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USS Zumwalt arrives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Posted April 5, 2019 by

Navy photograph by PO1 Holly L. Herline Sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) as the ship pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Zumwalt-class destroyers provide the Navy with agile military advantages at sea and with ground forces ashore. The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile…

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Blue Angels announce CO, flight leader for 2020-2021

Posted April 5, 2019 by

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the commanding officer for the 2020 and 2021 seasons at a press conference at the National Museum of Aviation on board Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., April 2. A selection panel comprised of nine admirals and former commanding officers selected Cmdr. Brian Kesselring to succeed Capt. Eric Doyle.

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Airmen, sailors build bonds during LIMA 19

Posted April 5, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman Malaysian Gen. Tan Sri Affendi Buang, Royal Malaysian Air Force chief, gives a certificate to U.S. Air Force Maj. Eric Myatt, assigned to U.S. Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during an appreciation ceremony at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 in Padang…

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Wilson, Goldfein outline Air Force progress, need for larger force

Posted April 3, 2019 by

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told the House Armed Services Committee April 2 that the Air Force must get bigger and funding must be predictable to meet – and defeat – security threats at home, globally and in space in an era of great power competition.

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Air Force releases 2018 Acquisition Report

Posted April 3, 2019 by

The Air Force released the Fiscal Year 2018 Air Force Acquisition Annual Report April 2, emphasizing the need to field tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter.

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Ike completes sea trials

Posted April 3, 2019 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Sophie A. Pinkham Sailors scrub the flight deck after a countermeasure wash down aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during an underway in the Atlantic Ocean, March 30, 2019. Dwight D. Eisenhower is undergoing sea trials during the final portion of a planned incremental availability as part…

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DOD official: Maintaining space dominance ‘pivotal’ for U.S. war fighters

Posted April 1, 2019 by C. Todd Lopez

The United States was the first — and still the only — nation to put a man on the moon. Nobody will forget that.  But come July, that first manned lunar landing will have been exactly 50 years ago. A lot has changed in space in the last half century, including the number of countries…

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Army could select new Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft by 2020

Posted April 1, 2019 by Devon L. Suits

Source selection for the newest Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, or FARA, is underway as the Army's Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team looks to award two vendors in March 2020.

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U.S. Air Force orders B-1B safety stand-down

Posted March 29, 2019 by

The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command ordered a safety stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet March 28. During a routine inspection of the B-1B drogue chute system, potentially fleet-wide issues were identified with the rigging of the drogue chute.

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U.S. air, naval forces participate in Malaysia international exhibition

Posted March 29, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Capt. Jessica Clark A KC-135 Stratotanker refueler with the 141st Air Refueling Wing of the Washington Air National Guard from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., is displayed during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 in Sirat, Malaysia, March 21, 2017. U.S. Air Force and Navy service members, aircraft…

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