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AFRL announces winners of student satellite competition

Posted February 2, 2015 by

Students representing 10 universities competed for the chance to send a satellite they designed and built into space.

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Raytheon slips as profit outlook falls short of estimates

Posted February 2, 2015 by

Shares of Raytheon fell Jan. 29 after the defense contractor’s 2015 profit forecast came in short of Wall Street estimates. The maker of the Tomahawk cruise missile and other weapons and communication systems said it expects to earn between $6.20 and $6.35 per share from continuing operations, and it forecast $22.3 billion to $22.8 billion…

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DOD moves data to cloud to lower costs, improve security

Posted February 2, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department is moving its data to the cloud, driven by cost reductions, technical efficiencies and security considerations, Acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen told military and industry leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29. Halvorsen’s office hosted the first of what it characterized as a series of DOD CIO Cloud Industry Days –…

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Army equips Stryker unit with new communications technology

Posted February 2, 2015 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

The Army's Stryker vehicle, designed to quickly move soldiers into a combat zone, is swift and mobile. Now its communications equipment will be, too.

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Headlines January 30, 2015

Posted January 30, 2015 by

News: Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at military base near airport – The Taliban claimed responsibility Jan. 30 for a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport yesterday that killed three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national, saying the attacker had infiltrated the ranks of the security forces. Commission…

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News Briefs January 30, 2015

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Military judge weighs restrictions on Gitmo female guards A military judge is deciding whether to continue restricting the use of female guards at Guantanamo. Navy Capt. J. Kirk Waits heard closing arguments Jan. 29 at the base in Cuba during a pretrial hearing for Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi. Waits didn’t say when he will rule. Hadi…

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Cope South experts exchange knowledge, techniques

Posted January 30, 2015 by 1st Lt. Jake Bailey BAF Base

The flight line here at exercise Cope South 15 is usually a flurry of activity every morning, with maintainers firing up auxiliary power units and loadmasters finalizing their cargo plan.

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Air Force names 2-star to lead F-35 Integration Office

Posted January 30, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

With the initial operating capability date of the F-35 Lightning II quickly approaching, the Air Force appointed Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian as the director of a larger Air Force F-35 Integration Office, Feb. 1. In addition to gaining new leadership, the F-35 Integration Office will also grow from a staff of four to 12 and…

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Boeing announces ANA’s commitment to more jetliners

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Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced Jan. 30 the airline’s intent to purchase three 787-10 Dreamliners to add additional flexibility to the airline’s 787 fleet.

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Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

Posted January 30, 2015 by TSgt. Natalie Stanley

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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