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Air Force establishes Pentagon-based AFSPC vice commander position

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Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson assumed the newly-created Air Force Space Command vice commander position on April 4, 2018, after pinning on his third star.

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F-35B visits CENTCOM as it prepares to enter theater

Posted April 6, 2018 by Lance Cpl. Taryn Escott,

Marine Corps photograph Lt. Col. Chad Vaughn, an F-35B Lightning II pilot stationed at Marine Aircraft Group 11, out of Yuma, Ariz. briefs GEN. Joseph L. Votel, commander of United States Central Command. The purpose of the visit was to inform CENTCOM senior leaders of the capabilities of the aircraft and how it meets the…

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Senior enlisted leader discusses Afghan mission

Posted April 6, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Navy PO1 Dominique A. Pineiro Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, and Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman, talk while traveling from Train, Advise, Assist Command East at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk…

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Centcom commander discusses stabilization posture in Iraq, Syria

Posted April 6, 2018 by Marine Corps Sgt. David Staten

Administration officials, military leaders, senior Iraqi representatives and regional experts discussed views on Iraq and Syria at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., April 3.

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Basic training might be lengthened, says Army secretary

Posted April 6, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army wants Soldiers who complete basic combat training and advanced individual training to be ready to deploy "on day one" once they reach their units, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.

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U.S. Air Force Airmen, B-52H bombers arrive in Australia to train with Australian counterparts

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, sits parked on the flightline at Royal Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, March 29, 2018. Two B-52s arrived to the small base in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command’s Enhanced…

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DOD, DHS to work with governors to deploy Guardsmen to southern border

Posted April 6, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen briefs reporters at the White House, April 4, 2018. President Donald J. Trump has directed the Defense and Homeland Security departments to work with state governors to deploy National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border, a top official said April 4. Speaking to reporters at the…

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Army secretary lays out modernization vision, priorities in visit to historic Army arsenal

Posted April 4, 2018 by John B. Snyder

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper March 30 made his first visit to the Army's historic Watervliet Arsenal in New York to assess the arsenal's ability to support the rising readiness challenges facing today's and tomorrow's Soldiers.

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F-35 touches down for the first time in South America

Posted April 2, 2018 by Kiley Dougherty

Air Force graphic Graphic commemorating two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing landing in South America for the 2018 Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio marking the first time the F-35 has been to South America. Two F-35 Lightning II’s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base,…

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Air Force officer integrates with carrier operations

Posted April 2, 2018 by 2nd Lt. Savannah Stephens

Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Duval, 33rd Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations officer[Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.], participated in a maintenance officer exchange program March 16-22, 2018 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).

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