual deployment to Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, to prepare for the upcoming show season, Jan. 2.

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Maintainers keep KC-135s flying downrange

Posted January 4, 2016 by TSgt. James Hodgman

The 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintains the largest KC-135 Stratotanker fleet in the world of more than 40 aircraft valued at roughly $2 billion.

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NAVFAC launches logo contest for 75th anniversary of Seabees

Posted December 30, 2015 by

Artists have just over a month to submit entries in a logo contest to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Seabees, hosted by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).

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Pentagon says F-35 program on the right track

Posted December 30, 2015 by Mitch Shaw

Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office say they’ve finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 F-35s were delivered, which met Lockheed and the program office’s delivery goal for the year and exceeded…

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AFRL develops integrated weapons analysis capability to meet warfighter needs

Posted December 30, 2015 by Jeanne Dailey

The Air Force Research Laboratory commander, Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, wants an integrated analysis capability and common framework that allows understanding the effectiveness of directed energy and kinetic weapons, whether used separately, cooperatively or synergistically.

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Defense Department proposes UCMJ changes

Posted December 30, 2015 by

Following a two-year review of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Defense Department Dec. 28 forwarded to Congress a legislative proposal outlining a number of reforms. The UCMJ is the statutory framework of the military justice system, according to a news release announcing the proposed changes. The proposal is based on the recommendations of…

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Harry S. Truman CSG launches first OIR missions

Posted December 30, 2015 by

Strike aircraft from nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) flew their first missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the fight to destroy the ISIL terrorist organization, Dec. 29.

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Blackhorse troopers march 38 miles to honor Barstow veterans

Posted December 28, 2015 by Capt. Dawne Divine

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, or ACR, at Fort Irwin, Calif., hosted its 19th Annual Regimental Long Walk, Dec. 14 - 15. The Regimental Long Walk is a two-day, 38-mile foot march from Fort Irwin to the Veterans Home of California in Barstow to honor local veterans.

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