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Air Force leaders say increased funding is improving readiness

Posted October 10, 2018 by

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein thanked Congress for providing the resources necessary to restore the service’s readiness while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support Oct. 10, 2018. During her testimony, Wilson praised Congress for…

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Secretary of the Navy names newest Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship

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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced Oct. 9 that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32). The future USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) is named in honor of Santa Barbara, Calif., and is the third ship to bear the name. “I am pleased to name the…

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Secretary of the Navy names newest Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship

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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced Oct. 9 that the next Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). The future USS Beloit (LCS 29) is named in honor of Beloit, Wisc., and is the first ship to bear the name. “The city and citizens of Beloit have been a…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: The pilot who killed King Kong

Posted October 10, 2018 by

There was only one man who took part in the hunt for Pancho Villa, the Doolittle Raid, the Flying Tigers, the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri and even stopping King Kong’s rampage in New York City. He was one of the Air Force’s most innovative, exceptional, and adventurous leaders. That man was Brig. Gen….

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Centcom commander discusses regional hotspots

Posted October 8, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Iran are just a few of the hotspots the commander of U.S. Central Command spoke about Oct. 4 as he discussed the range of operations in the area during a Pentagon news conference.

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Raytheon, US Army improve TOW missile

Posted October 8, 2018 by

Army photograph Raytheon systems like the TOW missile enable ground forces to achieve overmatch against adversary armored and wheeled systems, regardless of the environment or conditions. TUCSON, Ariz.–The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $21 million contract to develop a new propulsion system for the venerable TOW® missile. The contract funds a three-year effort…

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U.S. Air Force designates GO1 hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A

Posted October 5, 2018 by

The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division.

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Navy to christen guided-missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr.

Posted October 5, 2018 by

The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), Oct. 6, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.   The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. is the first ship named in honor of Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen…

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First Hawaii deployment proves B-2 strategic flexibility to ensure free, open Indo-Pacific

Posted October 5, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force deployment is parked on the flightline Sept. 26, 2018. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber with a wingspan…

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Modernizing the Army’s OPFOR program to become a near-peer sparring partner

Posted October 3, 2018 by Mario J. Hoffmann

While the United States fought conflicts and insurgencies in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa over the last 17 years, potential adversaries were studying U.S. operations and developing sophisticated weapons, munitions and disruptive technologies.

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