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Army developing laser-guided, precision mortar

Posted March 6, 2017 by Audra Calloway

The Army has closed its initial solicitation phase for designs to create a next generation precision mortar that will allow Soldiers to put their rounds on target with extreme accuracy.

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Zachary Cacicia
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Unique C-5 completes Major ISO inspection

Posted July 27, 2016 by SrA. Zachary Cacicia

Air Force photograph by SrA. Zachary Cacicia A C-5M Space Cargo Modified (SCM) Super Galaxy, sits on the flight line July 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. This C-5 has just completed a Major Isochronal Inspection and is ready to return to its home station, Travis AFB, Calif. Dover Air Force Base, Del.,…

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U.S., German Forces evaluate operational readiness

Posted May 9, 2016 by SSgt. Thomas Duval

Months of training by the German Armed Forces in combined arms warfare, middle intensity conflict techniques and standard tasks focused on crowd riot control techniques culminated at Camp Prizren, May 6-7, during Operation Sharp Griffin.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 22

Posted November 22, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the secretary of the Air Force talks logistics at an Officer Symposium and a Delta II rocket is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

Posted April 27, 2016 by

Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18.

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Army photograph by Capt. Meredith Mathis
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Army launches innovation challenge on cyber situational awareness

Posted November 23, 2015 by Claire Heininger

Situational awareness -- knowing precisely what's happening on the battlefield, where and when -- can make the difference between mission success and mission failure.

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Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers
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The proving ground: Marine pilots put the F-35 through its paces

Posted June 9, 2017 by Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Timothy R. Smithers An F-35B is prepped for a test flight at Pax River Integrated Test Force in Patuxent River, Md., May 24, 2017. The air station is the testing sight for the F-35’s capabilities. This site will be responsible for the overall design and improvements to the F-35 throughout…

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Fiscal 2017 defense budget request seeks balance

Posted February 10, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Balance is at the heart of the fiscal 2017 defense budget request, the DoD comptroller said during an interview Feb. 8. Budgeteers had to maintain balance among compensation, readiness, modernization and size of the force, said Mike McCord, the department’s chief financial officer. Balance is needed to ensure the military can fight the wars of…

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Carter, Mentor Discuss Innovation

Posted September 19, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his mentor, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, discussed the importance of innovation in defense during a talk at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19. Carter said innovation will ensure the American military remains the best in the world. Perry was instrumental in moving the Defense Department from…

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Air Force photograph by Roland Balik
Defense

An era of Dover-built TF39 engines throttles down

Posted April 15, 2016 by Roland Balik

As the number of legacy C-5 Galaxy aircraft are converted to C-5M Super Galaxies, the need for General Electric TF39 high pressure turbine engines will become a thing of the past by late 2017, as they are replaced by the quieter and more powerful General Electric CF6-80C2 turbofan engine.

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