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AF Identifies Boeing 747-8 platform for next Air Force One

Posted January 30, 2015 by

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One. “The presidential aircraft is one of the most visible symbols of the United States of…

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Ball Aerospace integrates two of five instruments for JPSS-1

Posted January 30, 2015 by

Two of the five instruments scheduled to fly on the nation's next polar-orbiting weather satellite, NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System -1, have been integrated to the spacecraft bus by prime contractor Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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Headlines January 28, 2015

Posted January 28, 2015 by

News: Panel will propose new military retirement system – The long-awaited report on military compensation set to drop Thursday will propose fundamental changes to military retirement and health care benefits, according to several people familiar with the report. Source: DOD to request $585 billion for fiscal 2016 – The Department of Defense is preparing to submit a…

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USS California returns from maiden deployment

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kevin Copeland

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, from its maiden deployment Jan. 24.

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Army proves new watercraft capabilities

Posted January 28, 2015 by Chip Steitz

The Army established a new proven watercraft capability on White Beach Naval Base, Okinawa, Jan. 20-22, that can improve efficiency and save time in future sea operations.

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Improved Army system, training to increase vigilance

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kristen Kushiyama

Soldiers of an Army research center have worked to improve training for fellow soldiers on a quick-reaction intelligence capability that better supports the system in the field and potentially reduces reliance on reach-back and in-field contractor support.

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Headlines January 26, 2015

Posted January 26, 2015 by

News: Two Marines identified in deadly California helo crash – Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Jan. 25 as talented pilots. Greek F-16 crashes in Spain during NATO exercise – Ten people died Jan. 26 after a Greek air force F-16 jet crashed…

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Ramstein Airmen train with French air force

Posted January 26, 2015 by SrA. Armando A. Schwier-Morales

Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron participated in Volfa 15-1, an annual, multilateral training event led by the French air force at Orleans - Bricy Air Base, France, Jan. 21.

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Veterans

Nisei veterans honored with France’s highest award

Posted January 26, 2015 by PO2 Brain M. Wilbur

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., was among a group of more than 300 who gathered for the awarding of the French Legion of Honor to 34 World War II Nisei veterans of the 100th Battalion 442nd Regiment, Jan. 23 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

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Headlines January 23, 2015

Posted January 23, 2015 by

News: Yemen chaos threatens U.S. counterterror efforts, including drone program – The White House’s strategy for fighting al-Qaeda in Yemen – repeatedly presented as a model by President Obama – was left in tatters Thursday by the resignation of the man who personally approved U.S. drone strikes in the country and the collapse of its central…

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