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USS America joins the fleet

Posted October 13, 2014 by PO1 Johmn Scorza

USS America (LHA 6), the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 11.

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Remote lethality: Army researchers address a host of challenges

Posted November 10, 2014 by Ed Lopez

In popular culture, the idea of robots that perform human-like functions has a special hold on the imagination, based on real-life examples like space exploration, unmanned aerial drones and stoked by futuristic scenarios in movies like the "Terminator" series.

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ONR earns DOD manufacturing award for F-35

Posted December 3, 2014 by Eric Beidel

The Office of Naval Research received one of the nation's top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program Dec. 2.

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Air Force, small business develop technologies that help electronics stay cool

Posted December 31, 2014 by

The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Marines receive first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant

Posted January 26, 2015 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touched-down on the flight line at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 13, from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin training in support of carrier-based operations. U.S. Marine Lt. Col. J.T. Ryan, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 501 detachment commander…

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Priorities of AF acquisition outlined at symposium

Posted February 18, 2015 by SSgt. Christopher Gross

Dr. William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force’s top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, in Orlando, Fla. LaPlante pointed out five key areas of focus which included: Get high priority programs right and keep them…

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Aerial resupply lands on ground troops

Posted March 11, 2015 by Jeff Sisto,

The U.S. Army is streamlining efforts to provide squad- and platoon-level ground Soldiers, operating in austere environments, with an organic aerial resupply capability that will empower and sustain them on the battlefield.

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U.S. Navy kicks off naval engagement activities with Vietnam

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The U.S. Navy began the sixth annual Naval Engagement Activity with the Vietnam People's Navy April 6, as both nations celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2015.

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NAWCWD counts down to fully operational T-Range

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T-Range lead engineer Ty Walsh announced early March that the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division T-Range will be fully operational within the next five months.

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Army labs prepare systems for Network Integration Evaluation

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In advance of this spring’s major field exercise for the Army’s new tactical communications network, engineers are putting systems through their paces to ensure a smooth handoff to the troops conducting the evalutions. This will be the first Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, for which the Army has…

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