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U.S., Romania conduct joint training, build partnership

Posted May 30, 2014 by SrA. Damon Kasberg

More than 80 Airmen and Soldiers stationed in Germany came together to take part in the Carpathian Spring 2014 May 9-24, in Bucharest, Romania.

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Eglin AFB F-35s surpass 5,000 combined sorties

Posted May 30, 2014 by 1st Lt. Hope R. Cronin

The 33rd Fighter Wing here etched another mark on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program by logging its 5,000th combined sortie, May 28.

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Dempsey: Decision on troop levels in Afghanistan matches objectives with resources

Posted May 30, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued the following statement today following President Barack Obama’s announcement of the post-2014 U.S. troop commitment to Afghanistan: “Looking ahead to 2015, it’s clear that Afghanistan will be challenged with the multiple tasks of seating a new government, confronting persistent threats from those…

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Airmen help their Norwegian partners train

Posted May 30, 2014 by Capt. Brian Maguire

Airmen from the 426th Air Base Squadron recently participated in training alongside rescue crews from the Royal Norwegian air force's 330th Rescue Squadron, May 13.

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Operating Location AF Plant 42 welcomed into 412th Test Wing family

Posted May 30, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 has begun its transition from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to the 412th Test Wing. The initial operational capability plan took effect May 1 and the full operational capability date is scheduled for Oct. 1, to avoid making financial changes mid-fiscal year. The 412th TW Operating…

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Combat Hammer 2014: Boosting RPA strike proficiency

Posted May 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

The role of modern aerial warfare has drastically changed since it was first used on a large scale in World War I.

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted May 30, 2014 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year – a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested – and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S. military mission…

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Navy soars over desert skies during Green Flag 14-07

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 131, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. takes off during Green Flag 14-07, May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F/A-18C Hornet is a multirole fighter capable of carrying out both air-to-air and air-to-ground…

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Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

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The Department of Defense notified Congress today of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously closed units of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. This action involves approximately 1,300 positions. In the January 2013 memorandum rescinding the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the…

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U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

Posted May 28, 2014 by Sgt. Bethany McMeans

Army photograph by Sgt. Bethany McMeans Sgt. Robert Krassnig, of the Austrian Armed Forces, does security to the rear for his squad after being dropped off by Austrian helicopters and U.S. Black Hawks. Soldiers from the Austrian Armed Forces performed an air assault attack and defense of an operating base with the 1st Battalion, 182nd…

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