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Around the Air Force: June 6

Posted June 6, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein speaks at the 2018 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks on the importance of the State Partnership Program, strengthening international alliances.

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Brighter, lighter laser helps Soldiers get on target faster

Posted June 4, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army's new Multifunction Aiming Light, or MFAL, really shines in helping Soldiers to quickly and successfully engage an enemy target, says Curtis Brookshire Jr., a systems engineer at Program Executive Office Soldier.

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RQ-4 Global Hawks arrive at Misawa AB

Posted June 4, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman An RQ-4 Global Hawk, assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, lands at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 1, 2018, for a temporary intra-theater routine deployment. The movement maintains operations for Global Hawks during months of inclement weather endured at Andersen,…

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Final phases of Airborne testing complete on smaller laser targeting device

Posted June 4, 2018 by Mr. Mike Shelton

The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate here, in conjunction with elements of the 82nd Airborne Division, completed final phases of Airborne testing for the Laser Target Locator Module, or LTLM II, recently.

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Around the Air Force: June 1

Posted June 4, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force the Department of Defense Warrior Games are underway, combat search and rescue Airmen get realistic training during exercise Red Flag Rescue, and a new security-plus course is helping train network security Airmen.

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Davidson pledges to continue mission at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Posted June 1, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Navy photograph by PO2 James Mullen Adm. Phil Davidson, left, relieves Adm. Harry Harris, right, as commander of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM). USPACOM is committed to enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, responding to contingencies, deterring aggression, and, when necessary, fighting to win. The name of U.S. Pacific…

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Small, birdlike UAS to provide eyes in the sky for Soldiers

Posted June 1, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army has plans to purchase 61 Black Hornet III small unmanned aerial systems, or SUASs, which are designed to provide reconnaissance support at squad level.

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F-22 Raptors return to Kadena Air Base

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to 525th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson taxis at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 29, 2018 (HST). The F-22s are part of the Indo-Pacific Command’s theater security package (TSP) deployment to the Indo-Pacific region signify a continued commitment to…

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U.S. Navy announces 26th Rim of the Pacific Exercise

Posted June 1, 2018 by

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

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RAF Warrant Officer leads renovation of 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt’s grave

Posted May 30, 2018 by Charles Haymond

Courtesy photograph Royal Air Force Master Aircrew Keith Wing, 56 Squadron Rivet Joint specialist, clears snow from the grave of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt February 2018, at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Neb. Wing prompted the process of having the gravestone raised to make the full inscription legible. The recent restoration of 1st Lt….

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