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The end of an era signals new beginnings for security forces

Posted January 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Ninety-five security forces Airmen from around the country attended the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron's last Base Security Operations course at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex outside of Las Vegas Dec. 6-20, 2014.

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USS Roosevelt marks 200,000 trap

Posted January 28, 2015 by Seaman Alex Millar

Navy photograph An F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Capt. Daniel Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Capt. Benjamin Hewlett, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, completes the 200,000 arrested landing aboard Theodore Roosevelt. Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt…

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New process to save Army money, yield cheaper rounds

Posted February 25, 2015 by Kevin Jackson

A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, or MCAAP, will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition, Army officials said.

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Report details causes of December mid-air collision at Pope

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Air Mobility Command released the results of its accident investigation board regarding a Dec. 1, 2014, mid-air collision near Pope Army Airfield and Fort Bragg, N.C. A C-130 Hercules assigned to Air Force Reserve Commandís 440th Airlift Wing, and a C-27J assigned to the Army Special Operations Command Flight Company, both at Pope AAF, collided…

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Better Buying Power 3.0 strives to enhance U.S. tech edge

Posted April 10, 2015 by Jim Garamone

The United States must maintain technological superiority over potential adversaries and competitors, and the latest iteration of the Defense Department’s Better Buying Power initiative is designed to maintain that edge, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said in Washington, D.C., April 9. Called Better Buying Power 3.0, the program builds on previous versions, Work told Pentagon…

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‘Sentient data’ may one day augment Soldier capability

Posted May 1, 2015 by David Vergun

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

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QF-4 aerial target program concludes

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5/26/2015†-†One of the 82nd Aerial Target Squadronís QF-4s sits on the drone runway prior to takeoff May 12 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. This unmanned QF-4 was used as a full-scale target and shot down by a pilot from the 177th Fighter Wing, a New Jersey Air National Guard unit, who were participating in…

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USS Anzio conducts Tomahawk test launch

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Navy photograph   A Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile is fired from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a missile exercise June 25 off the coast of Florida.   The test proved that the cruise missile can operate with an improved, more flexible mission planning capability.

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F-22 scientific board findings announced pilot safety is priority

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Mitch Gettle

Air Force leaders provided an update on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board study into the F-22 Raptor life support systems and flight operations during a briefing in the Pentagon March 29. Retired Gen. Gregory Martin, an aviator and a former commander of two major commands, chaired the nine member SAB team which studied the…

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Air Force cuts back on air show demonstrations

Posted April 23, 2012 by by Brock Vergakis

The Air Force says it is scaling back its participation in dozens of air shows this year in an effort to cut costs and ensure its combat pilots are getting the training hours they need in a time of shrinking budgets. The cutbacks won’t affect the service’s premier demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, but will mean…

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