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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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Defense

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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AFRL, small business develop game-based, virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training

Posted January 19, 2018 by Joe Cogliano

A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting.

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Continuing Resolutions create uncertainty in Defense Department

Posted January 17, 2018 by Jim Garamone

For the last nine years, DOD has been subject to continuing resolutions instead of having budgets, and the department needs stability and predictability to spend resources wisely and get service members the equipment and training they deserve.

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B-52s return to Pacific for routine Continuous Bomber Presence mission

Posted January 17, 2018 by

Six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are deploying to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission.

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Thinkers strategize in DOD’s Innovation Corps boot camp

Posted January 17, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

Forty innovative thinkers from the four military services gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for a class where they tested out new methods to solve problems in the Defense Department.

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 17

Posted January 17, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Vice President Mike Pence visits Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Air National Guard Airmen assist law enforcement with recovery efforts from the recent mudslides, and B-52s deploy to England.

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Army wifi

Posted January 12, 2018 by

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski Vehicles from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment hold their positions during movement to engage elements of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in the National Training Center, April 2, 2017. During the training rotation, Secure Wi-Fi enabled fast reliable mission command and network communications in…

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AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

Posted January 10, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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