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Future USS Rafael Perlata completes Alpha trials

Posted October 21, 2016 by

Navy photograph The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) sets sail for the first time to conduct initial at-sea builder’s trials off the coast of Maine. Future guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed Alpha trials Oct. 18 after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. The trials were conducted by…

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AAG traps Super Hornet, marks program milestone

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Navy photograph The Navy’s Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) program reaches a milestone with the first recovery of a manned aircraft, an F/A-18E Super Hornet, March 31 at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in N.J. The aircraft performed additional roll-ins, at speeds up to 105 knots, enabling the AAG test team…

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Airmen, F-16s train in Souda Bay

Posted January 25, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Krystal Ardrey A 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon departs from Aviano Air Base, Italy on Jan. 21, 2016 to support a flying training deployment in Souda Bay, Greece. Fourteen F-16s, one KC-135 Stratotanker from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing, and 280 Airmen deployed to…

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DOD officials discuss future vertical lift ‘family of systems’

Posted March 1, 2017 by Karen Parrish

The future of rotary-wing or vertical lift aircraft across the services is the focus of a Defense Department initiative that seeks to improve the speed, range, refueling and interoperability capabilities across the military services, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Coast Guard, and was the subject of a discussion today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

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Raytheon to service Swiss radar warning receiver

Posted July 29, 2016 by

Raytheon has signed its first commercial performance based logistics contract with RUAG Switzerland Ltd., a five-year agreement to service the ALR-67(V)3, an advanced digital radar warning receiver, for the Swiss government. The ALR-67(V)3 warns F-18 pilots of potentially hostile activities, offering real-time situational awareness. “A PBL is like a service contract you’d buy with a…

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Visualizing threats: A decade of threat modeling

Posted July 6, 2016 by SrA. Matthew Lotz

Dynamic explosions, missile launches and air-to-air dogfights are just a few animations the National Air and Space Intelligence Center threat visualization team create to help communicate potential threats in the world.

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Soldiers conduct test for new Army media Kits

Posted October 20, 2017 by Sgt. Justin Smith

Army photograph by Sgt. Micah Merrill A Soldier tests his camera as part of the Tactical Digital Media training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., on Oct. 11, 2017. In a sprawling government complex of glass and steel, 20 enlisted Soldiers from multiple public affairs units across the Army gather to test new media kits bursting…

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U.S., U.K., Georgian soldiers cultivate capabilities in Exercise Noble Partner

Posted May 13, 2016 by Sgt. Daniel Cole

Exercise Noble Partner 16 kicked off, May 11, beginning the 14-day training featuring Soldiers assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Georgian soldiers assigned to 4th Armor Brigade and Soldiers from the United Kingdom 3d Rifles.

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On the modern battlefield, ordinary Soldiers must also prepare to be frontline medics

Posted July 26, 2017 by David Vergun

When Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland left Afghanistan in 2013, he said he remembers troops there had an expectation that medevac helicopters would evacuate the wounded within the so-called "golden hour"

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So others may dream

Posted March 22, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson

At what point in time did you realize your calling in life? Can you pinpoint a specific moment when you decided the goal you would dedicate yourself to?

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