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Around the Air Force: Aug. 8

Posted August 10, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, Falcon rockets are being considered to deliver cargo, security forces Airmen will once again compete in the Defender Challenge and the Air Reserve Personnel Center aims to reduce call wait times.

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AcqDemo team outlines planned activities related to transition

Posted May 20, 2016 by Ted Singer

In late May to mid-June, Air Force Materiel Command employees who will transition into the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) will receive information detailing their individual conversion into the new pay system.

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US military delivers 30 tons of supplies for Japan earthquake relief

Posted April 22, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The U.S. military has delivered more than 30 tons of supplies to help the people of Japan following two powerful, deadly earthquakes there, a Pentagon spokesman said April 21.

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Future VR training will blend global partners, air, armor, ground forces

Posted November 16, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

The Army is now working to tie together all of its simulations for combined-arms training to allow for the eventual inclusion of both joint and multi-national partners.

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New modular handgun system, Sig Sauer P320, in testing at Army sites across the country

Posted September 8, 2017 by Tina Ray

Various service members will be at Fort Bragg over the next few weeks for testing of the new modular handgun system, the Sig Sauer P320, for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command based at Fort Hood, Texas.

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‘Without each other, the mission fails’: Army, Air Force build cohesion through joint airdrop

Posted September 5, 2018 by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing participated in a joint exercise with the 82nd Airborne Division to drop equipment and personnel at two drop zones during Exercise Predictable Iron at Pope Field, N.C., from Aug. 20-24.

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AEDC test facility resurrected for AFRL-sponsored testing of high-efficiency, diesel engine

Posted August 10, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Testing for the Graflight V-8, a high-efficiency, diesel engine designed and produced by Engineered Propulsion Systems, has brought about the reopening of the AEDC T-11 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base., Tenn.

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Existing Huey bases will receive replacement aircraft

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Air Force photograph A UH-1N Huey helicopter prepares to land at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Air Force bases currently flying the UH-1N will receive upgraded aircraft sometime between 2020 and 2032. The Air Force announced June 20, 2018, that each UH-1N Huey location will receive replacement aircraft. The Air Force is replacing the UH-1N…

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Lighter, faster, smaller equipment needed for Soldiers to win, says Gen. Townsend

Posted March 12, 2018 by David Vergun

"Our troops need equipment that is more effective -- lighter, faster and smaller. That is going to be a theme of mine," said the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Dunford: New operational construct in Afghanistan should break stalemate

Posted October 4, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The new South Asia strategy should break the stalemate in Afghanistan and make the United States, its allies and its partners more secure, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee Oct. 3. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford told the panel he agreed with the NATO commander in Afghanistan,…

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