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Misawa AB pilots join live Red Flag Alaska mission from virtual cockpits

Posted October 31, 2018 by

For the first time, U.S. Air Force crew members from Misawa Air Base, Japan, participated in two live Red Flag Alaska missions from virtual cockpits at the Misawa Mission Training Center. These training events demonstrate how Northrop Grumman is leading the advancement of Live, Virtual and Constructive technologies with its LVC Experimentation, Integration, and Operations Suite.

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Additional personnel to deploy to southwest border

Posted October 29, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Like Operation Guardian Support, which is supported by 2,100 National Guardsmen, this additional assistance is in support of President Donald J. Trump’s April 4, 2018, memorandum, “Securing the Southern Border of the United States.”

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Future Vertical Lift projects to build on recent progress

Posted October 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Future Vertical Lift projects are primed to expand on recent progress this fiscal year as the Army searches to replace its aging fleets of helicopters. In less than six months, the new cross-functional team for FVL has already published two requests for proposals on a future attack reconnaissance aircraft and future tactical unmanned aerial systems.

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Army developing new enhanced night vision goggles, squad rifles to increase Soldier lethality

Posted October 29, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

Army photograph by Spec. Brianna Saville U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Gordon Massiah, Task Force Ultimate cadre, signals to the tower with a chemical luminescent stick at night-fire qualification during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Aug. 7, 2018 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Army is…

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Interoperability a key focus in building the Army’s future network

Posted October 29, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

Army illustration Upgrading the Army’s network is one of the service’s top modernization priorities. Army leaders discussed modernization priorities at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition Oct. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Bolstering the Army’s network against increasing enemy threats has become a crucial point of emphasis in the Army’s…

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NMCB-3 completes turnover, assumes authority of Indo-Pacific Region NCF operations

Posted October 24, 2018 by PO2 Michael Lopez

Navy photograph by PO2 Michael Lopez Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 stand at parade rest during a Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan, in which NMCB-3 received authority of the camp from NMCB-5. NMCB-3 is forward deployed throughout the Indo-Pacific region and United States ready to…

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Army joins the Air Force, Navy in attempt to develop hypersonic weaponry

Posted October 24, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

Similar to precision weapons being developed by the Air Force and Navy, the Army is developing its own unique hypersonic weapon. Col. John Rafferty, director of the Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team, discussed the development of these new long-range precision weapons at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9, 2018.

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Participants ‘ROK’ RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1, ‘Finnish’ strong

Posted October 22, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher

Finnish air force photograph U.S. Air Force and Finnish air force aircraft fly together in Oct. 2018, on the way to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska to participate in Red Flag-Alaska 19-1. RF-A 19-1 is the first Red Flag exercise the Finnish air force has participated in. Oct. 19, 2018, marks the conclusion of the…

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U.S. Navy holds ceremony to mark first dedicated UAS test squadron

Posted October 22, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy commissioned its first Unmanned Aircraft System test and evaluation squadron during a ceremony Oct. 18, 2018, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Webster Outlying Field. The new unit, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (UX) 24, flies over 23 fixed and rotary wing UAS including the MQ-8 Fire Scout, RQ-20 Puma, RQ-21 Blackjack,…

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Air Force extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

Posted October 22, 2018 by

The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019. The memo, signed Oct. 18, 2018, extends the high year of tenure from eight to 10 years for senior airmen, from 15 to 20 years for staff sergeants and from 20 to 22 years for…

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