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USS Anchorage completes third NASA testing

Posted September 22, 2014 by POC Elena Pence

Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA's Orion Program, Sept. 19.

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Shyu: Army modernization entering ‘death spiral’

Posted October 17, 2014 by David Vergun

"This is a death spiral we're in now," said Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, describing the state of Army modernization.

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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

Posted November 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

While visitors at the Nellis Open House were able to get an up-close look at various aircraft that make up the last 70 years of aviation history, the U.S. Air Force's newest fifth-generation fighter aircraft may have produced the most 'oohs and awes' throughout the event Nov. 7, 8 and 9.

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War fighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

Posted December 8, 2014 by Patty Welsh

Courtesy photograph Workers at Tinker AFB, Okla., install critical 40/45 upgrades to E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft during programmed depot maintenance. The AWACS 40/45 program office, headquartered at Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the lead for delivering, and potentially accelerating, the upgrades. The Airborne Warning and Control System 40/45 program office is delivering, and…

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Air combat exercise Iron Hand 15-2 enhances interoperability in Europe

Posted January 5, 2015 by A1C Luke Kitterman

Pilots from all U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa's fighter airframes came together at Spangdahlem Air Base Germany, in December to participate in a five-day training exercise called Iron Hand 15-2.

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Army proves new watercraft capabilities

Posted January 28, 2015 by Chip Steitz

The Army established a new proven watercraft capability on White Beach Naval Base, Okinawa, Jan. 20-22, that can improve efficiency and save time in future sea operations.

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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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AF develops high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating for fighter aircraft

Posted March 16, 2015 by

The Air Force and a small business partner developed an innovative, high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating product that could directly improve the reliability and maintainability of weapon systems across the Air Force, including the F-35 Lightning II.

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Officials reaffirm Pentagon’s commitment to F-35

Posted March 30, 2012 by

Estimated costs for the F-35 joint strike fighter have increased over the life of the program, but the Defense Department is working to contain cost growth and remains committed to the fifth-generation fighter, defense officials said March 29. Frank Kendall III said during confirmation testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee that cost overruns for…

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Four U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Posted April 22, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

Defense Department officials said April 20 the four International Security Assistance Force members killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan April 19 were Americans. “Regrettably, we can confirm that four U.S. service members lost their lives in this crash,” George Little, acting assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, told Pentagon reporters April 20….

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