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Hammack testifies on 2015 budget, calls for BRAC in 2017

Posted April 9, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

The Army’s assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment told senators that the Army needs another round of base realignment and closure in 2017. Katherine G. Hammack, along with her Defense Department and service counterparts, testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee April 2. She presented the Army’s fiscal year 2015 military construction, or MILCON,…

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Navy’s X-47B program ramps up flight test, readying for summer sea trials

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The X-47B unmanned combat air system is gearing up for shore-based flight test activities in preparation for the next round of sea trials this summer.

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Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

Posted May 28, 2014 by

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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Cadets create MRAP lift, win competition

Posted June 20, 2014 by Amy Gillentine

During the summer of 2013, the Air Force Research Laboratory had a problem that no contractor seemed able to solve.

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DOD official discusses F-35 at Farnborough Air Show

Posted July 14, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Safety is the first consideration in whether the F-35 Thunderbolt II joint strike fighter appears at the Farnborough Air Show in England this week, a senior Defense Department official said July 14. The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3 pending an investigation of an engine fire that occurred June 23 on the runway of Eglin…

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AFOSR explores basic research collaboration with South Africa

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Alea Stewart U.S.-South Africa Advanced Materials Working Group recently met in Arlington, Va., during the U.S. Joint Services and Office of the Secretary of Defense, African Technical Exchange, hosted by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Among the attendees are (from left to right) Dr. Sofi Bin-Salamon, Program Officer, International…

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Aerial target QF-16 takes to the sky

Posted September 15, 2014 by Ashley M. Wright

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Scott Wilcox The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 5, 2014, was part of a joint effort between the Test and Training Division at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The test was an…

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted March 23, 2012 by

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Nation faces security paradox

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

The world today is less violent but also more dangerous than at any other time in human history, the nation’s senior military officer told a Harvard University audience April 12. That “counterintuitive combination” of peace and potential conflict is “the essence of what I like to call the security paradox,” Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey,…

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Air Force leader: Some pilots want to avoid F-22

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Brock Vergakis

Some of the nation’s 200 F-22 Raptor pilots want to be moved into other jobs because of oxygen-deficit problems with the stealth fighter, an Air Force leader said April 30. Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., told reporters that a “very small” number of pilots…

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