Defense

JSOW C-1 achieves full operational capability

Posted October 11, 2017 by

The Department of the Navy recently declared the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 ready for full operational capability. All U.S. squadrons are now outfitted with JSOW C-1, the Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon capable of attacking stationary land and moving maritime targets.

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746th Test Squadron: Guidance and Navigational Test

Posted December 27, 2016 by Raquel March

The 746th Test Squadron at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., also known as the Central Inertial and GPS Test Facility, is the designated lead test organization for the Department of Defense chartered to test and evaluate Global Positioning System user equipment and integrated GPS based guidance and navigation systems.

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Air Force, Navy conduct first P-8A refueling mission

Posted April 27, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen

The 459th Air Refueling Wing based at Joint Base Andrews, Md., helped made history last week when its KC-135 was the first to operationally refuel a Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., P-8A Poseidon.

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SecNav names next amphibious assault ship

Posted November 10, 2016 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Nov. 9 that the name of the next America-class amphibious assault ship will be USS Bougainville (LHA 8). The naming ceremony took place at Camp Lejeune, N.C. LHA-8 will be the second ship to be named after Bougainville, an island in the northern Solomons, which was the location…

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AF announces major changes to space enterprise

Posted April 5, 2017 by

The Air Force announced five major organization and management changes to its space enterprise April 4, 2017. “For decades, the men and women of our Air Force delivered effects from space to give our joint warfighting forces in the field a distinct advantage over their adversaries,” said acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S….

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U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACS

Posted July 24, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and 19, 2017.

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B-21: Modernizing the bomber fleet

Posted September 21, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Following the Air Force secretary’s announcement that the new long-range strike bomber would be called the B-21 Raider, Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, said the name brought the past and present Air Force full circle.

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Military units: How each service is organized

Posted May 17, 2017 by Katie Lange

If you’re in the military, it’s a pretty safe bet that you know how your service branch is organized. But each service is different, and if you work in a joint-service atmosphere, it might help you to know each branch’s chain of command. Or you might just be a civilian who wants to know what…

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F-4 flies for final time

Posted February 22, 2017 by Courtesy of Airman Magazine

As he slides his hands across the edges of the wings and walks from nose to tail, inspecting all aspects of the jet, a wave of emotion begins to hit Jim Harkins.

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US, UK, South Korean air forces conduct strategic exercise

Posted November 10, 2016 by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo

The Royal Air Force operated its largest deployment of equipment and personnel to the Korean Peninsula since the 1950s during Invincible Shield, a combined interoperability exchange, which is taking place Nov. 1-10, 2016.

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