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Defense

Lightning strikes at largest F-35A deployment

Posted September 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Stormy Archer

The 33rd Fighter Wing, based at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., wrapped up the largest F-35 deployment to date at this year’s Exercise Northern Lightning Aug. 31 at Volk Field, Wisc.

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Tech Report: Biofuels

Posted November 2, 2016 by

In this episode of Tech Report, we learn the important role biofuels play in reducing dependence on crude oil.

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Around the Air Force: June 21

Posted June 22, 2016 by

In this look around the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination for Air Force chief of staff, and the new Blended Retirement System gives Airmen more retirement options.

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A-10s land on highway in Estonia

Posted August 8, 2016 by SrA. Missy Sterling

Courtesy photograph by Adres Putting Eight United States Air Force Reserve Command A-10s assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia, Aug 1, 2016. Eight successful landings and take-offs from the highway not only displays the U.S. Air Force’s tactical capabilities, it…

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Navy completes LRASM milestone test event

Posted December 13, 2017 by

Navy photograph U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer releases the Navy’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile during a test event Dec. 8, 2017, off the coast of California. The U.S. Navy is closer to delivering its new Long Range Anti-Ship Missile after completing another milestone test flight from an Air Force  B-1B Lancer Dec. 8 over Point…

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Milestones reached for enlisted women on submarines

Posted August 3, 2016 by by CPO Kenneth Takada

Navy photograph by CPO Kenneth G. Takada Chief Culinary Specialist Dominique Saavedra, assigned to USS Michigan (SSGN 727), is pinned with her enlisted submarine qualification during a ceremony at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Saavedra the first female enlisted Sailor to earn the “dolphins.” One of the first enlisted women to serve aboard a Navy submarine…

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Pentagon begins another fiscal year under continuing resolution

Posted October 6, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, the director of the Joint Staff, brief the media at the Pentagon, Oct. 5, 2017. Pentagon officials bemoaned the fact that the Defense Department is starting another fiscal year under a…

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B-52 testing conducted at AEDC continues to pay off

Posted July 20, 2016 by Deidre Ortiz

Testing performed at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex proves critical to validate safe separation of new munitions from the B-52 Stratofortress, which has recently flight-demonstrated a joint direct attack munitions drop from the internal bay for the first time. “The B-52 Stratofortress continues to deliver strategic capabilities to project power and secure the peace into…

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Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Posted January 27, 2017 by Jim Garamone

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials said Jan. 26. The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. That law requires the department to establish procedures…

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Application window opens for enlisted RPA pilot selection board

Posted June 5, 2017 by Kat Bailey

Airmen interested in becoming enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots have until Nov. 15, 2017, to submit completed application packages, including physical exams, to the Air Force Personnel Center. Applicants may be staff sergeants through senior master sergeants in any Air Force specialty code who are not receiving a Critical Skills Retention Bonus. In order to…

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