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A-29 Super Tucano arrives at Moody AFB

Posted September 29, 2014 by SSgt. Eric Summers Jr.

Air Force photograph by A1C Dillian Bamman An A-29 Super Tucano arrives at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 26, 2014. The A-29 is a multi-role, fixed wing aircraft that will provide the Afghan Air Force air-to-ground capability and aerial reconnaissance capabilities to support its counterinsurgency operations. Afghan pilots and maintainers begin training on the…

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Triton UAS completes second transcontinental flight across the U.S.

Posted October 24, 2014 by Navy photographs

  The second of three MQ-4C Triton test aircraft makes its debut at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Oct. 24 after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility earlier today. The third test aircraft is scheduled to arrive before the end of the year. The Triton integrated test team will continue…

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Arc-heated facilities at AEDC offer unique test capabilities for hypersonic programs

Posted November 21, 2014 by Rick Gamble

Air Force photograph This photo shows the arc heater H3 being test fired prior to the installation of a model injection system. The AEDC High Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation is unique in capability and is supporting test and evaluation for current and future hypersonic programs. Testing materials, such as those for thermal protection systems,…

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C-40A Clipper delivered to U.S. Naval Reserve ahead of schedule

Posted December 15, 2014 by

Tactical Airlift Program Office and industry partner, Boeing delivered a C-40A Clipper to the U.S. Naval Reserve Nov. 21, one month ahead of schedule.

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Navy’s first network-enabled weapon completes developmental test

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Navy photograph A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 in flight off the coast of California in 2011. A JSOW C-1, similar to the one pictured, completed it last free-flight test as part of integrated test and evaluation in January 2015. The Navy completed integrated test and evaluation of its first maritime, network-enabled weapon, the Joint…

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Navy investigates unmanned helicopter mishaps

Posted April 13, 2012 by

The Navy recently experienced two unrelated operational mishaps with the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. There were no injuries to personnel and no damage to other aircraft. An MQ-8B Fire Scout operating off USS Simpson (FFG-56) March 30 was ditched at sea upon returning from a maritime…

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U.S. to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Robert Burns

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced April 26. The move is part of a broader arrangement designed to tamp down tensions in the U.S.-Japan defense alliance stemming in…

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House committee nixes more military base closings

Posted May 10, 2012 by by Robert Burns

The House Armed Services Committee May 9 soundly rejected the Pentagon’s call for military base closings to cut costs as lawmakers worked on a defense budget that adds billions to President Barack Obama’s spending proposal. The committee fleshed out a blueprint that calls for a base defense budget of $554 billion, including nuclear weapons spending,…

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DOD combats counterfeit parts threat

Posted May 23, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department is resolute in its fight against counterfeit parts and has implemented steps to stop them from entering the supply chain and eliminating those already in, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 22. DOD has been combating counterfeit parts for years, Little said. “We have stepped up, over time, our aggressive…

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C-17 accident investigation board complete

Posted June 11, 2012 by

Air Mobility Command has released the results of its investigation into the Jan. 23, 2012, mishap involving a C-17A Globemaster III that landed at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.

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