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Defense

First combat training capability enhances associated units pilot, joint relationships

Posted July 2, 2018 by Spec. Charlotte Carulli

Approximately 3,500 Soldiers from the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. National Guard and the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) partnered together to complete their first exportable Combat Training Capability, or XCTC, rotation.

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U.S. Navy kicks off 26th RIMPAC exercise

Posted July 2, 2018 by

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. John D. Alexander announced today the start of the world's largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

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Australia to buy Triton, delivering maritime domain awareness

Posted June 27, 2018 by

The Australian Department of Defence officially announced its plan June 26, 2018 to purchase the Northrop Grumman-built Triton aircraft system, further cementing the company’s commitment to a longstanding U.S. ally.

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KC-130J completes successful Harvest HAWK Plus testing

Posted June 25, 2018 by

The Tactical Airlift Program Office Integrated Warfighting Capability Weapons team celebrated a successful five-week developmental and integrated test (DT/IT) live fire event utilizing a newly configured KC-130J with the Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit (HAWK) Plus (HH+) installed.

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Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

Posted June 22, 2018 by Alex R. Lloyd

What do you do with airplanes that were built in the early 1960s and are planned to be flying well past their 70th birthday? You give them a structural makeover that will provide the strength and longevity to go the distance.

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Global partners work together to streamline C-17 operations

Posted June 22, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Jaclyn Sumayao

Personnel from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Air Force leaders and Boeing representatives hosted the C-17 Globemaster III Enterprise Home Station Check Lean Event at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 18.

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USAF, RAAF integrate over Queensland

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off from Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of a routine Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission over south-east Queensland, Australia, June 19, 2018 (HST). The…

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Existing Huey bases will receive replacement aircraft

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Air Force photograph A UH-1N Huey helicopter prepares to land at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Air Force bases currently flying the UH-1N will receive upgraded aircraft sometime between 2020 and 2032. The Air Force announced June 20, 2018, that each UH-1N Huey location will receive replacement aircraft. The Air Force is replacing the UH-1N…

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Advanced Arresting Gear traps first E-2C

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Navy photograph JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – The E-2C Hawkeye completes its first arrestment with Advanced Arresting Gear at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J., June 8. The E-2C is the latest platform participating in ongoing AAG performance testing to ensure the system can support the full USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)…

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FRC East achieves another F-35 milestone, completing first F-35A, C modifications

Posted June 20, 2018 by

Navy photograph A piloted Lightning II F-35A, AF-10, taxis along the Fleet Readiness Center East flight line June 7, head to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The departure signifies the depot’s achievement of having now received, modified and returned all variants — Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force — of the fifth generation aircraft. The…

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