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Aug. 16 marks 50th anniversary of first Minuteman III launch

Posted August 17, 2018 by Bill Medema

Fifty years ago, 1968 was a tumultuous year, from North Vietnam’s surprise “Tet Offensive” to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination;, from race riots in major U.S. cities to the first humans orbiting the moon.

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Defense

Airmen, Marines partner in postal operations

Posted August 17, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Dana Cable

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable Airman 1st Class Ladavion Humphrey, 407th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron postal mail clerk, operates a forklift to unload a mail delivery truck, Aug. 6, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The post office processes and sorts over 1,000 pieces of incoming mail each day….

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Wing fires F-35A cannon for first time

Posted August 17, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Todd Cromar Pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron were the first operational unit to fire the F-35A’s 25 mm cannon in a strafing run during training. The two-ship formation fired on two sets of ground targets on the Utah Test and Training range Aug. 13. Loading and firing…

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Mobile command post advances set the course for survivability and overmatch

Posted August 15, 2018 by Kathryn Bailey

Army command post stakeholders recently attended a demonstration here that featured emerging expeditionary mission command technologies with one primary benchmark -- mobility.

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Defense

Exercise Pitch Black 2018 strengthens alliances

Posted August 15, 2018 by Senior Airman Savannah L. Waters

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Savannah Waters U.S. Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander (right), speaks with Senior Master Sgt. Eric Bennett (middle), 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendent, and Capt. Donovan Ricks (left), 80th AMU officer in charge, during Exercise Pitch Black 2018, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin,…

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Defense audit provides improved accounting for spending, inventories

Posted August 13, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith Pentagon Comptroller David L. Norquist, the Defense Department’s chief financial officer, briefs reporters on the President Donald J. Trump’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2018. The Defense Department audit that is underway will allow leaders in the White House, the Pentagon and…

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Defense

Army, Air Force team on sensor to shooter prototype for multi-domain battle

Posted August 13, 2018 by Claire Heininger

In a high-intensity conflict against a sophisticated adversary, the speed and accuracy of long-range fires could be the difference between advance and retreat.

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NRL’s sun imaging telescopes fly on NASA Parker solar probe

Posted August 13, 2018 by

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11 to better understand how the Sun affects our solar system. 

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Defense

Pacific Angel 2018 kicks off in Sri Lanka

Posted August 10, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase Members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Sri Lankan Air Force smile after a tooth extraction during Pacific Angel 16-3 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Aug. 16, 2016. Operation PACANGEL 16 is a joint and combined humanitarian assistance operation. Led by Pacific Air Forces, the…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 8

Posted August 10, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, Falcon rockets are being considered to deliver cargo, security forces Airmen will once again compete in the Defender Challenge and the Air Reserve Personnel Center aims to reduce call wait times.

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