Army photograph by Spec. John Cress Jr.
Defense

Area Denial

Posted June 8, 2016 by Edward Chin, Christopher E. Kramer and Ken R. Schulters

The Army has significantly increased its emphasis on training for combined arms maneuver and wide area security operations in contemporary and future operational environments.

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USS Nitze assists stranded Iranian mariners

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Navy photograph by PO3 Casey J. Hopkins Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) render assistance to a distressed Iranian vessel. Nitze, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Guided-missile destroyer USS…

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F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted April 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Air Force photograph by A1C Ridge Shan An F-35A Lightning II taxis from the runway onto the flight line after successfully completing a sortie, Dec. 14, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The first F-35s will arrive in Norway in 2017. The F-35 is being adopted internationally by eight partner nations, including Norway, Italy…

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U.S. Marine Corps receives approval for CH-53K King Stallion production

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Marine Corps photograph The CH-53K King Stallion returns to the Sikorsky Development Flight Test Center after completing its first gun-fire testing on March 22, 2017. The Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) approved the Navy’s request for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program…

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Carter previews FY2017 defense budget request

Posted February 3, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Addressing diverse global challenges requires new thinking, new postures in some regions and new and enhanced capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 2 during a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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Deputy Defense Secretary to help DARPA christen new class of sea vessel

Posted April 8, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD photograph by MSgt. Adrian Cadiz On his last trip to the West Coast, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work was briefed on the function and capability of the National Ignition Facility as he toured the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., during a visit Aug. 5, 2015. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work this…

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F-15’s at Arctic Fighter Meet 16 reinforce defense capability

Posted June 1, 2016 by SrA. Erin Babis

Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin Babis A 493rd Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle and a Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon taxi to the runway for training exercise Arctic Fighter Meet 2016, Bodø Main Air Station, Norway, May 25, 2016. This training exercise allowed forward-based U.S. Airmen and aircraft from RAF Lakenheath to train…

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Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr
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Eglin activates F-35 Partner Support Complex

Posted May 13, 2016 by 1st Lt Amanda Farr

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Amanda Farr Robert Kraus, the new F-35 Partner Support Complex director, unfurls the unit’s guidon during an activation ceremony May 11, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The complex will provide mission data, intelligence support, lab facilities and training to the eight partner countries purchasing F-35 Lightning II…

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Last HC-130 leaves 58th SOW

Posted October 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Bud Cordova The last active-duty aircrew for the HC-130 P/N King poses for a photo at Kirtland before taking off to bring the plane to Patrick Air Reserve Base, Florida. Crew members are, from left, Maj. Christian Walley, Maj. Sean Bell, Lt. Col. Kit Flanders, Master Sgt. Bobby Martinez, Staff Sgt….

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NAVAIR putting virtual reality in new flight trainers

Posted December 4, 2017 by Jeff Newman

Naval Air Systems Command is looking to leverage virtual reality technology to build flight simulation trainers that are deployable, improve fidelity, make better use of actual training flights and save money. The Naval Aviation Training Systems program office is currently developing new trainers for the F/A-18 Super Hornet, TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter and T-45…

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