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USS Peleliu to be decommissioned after nearly 35 years of service

Posted January 19, 2015 by PO3 Ryan J. Batchelder

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) will end nearly 35 years of service during a decommissioning ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. at Pier #7 at Naval Base San Diego, March 31.

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Jesse Shipps
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First AF theater security package deploys to Europe

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jesse Shipps Pilots from the 354th Fighter Squadron taxi down the tarmac preparing to take off in their A-10 Thunderbolt IIs to a simulated deployed location as a part of exercise Bushwhacker 07-02 Jan. 21, 2007, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. This week the U.S. Air Force deployed 12…

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AF research will improve camera for targeting munitions

Posted March 9, 2015 by Timothy Anderl

In order for an imaging munition to find and make its mark, a variety of information is required, including high-resolution video imagery. Future Air Force munitions will likely feature wide field-of-view imaging seekers that provide Air Force warfighters several advantages over using traditional imaging seekers, including improved capability and lower cost. The Air Force Small…

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Sensors key to preserving battlefield edge, expert says

Posted April 3, 2015 by by David Vergun

While modernization programs across the Department of Defense have shrunk, science and technology involving sensors and other capabilities has not - at least not yet, Dr. Mike Grove said.

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AF Test Pilot School applications due in June

Posted April 24, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The 2015 Air Force Test Pilot School selection board will convene July 20-24 to consider candidates for July 2016 and January 2017 classes. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 5. The board will select applicants for fighter, multi-engine aircraft, helicopter and remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officers – to…

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Air Force photograph by PO2 Aidan P. Campbell
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Navy announces successful test of EMLS

Posted May 18, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by PO2 Aidan P. Campbell The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) transits the James River during the ship’s launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier three for the final stages of construction and testing. Ford was christened Nov. 9, 2013, and is under construction at Huntington Ingalls…

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Army photograph by Sgt. Matthew Britton
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Army planning more combined operations with British Army

Posted June 15, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division and the British Army conducted the largest multi-national airborne training exercise Fort Bragg, N.C., has seen in a decade and more integrated operations are planned for the future.

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Army needs one ‘solid network’ to protect against cyber threats

Posted July 10, 2015 by Lora Strum

From computers and laptops, to smartphones and tablets, being "in the know" is the baseline for effective organization and leadership.

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted August 7, 2015 by SAA. Joshua Kleinholz

Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May and completed the first on-site block 1B aircraft to 2B upgrade of the U. S. Air Force configured F-35A Lightning II here in early July.

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Hurricane Hunters to fly Tropical Storm Erika

Posted August 28, 2015 by Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo

The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are operating out of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., flying their state-of-the-art WC-130J Super Hercules into Tropical Storm Erika in support of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew four missions into the tropical storm from their deployed location at St. Croix in the…

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