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Record number attend 13th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry

Posted July 23, 2018 by Bryan Ripple

Air Force photograph by Michelle Gigante Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, addresses a crowd of more than 600 at the Wright Dialogue with Industry event July 17, 2018 at the Dayton Convention Center. The two-and-a-half-day event was sponsored by Dayton Defense, and included comprehensive presentations, panel discussions, and…

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US, Italian air forces, NATO work together for exercise Spartan Alliance 18-8

Posted July 23, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Waller

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Waller Italian Aeronautica Militare (air force) 2nd Lt. Luca D’Onofrio, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, calls in coordinates during exercise Spartan Alliance 18-8, July 19, 2018, at Einsiedlerhof, Germany. Spartan Alliance began in 2015 and is a large command and control weapon system, air and ground simulator training exercise…

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U.S. Army conducts first RIMPAC joint live-fire sinking exercise as multi-domain task force

Posted July 23, 2018 by Army Capt. Capt. Rachael Jeffcoat

The U.S. Army's Multi Domain Task Force Tactical Command Post operating at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands in Hawaii is filled with energy and tension.

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South Asia strategy working in Afghanistan, Centcom commander says

Posted July 23, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters July 19.

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U.S., Japanese, Indian forces begin annual mine countermeasures exercise

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Jordan Crouch Mineman 1st Class Justin Crabtree, from Diamondhead, Mississippi, lowers a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) into the water to track mines and simulate delivering an explosive package. Chief is participating in the annual bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA with the Japanese…

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Atomic Age: Alamogordo and the bomb

Posted July 20, 2018 by Arlan Ponder

Courtesy photograph The birth of the Atomic Age took place precisely at 5:29 a.m., July 16, 1945, on a remote 18 mile by 24 mile portion of the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range northwest of then-Alamogordo Army Air Field, N.M. On a rain-soaked Monday morning in 1945 in an area known to locals and early…

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California Army National Guard helps firefighters battle forest fire

Posted July 20, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza U.S. Army engineers from the California Army National Guard’s 132nd Multirole Bridge Company, 579th Engineer Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, shift a ramp while dismantling a floating bridge July 14, 2018 at Cache Creek Regional Park, Yolo County, Calif., where the 132nd constructed a temporary floating bridge to…

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Army Futures Command to build on 3 pillars ‘to ensure we can fight and win’

Posted July 20, 2018 by David Vergun

"We'll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight," said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 18.

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Air Force Tech Report: Pilot training next

Posted July 20, 2018 by

The Air Force is searching for new ways to train pilots more efficiently and quickly. Leveraging virtual and augmented reality is a key part of the experimental Pilot Training Next program. It’s an effort that could help streamline the Air Force effort to quickly get qualified pilots in the air.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: BMT

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Tomorrow’s Airmen all get their start at Lackland Air Force Base where citizens have been transforming into Airmen since 1942. It makes no difference whether you were a pickle or faced the B.E.A.S.T., Basic Military Training is the one thing that all enlisted Airmen have in common.

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