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Air Force funds research on thermal management technology for fighter aircraft

Posted November 21, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Managing heat generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort that is identifying improved methods for heat conduction and rejection…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Posted November 21, 2014 by Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

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DOD highlights warrior, family care at Rehabilitation Expo

Posted November 21, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department hosted a rehabilitation expo Thursday as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their Families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior…

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Marines: Deployed Service members celebrate 239th USMC Birthday

Posted November 14, 2014 by 1st Lt. Colleen Mcfadden

Two centuries ago, the United States welcomed the humble birth of its elite fighting force, the United States Marine Corps. Over the course of the next 239 years, the Marine Corps has seen action across the face of the earth, “from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.”

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Air Force: Academy civilian saves Air Force $33,000 through Airmen Powered by Innovation program

Posted November 14, 2014 by Amber Baillie

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The purpose of the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, launched in April, is to make every dollar count and allow Airmen to share innovative ideas to improve the Air Force. One human resources assistant here did just that, saving the Academy time and $33,000 annually. In May, Luana Kennedy,…

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DOD: Defense Department celebrates Military Family Month in November

Posted November 7, 2014 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — November in America traditionally is a month of thankfulness, and the Defense Department chose this month to recognize those who support the nation’s armed forces but who don’t wear the uniform: military Families. Barbara Thompson directs the department’s Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, and Special Needs. She recently spoke with DOD…

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Navy: Sailors’ artwork showcases Naval service

Posted November 7, 2014 by Navy Seaman Everett Allen

Navy Aerographer’s Mate 3rd Class Kristena Huck, from Deming, Wash., left, and Machinist’s Mate Fireman Elizabeth Bowmer, from Astoria, Ore., pose beside a mural they painted on the aft mess decks of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington. The George Washington and its embarked carrier air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready…

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Dempsey, Battaglia explain rationale for post-Africa deployment Ebola Virus Disease monitoring

Posted November 7, 2014 by Jim Garamone,

WASHINGTON — The 21-day controlled monitoring program for U.S. Service members returning from West Africa is a conservative and prudent approach, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his senior enlisted advisor said Oct. 30. Gen. Martin Dempsey and Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia said they see the reintegration program troops will…

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USNORTHCOM plans to support response to EBOLA cases in US

Posted October 31, 2014 by Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DOD), at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced last weekend that U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is providing a 30-person medical support team to quickly, effectively and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States. USNORTHCOM is the military’s geographic command…

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Radar site techs: First line of defense 24/7, 365

Posted October 31, 2014 by Capt. Anastasia Wasem

The Tin City Long Range Radar Site, Alaska, as seen Oct. 1, sits on top of the highest peak of a mountain range in the region. The Tin City LRRS, along with 14 additional radar sites across the rugged terrain of Alaska, scans the airspace above 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, searching…

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