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Army uses technology to increase aerial delivery accuracy

Posted May 16, 2016 by Jenna Brady

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a new system that will enhance the capabilities of U.S. Army Pathfinders as they conduct aerial operations.

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Military units: How each service is organized

Posted May 17, 2017 by Katie Lange

If you’re in the military, it’s a pretty safe bet that you know how your service branch is organized. But each service is different, and if you work in a joint-service atmosphere, it might help you to know each branch’s chain of command. Or you might just be a civilian who wants to know what…

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Navy releases collision reprots for Fitzgerald, McCCain

Posted November 1, 2017 by

The Navy released Nov. 1, a report detailing the events and actions that led to the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan June 17, and the collision of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and merchant vessel Alnic MC Aug. 21.

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Air Force buys next lot of Pegasus tankers

Posted January 30, 2017 by

The Air Force has awarded a $2.1 billion contract to Boeing for the third Low Rate Initial Production lot of KC-46A Pegasus tankers.

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Army modernization evaluation ensure Soldiers are properly equipped to fight

Posted May 18, 2016 by Vanessa Flores

More than 5,000 people from across the country contributed to the soldier-led Network Integration Evaluation that came to completion, May 14.

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Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

Posted June 22, 2018 by Alex R. Lloyd

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

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KC-135 integral to F-16 training in Greece

Posted February 10, 2016 by SSgt. Christopher Ruano

The first time the Air Force attempted to refuel an aircraft in flight, aircrews successfully stayed aloft for 151 hours. That was over 85 years ago, and the Air Force today has made quite a few innovations since then.

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Navy to christen guided-missile destroyer Thomas Hudner

Posted March 31, 2017 by

The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), April 1 during a 11:30 a.m. EDT ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The future Thomas Hudner is named in honor of naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Thomas J. Hudner Jr., the last living…

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T-45C operational pause implemented

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Bryan Mai Pilots perform pre-flight procedures in T-45C Goshawks from Training Air Wing One (TRAWING) 1 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington, homeported in Norfolk, is underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The Navy implemented a three-day operational pause for its T-45C fleet…

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Acquisitions chief details DOD efforts to speed, reform acquisition processes

Posted December 8, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is charging ahead in using new authorities to streamline, speed up and reform the acquisition system to ensure warfighters get what they need when they need it, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official told the Senate Armed Services Committee Dec. 7, 2017. Ellen M. Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics,…

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