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Around the Air Force: Aug. 7

Posted August 8, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, eight officers are selected for a three month program where they’ll learn about Air Force technologies, and Air Force moms who are nursing are authorized to wear a breastfeeding t-shirt.

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Air Force releases Light Attack Aircraft draft request for proposal

Posted August 8, 2018 by

The Air Force shared a draft request for proposal for the Light Attack Aircraft with Sierra Nevada/Embraer and Textron Aviation following the conclusion of the second phase of the Light Attack Experiment. This is the first step in working with industry towards the final RFP release that is expected in December 2018. Air Force acquisition…

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New DOD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

Posted August 6, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Deployed service members are going to have to ditch their “geolocation devices” in response to a new memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan. This includes physical fitness aids, applications in phones that track locations, and other devices and apps that pinpoint and track the location of individuals. “Effective immediately, Defense Department personnel are…

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Flying training reimagined as first PTN class graduates

Posted August 6, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons

The U.S. Air Force’s pilot training landscape took a significant step forward in reimagining how Airmen learn to fly as 13 students from the first iteration of Pilot Training Next pinned on their silver wings in a ceremony Aug. 3, 2018, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Austin, Texas.

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Three aircraft carriers to change homeports

Posted August 6, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO1 Arthurgwain L. Marquez The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participates in a group sail during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise off the coast of Hawaii, July 26, 2018. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships and five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from…

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Burlington (EPF 10) successfully completes acceptance trials

Posted August 6, 2018 by

The Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, Burlington, successfully completed Acceptance Trials, Aug. 3 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of Mexico.  The ship successfully demonstrated the readiness of its equipment and systems for operations, both dockside and underway, for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.  The ship returned to the Austal…

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$717 billion budget critical to rebuilding, restoring readiness, Pentagon officials say

Posted August 3, 2018 by

The Defense Department has applauded the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at the swiftest pace in 20 years, Pentagon officials said Aug. 1. In a statement, DOD officials noted that this year’s bill passed with overwhelmingly bipartisan support — a vote of 87-10 in the Senate and 359-54 in the…

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Rimpac features last flight for RQ-7B Shadow

Posted August 3, 2018 by Marine Corps Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torees

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres A Marine Corps RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft system assigned to Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3 prepares to launch in support of an amphibious landing demonstration as part of the Rim of the Pacific exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, July 29, 2018. The launch was the…

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Stratcom commander highlights force readiness

Posted August 3, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

The men and women of U.S. Strategic Command are ready to respond to any threat, Stratcom’s commander said Aug. 1 in La Vista, Nev. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten  noted positive developments regarding North Korea, including the United States and South Korea engaging in talks with that country.

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U.S. Air Force B-52s train with U.S. Navy P-8s in East China Sea

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission Aug. 2, 2018. This mission was flown in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations, which are a key component to improving combined and joint service…

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