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MQ-1B accident investigation report released

Posted January 31, 2018 by

Crew error and datalink issues caused an MQ-1B to crash Feb. 2, 2016, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released Jan. 30, 2018. The MQ-1B was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and operated by a launch…

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New Harpoon Block II+ missile completes operational test shot

Posted January 31, 2018 by

Navy photograph An F/A-18 launches a Harpoon Block II+ missile during a test flight over Point Mugu Sea Test Range in California. The Navy is closer to delivering the new Harpoon Block II+ missile to the fleet after completing a flight test Jan. 22 at Point Mugu Sea Test Range off the coast of California….

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Army advances PTSD, other cognitive research through latest partnership

Posted January 31, 2018 by

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., from Newton, Penn., have partnered to expand on early research that could mean new interventions for improving Soldier readiness and resilience, as well as reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 31

Posted January 31, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen deploy to Chad,the National Space Defense Center has transitioned to 24/7 operations, and it’s now easier for reservists to meet Transition Assistance Program requirements.

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Army secretary directs new team to speed up Next-Gen Combat Vehicle program

Posted January 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Two of the Army's top leaders reviewed last week a new process to accelerate the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle program amid a massive shift to modernize the entire Army.

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Air Force, Army Developing Multidomain Doctrine

Posted January 29, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The Army and the Air Force are working together to flesh out how to fight a multidomain battle, a senior Air Force commander said today during a presentation at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

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Soldier lethality, mobile networks key for Army future readiness, chief of staff says

Posted January 26, 2018 by David Vergun

Readiness in the short term is not good enough, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2018.

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F-35 Pax River ITF expands expeditionary envelope for Marine Corps

Posted January 26, 2018 by

The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force team brings the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B one step closer to initial operational test and evaluation as they wrap up testing of the F-35B STOVL envelope with sloped surface vertical landing tests January and February at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C.

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National Defense Strategy a ‘good fit for our times,’ Mattis Says

Posted January 24, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by PO1 Kathryn E. Holm Defense Secretary James N. Mattis announces the new National Defense Strategy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, a division of the Johns Hopkins University based in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018. The new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing…

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DOD seeks to connect with America

Posted January 22, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Defense Department is launching an initiative  called “This Is Your Military” to highlight the work of service members, dispel myths about military service, and increase awareness among the American people, the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for outreach announced Jan. 18.  The effort, which kicks off Feb. 1, aims to introduce the…

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