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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted September 10, 2018 by

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2018 Strategic Plan on Sept. 10, 2018. According to the document, the goals and priorities it outlines will ensure ACC continues to deliver combat-ready Airmen to exploit and control air, space and cyberspace. The strategy is based around Holmes’ three priorities: revitalizing squadron readiness, developing…

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Army improving integrated training environment for aviators

Posted September 10, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

For the past 15 years, the Army has focused on counterinsurgency operations while potential enemies were quietly making improvements to integrated air defense, electronic warfare, cyber, and space capabilities.

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Meet Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot

Posted September 7, 2018 by Bryan Magaña

Before she climbed into the world’s most advanced fighter jet to become the Air Force Reserve’s first female F-35 pilot, Col. Gina “Torch” Sabric had already flown 10 airframes and racked up 22 years of flying experience.

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Phase I complete for Navy’s range support aircraft replacement

Posted September 7, 2018 by

The Tactical Airlift Program Office Commercial Modifications and Range Support Team accepted delivery of their newest commercial-derivative aircraft platform July 30. The Gulfstream G550, with structural modifications, was further modified to house specialized telemetry equipment, unique to the Navy’s application.

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‘Without each other, the mission fails’: Army, Air Force build cohesion through joint airdrop

Posted September 5, 2018 by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing participated in a joint exercise with the 82nd Airborne Division to drop equipment and personnel at two drop zones during Exercise Predictable Iron at Pope Field, N.C., from Aug. 20-24.

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MALD-X project completes free flight demo

Posted September 5, 2018 by

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s Strategic Capabilities Office, with Air Force Miniature Air Launch Decoy Program Office, and Naval Air Warfare Center Point Mugu, Calif., successfully completed a series of free flight demonstrations of the MALD-X on Aug. 20 and 22. This innovative and collaborative project builds upon…

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Defense

Dunford: U.S. forces busy implementing defense strategy worldwide

Posted August 31, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave a snapshot of the width and breadth of the U.S. military’s commitment around the globe during a Pentagon press conference Aug. 28.

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B-52s conduct operations in vicinity of South China Sea

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers, departed from Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, and participated in routine training missions Aug. 27 and 30. The bombers, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, conducted training in the vicinity of the South China Sea before returning to…

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Defense

Mattis: U.S. military becoming ‘stronger, more lethal, more agile’

Posted August 31, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department is making significant progress along its three strategic lines of effort outlined in the National Defense Strategy issued in January, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters Aug. 28.

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AFRL helps extend serviceability of hydraulic aircraft components

Posted August 29, 2018 by Holly Jordan

Air Force photograph by John McClure AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate engineer Brian Shivers helps develop and test a new visual inspection procedure to determine the difference between acceptable chafing into cold spray-applied protective coating and wear into underlying B-1 hydraulic tubing. AFRL helped develop, test, and validate the cold spray coating process for the…

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