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Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs.

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B-52 Stratofortress joins coalition team

Posted April 11, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, in support of theater requirements and Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community.

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Navy Department releases fiscal 2017 budget proposal

Posted February 10, 2016 by

The Department of the Navy released its proposed $165 billion (Base and Overseas Contingency Operations) budget Feb. 9 for fiscal year 2017. This budget is part of the $583 billion (Base and OCO) defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on the same day. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget Rear Adm….

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Second phase of Light Attack Experiment underway

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Air Force photograph by Ethan D. Wagner A Beechcraft AT-6B Wolverine experimental aircraft flies over White Sands Missile Range, N.M. July 31, 2017. The AT-6 is participating in the U.S. Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X), a series of trials to determine the feasibility of using light aircraft in attack roles. Flying began May 7,…

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Navy names ship in honor of Robert F. Kennedy

Posted September 21, 2016 by

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Sept. 20 that the next ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers will be named USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). A ceremony marking the announcement was held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. T-AO 208 is part of the John Lewis-class…

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Around the Air Force

Posted August 22, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s bombers — the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit — conduct a mission together, and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs practice tactical takeoff and landing scenarios on a highway in Estonia.

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Seizing the Objective

Posted October 14, 2016 by

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge An OPFOR Surrogate Vehicle from Coldsteel Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, travels through the city of Dezashah en route to the objective, during NTC rotation 17-01, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016. The purpose of this phase of the rotation was to…

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Army, GM unveil new tactical hydrogen vehicle

Posted October 10, 2016 by David Vergun

The Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center and General Motors unveiled an energy-efficient tactical vehicle here that could one day save lives on the battlefield.

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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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Future USS Zumwalt will have San Diego homeport

Posted May 23, 2016 by

Navy photograph The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean to conduct acceptance trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance Trials are the last significant shipbuilding milestone before delivery of the ship to the U.S. Navy, which is planned for next month. While underway, many of the…

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