Defense

Around the Air Force: Aug. 23

Posted August 24, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, President Donald Trump posthumously awards Tech. Sgt. John Chapman the Medal of Honor and an Air Force Reservist is nominated for promotion to four-star general.

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F-35C boards Ike for developmental testing

Posted October 7, 2015 by PO2 Hillary Browning

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) accomplished its first arrested landing of an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, Oct. 2.

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works christens future USS Rafael Peralta

Posted November 2, 2015 by

On Oct. 31, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works christened the U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer Rafael Peralta (DDG 115). The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed Nov. 15, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in house-to-house urban combat….

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Stethem joins with PLA(N) to conduct exercise

Posted November 25, 2015 by PO2 Kevin V. Cunningham

Navy photograph Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) joined with People’s Liberation Army-Navy PLA(N) guided-missile frigate Xuzhou (FFG 530) to practice the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea and conduct a search-and-rescue exercise, Nov. 20. Stethem concluded a scheduled port visit to PLA(N) East Sea Fleet of Shanghai that same day, where crew…

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Juno PTV successfully launched for Missile Defense Test

Posted December 21, 2015 by

The U.S. Air Force's Rocket Systems Launch Program and its mission partners successfully completed the fourth launch of a Patriot Test Vehicle today from the U.S. Army's Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M.

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First combat Raptor, Maloney’s Pony, rides into Edwards

Posted January 15, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

The 411th Flight Test Squadron got a first-hand look at a legend in June and November of 2015 when F-22 tail number 09-0174 "Maloney's Pony" landed at Edwards.

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Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted February 8, 2016 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits.

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Carter: Budget reflects defense needs in new strategic era

Posted February 26, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal accounts for America’s leading role as an underwriter of worldwide security and the need to invest in technologies and people in a new strategic era, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 25.

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Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

Posted March 14, 2016 by

The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current and future mission…

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World’s largest maritime exercise underway in Middle East

Posted April 4, 2016 by

The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East.

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