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F-35 aircraft costs drop, report shows

Posted March 25, 2015 by Terri Moon

A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable March 24. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, citing this year’s selected acquisition report on the aircraft, called the roundtable to clarify cost and performance facts in the latest…

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Air Force announces KC-46A candidate bases

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Courtesy photograph The KC-46A Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28, 2014. Air Force officials announced April 14 that Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind. are candidate bases for the first Air Force Reserve-led KC-46A…

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First female F-35 pilot begins training

Posted May 8, 2015 by 1st Lt. Hope Cronin

The Department of Defense welcomed its first female F-35 Lightning II pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 5.

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Posted May 29, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a "roadshow" to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S. Air Forces in Europe pilots.

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Army’s upgraded tactical communications network passes cold weather test

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Even after being frozen overnight at negative 35-degree temperatures in the severe winter conditions of Alaska, the elements of the Army’s second-generation tactical communications network backbone were up and running.

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Panetta, Dempsey agree international accord needed on Syria

Posted April 22, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Syria is in the midst of a tense, fluid and dangerous time, and the U.S. military stands ready to do whatever mission the president and Congress assign to it, top Defense Department leaders told the House Armed Services Committee April 18. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the…

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Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers’ load

Posted May 8, 2012 by by Dan Lafontaine

A soldier treks through treacherous terrain in a dangerous combat zone with a rucksack filled with meals ready-to-eat, first-aid gear, weapons, ammunition, radios and batteries. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier’s load by developing...

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Test pilots provide unique training to Aggressors

Posted May 17, 2012 by

Test pilots from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a training course at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 23 through 27, teaching 18th Aggressor Squadron aviators to harness the power of the F-16...

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Initiative could help improve ISR operators’ processes

Posted June 4, 2012 by by Patty Welsh

The Electronic Systems Center Command and Control Constellation program recently held an operational demonstration in Bedford, Mass., to evaluate a new prototype capability to improve command and control of...

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‘Bold Quest’ promotes coalition interoperability

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Representatives from every military service and their counterparts from 11 other nations are wrapping up an exercise designed to improve their ability to work together to more effectively engage targets while minimizing the risk of...

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