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Department of Defense will muscle through furlough period

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – As the Department of Defense, or DoD, enters the furlough period, the department will concentrate on the core mission of defending the United States and its interests, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Monday. “That’s where our center of gravity is during this furlough period,” Little said. Because of sequestration, Defense Secretary Chuck…

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Air Force: Uniform policy changes — old favorites return

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the past…

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Marines: Officers train with unmanned bird

Posted June 13, 2014 by Headquarters Marine Corps

Courtesy photo Albert Edge, center, Training and Logistics Support Activity instructor with Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems, demonstrates the RQ-11B Raven small UAS ground control station to Marine Corps officer school instructors who were completing a two-week Raven operator certification course at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, in May. NAVAL AIR…

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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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RQ-4B soars past 10,000 flying hours

Posted March 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Marie Brown

Airmen from an RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft maintenance unit welcome an RQ-4B after a flight Sunday in Southwest Asia, in which the aircraft surpassed 10,000 flying hours. The RQ-4B aircraft 2019, or A2019, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model to arrive here Oct. 16, 2010. During its service, the aircraft has been…

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Antiterrorism measures will soon be part of contracting

Posted April 12, 2012 by Story by Natalie Lakosil

“Antiterrorism Measures In Contracting,” is this month’s quarterly AT theme on Fort Huachuca. “Contractors play a huge role not only on Fort Huachuca but also Department of Defense-wide; but there can be a down side. It’s a double-edged sword in a sense, because many times contractors have access to computers, sensitive materials and sites, to…

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Air Force: B-2 pilot surpasses 1,000 hours mark

Posted September 20, 2013 by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison

A routine flying mission became a major achievement for the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing when Maj. Luke Jayne surpassed 1,000 flying hours in the B-2 Spirit Sept. 14.

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Marines: Co. I gets first fitting for dress uniforms

Posted March 7, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Tyler Viglione

The Marine Corps is known for its professionalism and when it comes to professionalism, Marines are held to high expectations.

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DoD: Journalist recalls travels with Robin Williams

Posted August 15, 2014 by Jim Garamone,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams Monday. Williams made multiple USO tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Bahrain, Kuwait and other bases in Southwest Asia to give Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and DoD Civilians a little taste of home. It was my privilege to…

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Marines: Staff sergeant becomes first amputee to graduate from grueling swim school

Posted December 12, 2014 by Maj. Eve Baker

QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival course is a grueling training evolution that requires Marines to swim a total of 59 miles over three weeks. The course that graduated on Nov. 25 started with nine participants, but only six were able to complete the challenge. One of those six had the…

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