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Special tactics Airmen killed in hostile incident

Posted August 28, 2015 by

Two special tactics airmen, who were deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, were killed near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and SSgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces uniforms opened fire on them. NATO service members…

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Commissary food bank donations top 4 million pounds

Posted August 27, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – In a classic case of a crisis creating an opportunity, the government shutdown of 2013 served as a catalyst to revive donations from military commissaries to local food banks, with the stores donating more than 4 million pounds of groceries to date, including an expected 2 million pounds this year alone….

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Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted August 27, 2015 by

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service paid a dividend of $224 million in 2014 to morale, welfare and recreation efforts for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs such as youth services, family counseling…

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To print a missile: Raytheon research points to 3-D printing for tomorrow’s technology

Posted August 27, 2015 by

The day is coming when missiles can be printed.  Researchers at Raytheon Missile Systems say they have already created nearly every component of a guided weapon using additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing. The components include rocket engines, fins, parts for the guidance and control systems, and more. “You could potentially have these…

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To Meet the Future:

Posted August 25, 2015 by

The future of warfare is changing, and the US and its allies must maintain their leadership in electromagnetic operations to stay ahead of their adversaries, according to Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business. Yuse stressed the need to advance electronic warfare, or EW, during a wide ranging interview with the Journal of…

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Missile Defense Multi-tasking: LM designing single-launch approach to multiple threats

Posted August 25, 2015 by Staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Interceptors equipped with a next-generation system that can defeat multiple complex missile threats with just one launch would make U.S. missile defense capabilities even more effective. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has begun work in Sunnyvale, California, to define the concept for a Multi-Object Kill Vehicle missile defense system for the U.S. Missile Defense…

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Motivated by education, opportunity: Airman finds second home with AF

Posted August 18, 2015 by Senior Airman Diana M. Cossaboom

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Many words are used to describe the United States; some call it the land of plenty, freedom or equality, but at least one Airman regards it as…

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Use your GI Bill wisely

Posted August 18, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Scott Robbins

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  — Use Your GI Bill Wisely–It’s Worth More Than You Think. I’m constantly preaching to my Airmen about how completing a CCAF and Bachelor’s degree program will further their career opportunities in and out of the Air Force.  However, with a little bit of forethought, planning and the full utilization of all…

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Raytheon offers tips on making the most of a military resume

Posted August 17, 2015 by Raytheon Public Affairs

For veterans, finding a civilian job can be the hardest part of leaving the military. But many skills that veterans learn in the service carry over well to the civilian job market. Raytheon employs more than 10,000 veterans, and Raytheon.com asked a few of them for advice on making military experience stand out on a…

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Military and civilian first responders partner in Pathfinder-Minutemen exercise

Posted August 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel 

CAMP RILEA, Ore. — U.S. Air Force Reserve pararescuemen from the 304th Rescue Squadron — a geographically-separated unit belonging to the 943rd Rescue Group — participated in Operation Pathfinder-Minuteman at Camp Rilea, Astoria, OR, as part of an earthquake/tsunami disaster drill Aug. 4-6. More than 250 participants from U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), U.S. Air Force Reserve, Army…

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