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Defense

Navy scientists use WWII test tunnel to develop high-energy laser weapons for fleet

Posted April 24, 2017 by John Joyce

The Navy's top laser experts transformed a tunnel crucial to gun range operations during World War II into a vital new capability for testing laser technologies, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced April 21.

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DOD releases update of manual governing defense intel activities

Posted August 12, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department has released an update of procedures, first published in 1982, that govern the conduct of DOD intelligence activities.

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USS Nitze assists stranded Iranian mariners

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Casey J. Hopkins Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) render assistance to a distressed Iranian vessel. Nitze, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Guided-missile destroyer USS…

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SecNav names next amphibious assault ship

Posted November 10, 2016 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Nov. 9 that the name of the next America-class amphibious assault ship will be USS Bougainville (LHA 8). The naming ceremony took place at Camp Lejeune, N.C. LHA-8 will be the second ship to be named after Bougainville, an island in the northern Solomons, which was the location…

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USS Ford achieves important milestone

Posted June 13, 2016 by PO3 Cathrine Mae O. Campbell

Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed its turn ship evolution June 11. This is a major milestone that brings the country's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier another step closer to delivery and commissioning later this year.

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Soaring through the skies during RF-A 18-1

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron based at Kadena Air Base, Japan, moves into position to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 2, 2018. The 18 AGRS…

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Weapons squadrons integrate combat skillsets

Posted October 26, 2016 by Senior Airman Curt Beach

From 28,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, Capt. Lance Adsit and Lt. Col. Erik Johnson, B-52 Stratofortress pilots, looked out their cockpit window to the right and see a fellow bomber aircraft soaring through the clouds; two B-1B Lancers shared the airspace far to the south.

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Tech Report: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Posted June 29, 2016 by

Never leave an Airman behind. In this Air Force Tech Report, we look at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as they search far and wide for any remains of service members lost during conflicts to ensure closure is brought to their families.

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Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts B-52 for HERO testing

Posted January 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is undergoing Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Hypersonic CTF oversight shifts to Arnold EDC

Posted December 2, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The Hypersonic Combined Test Force here saw a shift in leadership Dec. 1`, as oversight of the unit was transferred to the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.

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