Defense

AF Materiel Command to transition to AcqDemo

Posted December 16, 2015 by Stacey Geiger

About 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command non-bargaining unit civilian employees will transition to the Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project pay system in June 2016, according to AFMC officials. “This is a win-win for both employees and managers. It will support employee personal and professional growth, and for supervisors, it will give them more control and…

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40th flies with Formidable Shield

Posted October 25, 2017 by Samuel King Jr.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Brandi Hansen Senior Airman Clinton Begnoche, from the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Aviano Air Force Base, Italy, marshals out Lt. Col. John Caldwell, a test pilot from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, during a local area orientation flight. Aircrew from the 40th Flight Test Squadron at Eglin Air…

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Defense

Making projection of hard power possible

Posted October 3, 2016 by Katharina McFarland

Our nation today faces unprecedented threats to its sovereignty, both domestically and internationally.

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50-year old Minuteman motor passes static fire test

Posted December 19, 2016 by Alicia Garges

As part of its mission of storing and maintaining decommissioned solid Intercontinental Ballistic Missile stages, the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Rocket System Launch Program, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., routinely conducts robust aging surveillance efforts including conducting static fire tests.

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Holloman fighter squadron receives final six-ship

Posted September 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chase Cannon Two F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi under an arch of water as they arrive at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., to join the 8th Fighter Squadron Sept. 21, 2017. These F-16s were part of the final six-ship formation from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, as they prepare for…

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Air Force photograph by TSgt. Nadine Y. Barclay
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From air to ground, RPAs partner with JTACs to accomplish mission objectives

Posted January 15, 2016 by TSgt. Nadine Y. Barclay

As we enter 2016, the demand for remotely piloted aircraft in conflict areas around the world continues to rise, and with it, the misconceptions about this unique capability are on the rise.

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Defense

Effects of South Asia strategy already being felt, Mattis tells Senate

Posted October 4, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Army Sgt. James K. McCann Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2017. Mattis testified alongside Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the political and security situation in Afghanistan. The certainty engendered by President Donald…

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USS Porter conducts first SeaRAM firing from DDG

Posted March 11, 2016 by

Sailors of USS Porter (DDG 78), a guided-missile destroyer stationed in Rota, Spain, successfully completed a live-fire test from a SeaRAM missile system March 4. SeaRAM, which replaced Porter’s aft Close-In Weapon System mount, is a self-contained detect-to-engage ship self-defense capability that combines the sensor systems of a CIWS with an 11-round Rolling Airframe Missile…

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Navy names destroyer for Medal of Honor recipient

Posted July 29, 2016 by

In a ceremony at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., July 28, 2016, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. Barnum also served…

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Around the Air Force: Sept. 5

Posted September 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen conduct a show of force with allies, rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey and train with the Romania military.

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