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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

Posted February 25, 2015 by Maj. Ben Sakrisson

Air Force photograph by Sheila deVera A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk prepares to land Feb. 21, 2015, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking the first historic landing in Australia in preparation for the 2015 Australian International Air Show and Aerospace & Defense Exposition. Approximately 100 U.S. personnel will showcase U.S. military aircraft,…

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New process to save Army money, yield cheaper rounds

Posted February 25, 2015 by Kevin Jackson

A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, or MCAAP, will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition, Army officials said.

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NASA test fires new rocket with Army-developed igniter motor

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When the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center test fired the Peregrine rocket, Feb. 10, members of the local Army research and development community watched with great interest.

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For Navy’s C-20A ‘CATBIRD,’ a chance for nine lives

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Navy photograph C-20 Final Flight: U.S. Navy Gulfstream III C-20A taxiing after its final flight Feb. 2 from Cahokia, Ill., to Carbondale, Ill., arriving at Southern Illinois University. A U.S. Navy Gulfstream III C-20A aircraft scheduled for disposal received new life when it was donated Feb. 3 to Southern Illinois University. The CATBIRD was removed…

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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Posted February 18, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs.

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Ground vehicles join unmanned arsenal at NAWCWD

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Ground unmanned vehicles have been a staple in the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division arsenal, joining other successful unmanned aircraft and systems.

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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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Red Flag 15-1 comes to an end

Posted February 13, 2015 by A1C Mikaley Towle

After 19 days of combat training exercises involving the air, ground, space and cyber operations of the United States and its allies, Red Flag 15-1 concluded here Feb. 13.

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Services aim to standardize air, missile defense networks

Posted February 13, 2015 by David Vergun

Missile Defense Agency photograph Efforts are underway to better integrate missile systems across the Defense Department. Across the globe, a variety of air and missile defense threats are evolving and proliferating. At the same time, adversaries are exploiting weaknesses in America’s air and missile defense system, said Brig. Gen. Christopher L. Spillman, commandant of the…

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British reserve squadron celebrates 100 years

Posted February 13, 2015 by Jet Fabara

For a squadron with heraldry dating as far back as 1915 and being stationed out of multiple foreign locations during World Wars I and II, the Royal Air Force 17 (Reserve) Squadron recently celebrated their centenary Feb. 9, 2015.

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