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Airmen wrap up ‘Eager Lion’ over Jordan skies

Posted June 11, 2014 by SSgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

For the past two weeks, airmen from around the world converged in Jordan to provide airpower to sister services and partner nations throughout Exercise Eager Lion 2014.

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Missile-warning satellites contract awarded

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The Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., awarded a $1.86 billion contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, Calif., for production of the fifth and sixth Space-Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, geosynchronous, or GEO, missile-warning satellites. “This is a great day in the history of…

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Strategic agility is the future of the Air Force

Posted August 1, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating a trend that could prove to be the defining one of current times: the accelerating…

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MQ-4C Tritons to arrive at Pax River this fall

Posted August 22, 2014 by Northrop Grumman photograph

  MQ-4C Triton test air vehicles at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Palmdale, Calif., will fly cross-country to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., this fall. The MQ-4C completed a test flight Aug. 19 with updated software that enables additional beyond-line-of-sight communication capabilities. This test marked the first time Pax River’s Navy System Integration Lab took…

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Panetta blasts Congress for failure to avert sequestration

Posted April 3, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta blasted Congress March 30 for threatening the Defense Department with sequestration he said would be devastating to the force. “Congress did a stupid thing,” he told crewmembers of USS Peleliu during a shipboard visit off the Southern California coast. “What they essentially did was to put a gun to their…

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New defense service enhances intelligence capabilities

Posted April 24, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department has begun a new effort to better integrate defense intelligence with the broader intelligence community and make the department a better, more versatile organization, a senior Pentagon spokesman told reporters April 24. “What we’ve done here is we’ve formed a new effort here called the Defense Clandestine Service,” said Navy Capt. John…

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Vice chiefs testify on readiness, contingency funding

Posted May 10, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The services’ vice chiefs testified on readiness during a Capitol Hill hearing May 10, with most stressing the continuing need for overseas contingency operations funding. “These continue to be challenging times for our nation’s military, and we’ve been at war now for over a decade,” Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Army vice chief of…

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Army assesses current vehicles as part of Ground Combat Vehicle development

Posted May 22, 2012 by by Ashley Piper

Last week, the U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The effort, known as the...

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Gen. Wolfenbarger receives fourth star, assumes leadership of AFMC

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Kim Dawley

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in the Air Force and assumed the top position of the major command responsible for the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of the service’s current and future weapon systems during ceremonies at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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Unmanned Aircraft System operators save lives in combat

Posted June 19, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

Sgt. Christopher Harris was conducting a routine reconnaissance mission in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in 2009, when the Puma unmanned...

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