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Eglin units save thousands with F-35 innovations

Posted June 6, 2016 by SrA. Andrea Posey

Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, airmen at the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.

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Blackjack UAS ready for fleet operation

Posted January 20, 2016 by

The Navy and Marine Corps’ RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system received the official green light for operation Jan. 13, marking a major milestone for the program.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

Posted February 17, 2017 by Master Sgt. Crista Mary Mack

Army photograph by Master Sgt. Crista Mary Mack Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, shared some innovative changes to the U.S. Army’s noncommissioned officers career paths via TRADOC at a town hall in Wiesbaden, Germany. “What we are really facing right now is a moment in our…

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Airborne engineers enter digital age

Posted May 14, 2018 by Staff Sgt. James Bonnington

Army Airborne Engineers will soon begin fielding digital systems that maximize their efficiency, increase situational awareness and potentially save lives during earth moving operations in hostile environments.

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Budget flexibility, Congress’ support can help Army modernize

Posted March 16, 2018 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

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Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

Posted February 3, 2016 by by Patty Welsh Hanscom AFB, Mass.

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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USS America’s familiarization training pays off during F-35B DT-III

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) successfully completed its fifth day of F-35B Lightning II developmental test (DT-III) with the support of flight deck personnel who received specialized training in Yuma, Ariz., earlier in the month.

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Air Force science, technology 2030 campaign: Your ideas will shape Air Force of tomorrow

Posted May 16, 2018 by Bryan Ripple

The Air Force Research Laboratory continues its support of the Air Force Science and Technology 2030 initiative and joined with Indiana University to host a listening forum at the university’s Bloomington, Ind., campus May 10-11. Indiana University is one of six universities to host these types of listening forums as part of the S&T campaign,…

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MQ-4C Triton UAS demonstrates new capabilities during flight test

Posted June 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph The MQ-4C Triton prepares for a flight test in June 2016 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. During two recent tests, the unmanned air system completed its first heavy weight flight and demonstrated its ability to communicate with the P-8 aircraft while airborne. The Navy recently demonstrated two key capabilities for the…

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Navy to commission Littoral Combat Ship Omaha

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha, during a Feb. 3 ceremony at the Broadway Pier in San Diego, according to a Defense Department news release. The future USS Omaha, designated LCS 12, is the 11th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the…

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