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AF aims to save $2B, improve lethality with new acquisition approach

Posted April 27, 2018 by Debbie Aragon

Air Force photograph by Malcolm McClendon At center, Rich Lombardi, deputy under secretary of the Air Force for management, and deputy chief management officer, office of the under secretary of the Air Force, chairs a category management council meeting at Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April…

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News Briefs – August 15, 2016

Posted August 15, 2016 by

Housing companies fined for illegally evicting military Two housing companies have been fined for illegally evicting military service members and their families from rental homes in Southern California. In a settlement with the Department of Justice, Lincoln Military Property Management and San Diego Family Housing agreed to pay $260,000 in penalties and fines covering four…

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Bombers receive warm welcome for Cold Response

Posted February 29, 2016 by SrA. Airman Joseph Raatz

B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., arrived in Europe Feb. 27, in preparation for their participation in a large-scale NATO training exercise.

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NRL’s sun imaging telescopes fly on NASA Parker solar probe

Posted August 13, 2018 by

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11 to better understand how the Sun affects our solar system. 

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First Italian F-35 mission highlights partnerships

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Two Italian pilots completed their initial F-35 Lightning II training flights Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., marking the first F-35 flights under control of Italian pilots.

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Around the Air Force: May 16

Posted May 17, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson is sworn in as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force, Airmen are being encouraged to share their ideas for revitalizing squadrons, and Air University has cancelled Squadron Officer School Class 17G.

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Navy decommissions ‘The Big E’

Posted February 6, 2017 by PO2 Kevin F. Johnson

The aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), was decommissioned during a ceremony held in the ship's hangar bay, Feb. 3.

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Secretary of the Navy names newest Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship

Posted October 10, 2018 by

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced Oct. 9 that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32). The future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) is named in honor of Santa Barbara, Calif., and is the third ship to bear the name. “I am pleased to name the…

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DOD awards $162 million in university research funding

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Defense Department will issue 23 awards totaling $162 million over the next five years to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research. The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program, or MURI, supports research by teams of investigators that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in order to accelerate research progress, said Melissa…

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F-35A continues air superiority against legacy aircraft

Posted September 2, 2016 by Senior Airman Stormy Archer

Years ago, Lt. Col. Brad Bashore flew against the F-22 Raptor as an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot. Now, as an F-35A Lightning II pilot at this year’s exercise Northern Lightning, it was his turn to deliver fire from the clouds.

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