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U.S., NATO wrap up Saber Strike 17

Posted June 27, 2017 by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Saber Strike 17, a month-long exercise including 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries, wraps up June 24, 2017. The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland beginning May 28.

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The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 / XM18

Posted July 24, 2017 by

Army photograph by SFC Teddy Wade Sgt. Luis Cruz fires a M9 pistol during the 2017 Army Materiel Command’s Best Warrior Competition July 18, 2017, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 and XM18 will be fielded by the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., in November.   Sig Sauer…

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Hill AFB, UTTR evaluation exercises close

Posted August 25, 2017 by

Evaluation exercises Combat Hammer and Combat Archer ended Aug. 18 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.

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Technological innovations in the history of the U.S. Air Force

Posted September 19, 2017 by

From the earliest days of flight, airmen strived to set or exceed new altitude, speed, and distance records. The USAF has fostered new technologies resulting in sometimes exponential improvements in these and other areas.

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Army looking at the next generation of combat vehicles

Posted October 9, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

Soldiers today move about in and conduct combat operations from, among other things, the Stryker, the Bradley, or the Abrams tank. But the Army has started work now to determine what will take Soldiers to the fight in 2035 and beyond.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 6

Posted November 6, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein speaks at the 2017 Thanks USA Supporting our Troops Gala, and the Air Force continues to support recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

Posted December 4, 2017 by by Devon L. Suits

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

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AFRL’s AgilePod shows ISR versatility during Scorpion fit test

Posted January 3, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

To be ‘agile’ means to be nimble, responsive and able to adapt quickly and easily to any situation. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s premier intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance pod, the AgilePod, lived up to its moniker as it integrated seamlessly onto the Scorpion light attack ISR aircraft recently.

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C-17 crews help realign assets to Afghanistan

Posted February 9, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson

Late in January, at an altitude of nearly 30,000 feet, a 174-foot long aircraft cuts through the air with more than 40,000 pounds of thrust per engine.

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Amid little scrutiny, US military ramps up in Afghanistan

Posted March 12, 2018 by

The U.S. is bolstering its military presence in Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the war started. Is anyone paying attention? Consider this: At a Senate hearing this last week on top U.S. security threats, the word “Afghanistan” was spoken exactly four times, each during introductory remarks. In the ensuing two hours of questions for…

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