Defense

Soldier Center tests new Army combat boot prototypes

Posted January 11, 2019 by

Army photograph by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center at Natick is testing new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes at three different basic training and active duty installations over the next four months. The effort will gather Soldier feedback toward development of improved footwear. Pictured, a U.S….

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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

Posted January 9, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Holly Ardern Runners participate in the 2018 Air Force Marathon. The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners. Marathon staff have added a 1K kids’ run, called the Tailwind Trot, and…

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Successful drop: Soldiers test low-cost parachute system

Posted January 9, 2019 by Capt. Jerry Duong and 1st Lt. Andrew Garrido

Soldiers and Marines partnered to train with and test a low-cost parachute system at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 10, 2018.

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Arnold Air Force Base hosts 2018 Air Force Test Center Strategic Offsite

Posted January 9, 2019 by Bradley Hicks

The mission of the Air Force Test Center is to “conduct Developmental Test and Evaluation of air, space and cyber systems to provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers.”

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Q & A with test center commander

Posted January 9, 2019 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph by Bradley Hicks Air Force Test Center Commander Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, right, is greeted by Sean Smith outside of the Aerodynamic & Propulsion Test Unit during Azzano’s Nov. 16 tour of Arnold Air Force Base. Azzano and other AFTC leadership recently visited Arnold to take part in the AFTC Strategic Offsite….

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Innovation in tight spaces

Posted January 7, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson

As Hurricane Michael churned toward the Emerald Coast of Florida, F-35A Lightning IIs from the 33rd Fighter Wing based at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., here evacuated to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to avoid the storm’s path and potential catastrophic damage.

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MQ-1B accident investigation report released

Posted January 7, 2019 by

An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft crashed Sept. 4, 2017, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility while forward-deployed and participating in a combat support mission. At the time of the mishap, the aircraft was being operated by an aircrew from the 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, Creech Air Force Base, Nev. According to an…

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Uniform code of military justice changes

Posted January 5, 2019 by

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Military Justice Act of 2016 will instate the most reform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Manual for Courts-Martial in decades, modernizing dated aspects of the military justice system while also providing transparency. “The Military Justice Act represents the most significant change to the military justice system since…

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Leaving Pentagon, Mattis urges workers to ‘keep faith’ in U.S.

Posted January 2, 2019 by Robert Burns

Jim Mattis ended one of history's more turbulent tenures as defense secretary Dec. 31 by re-emphasizing a key difference with President Donald Trump and encouraging Pentagon employees, civilian and military, to “hold fast” in safeguarding the nation.

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Shanahan addresses DOD

Posted January 2, 2019 by Patrick M. Shanahan

Under the direction of President Trump, the Department of Defense remains focused on safeguarding our nation. We have deep respect for Secretary Mattis’ lifetime of service, and it has been a privilege to serve as his deputy secretary. As acting secretary of defense, I now look forward to working with President Trump to carry out…

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