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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

Posted February 12, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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Air Force outlines future of bomber force

Posted February 12, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force outlined plans for its bomber fleet in its Fiscal Year 2019 President’s Budget Request. In line with the service’s bomber vector, the budget request detailed the Air Force plan to update the B-52 Stratofortress fleet and continue modifications to the B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit fleets.

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Red Flag 18-1 in full swing at Nellis AFB

Posted February 12, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum A KC-135 Stratotanker jet assigned to the 100 Air Refueling Wing at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, takes off during Red Flag 18-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5, 2018. Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S. Air…

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C-17 crews help realign assets to Afghanistan

Posted February 9, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson

Late in January, at an altitude of nearly 30,000 feet, a 174-foot long aircraft cuts through the air with more than 40,000 pounds of thrust per engine.

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DOD releases new for harassment prevention, response policy

Posted February 9, 2018 by

On Feb. 8, the Department of Defense announced the release of DOD Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces,” effective immediately.  The comprehensive policy for service members addresses harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment through social media. The policy strengthens and reaffirms the department’s position that it does not tolerate any kind…

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CH-53K demonstrates vehicle lift

Posted February 7, 2018 by

CH-53K King Stallion successfully lifted (and set down) a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) during a demonstration, Jan. 18, 2018, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. 

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Tunnel 9 returns from busy outage

Posted February 7, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph Tunnel 9, located at White Oak, Md. near Silver Spring, became operational in 1976. The facility provides aerodynamic simulation critical to the development of hypersonic systems, including critical altitude regimes associated with strategic missile systems and advanced defensive interceptor systems, and hypersonic vehicle technologies. For some the term “outage” may conjure up…

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CSAF highlights strength of partnerships at Singapore International Airshow 18

Posted February 7, 2018 by

Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, spoke of the strength of regional partnerships at the opening day of the Singapore International Airshow at the Changi Exhibition Centre Feb. 6, 2018.

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AFRL green monopropellant licensed to Nevada small business

Posted February 7, 2018 by Mindy Cooper

Courtesy photograph Milton McKay, a now-retired member of the AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate Propellants Branch handles a sample of AF-M315E, a green alternative to hydrazine. AFRL recently licensed the propellant to Digital Solid State Propulsion for commercialization. A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement will enable commercialization of a green alternative to…

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Allied C2 Capabilities RAMPed Up

Posted February 2, 2018 by Benjamin Newell

Courtesy photograph Workers at Tinker AFB, Okla., install critical 40/45 upgrades to E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft during programmed depot maintenance to the U.S. Air Force fleet in 2014. The Boeing Co. will execute phase one of a similar upgrade process to the Royal Saudi Air Force’s fleet of five AWACS after winning…

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