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AF selects locations for next two Air National Guard F-35 bases

Posted December 22, 2017 by

The Air Force has selected Truax Field Air National Guard Base, Wisc., and Dannelly Field, Ala., as the preferred locations for the next two Air National Guard F-35A bases.

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Mattis is first Pentagon chief to visit Guantanamo since 2002

Posted December 22, 2017 by Robert Burns

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the American Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to offer holiday greetings to troops Dec. 21. It was the first trip there by a Pentagon chief in almost 16 years. Mattis was meeting with troops, not touring the detention facilities or discussing detainee policy options. His stay comes amid…

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U.S. troops serving overseas during holidays make a sacrifice for peace, security

Posted December 22, 2017 by Jim Garamone

It's the holidays, and millions of Americans are making their way to visit family and friends. But hundreds of thousands of military personnel will not be traveling. Based around the globe, they will continue to protect the United States.

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Happy Holidays from Air Force senior leaders, spouses

Posted December 22, 2017 by

Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson and her husband, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright and their spouses, wish all Airmen and families season’s greetings.

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Around the Air Force: Dec. 22

Posted December 22, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Nellis AFB hosts a Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Operation Ham Grenade provides ham and other goods for service members, and North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Operation Santa

Posted December 20, 2017 by

What started as a simple typo, turned into yearly tradition where every year the North American Aerospace Defense Command helps children all over the world track Santa. Track Santa this year at www.noradsanta.org.

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Hill AFB F-35A maintainers passing the Pacific TSP test

Posted December 13, 2017 by Donovan K. Potter

Five weeks into the first F-35A Pacific Theater Security Package deployment, the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team is at full stride.

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Navy completes LRASM milestone test event

Posted December 13, 2017 by

Navy photograph U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer releases the Navy’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile during a test event Dec. 8, 2017, off the coast of California. The U.S. Navy is closer to delivering its new Long Range Anti-Ship Missile after completing another milestone test flight from an Air Force  B-1B Lancer Dec. 8 over Point…

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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

Posted December 11, 2017 by David Vergun

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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Officials announce first DOD-wide audit, call for budget certainty

Posted December 11, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced Dec. 7, 2017. Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist and chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White spoke during the Pentagon news conference, in which they also addressed the possibility of a government shutdown when the continuing resolution that has…

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