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Shaw’s Shooters roll’em at Red Flag 14-1: First 10 ‘combat’ sorties crucial to combat capability

Posted February 12, 2014 by Maj. Teresa Sullivan

Air Force photograph by A1C Joshua Kleinholz An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., takes off prior to a Red Flag 14-1 training mission Feb. 4, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of attack, fighter and bomber aircraft, reconnaissance…

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Newest Navy warship commissioned in Philadelphia

Posted March 3, 2014 by Elena Pence

USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, March 1.

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Speed to the fleet: PMA-207 completes accelerated KC-130J transition

Posted March 26, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph The first KC-130J aircraft joins Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 234 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas on March 18 ñ an entire year ahead of schedule, thanks to NAVAIRís Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support Aircraft Program Office (PMA-207). The VMGR-234 transition from the KC-130T to the…

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Hagel visits Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning

Posted April 7, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

On Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s first official visit to China, the Peoples’ Liberation Army allowed him, in response to a request made in January, to become the first foreign visitor to tour the sleek refitted Russian aircraft carrier - the PLA’s first - called Liaoning.

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Hill’s F-16s take first flights alongside F-35s

Posted April 30, 2014 by SSgt. Christina Judd

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Christina Judd Hill’s F-16 flies with the F-35 Lightning II, in a training mission at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., today. Hill sent 235 active and reserve personnel to train alongside the Air Forceís newest fighter jet. F-16 pilots from Hill Air Force Base’s 419th and 388th Fighter Wings took…

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FRCSE is first Navy depot slated to repair F-35 aircraft components

Posted May 23, 2014 by

The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Site Depot Activation Team in Jacksonville, Fla., is diligently working to establish capability later this month to repair the F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter AN/APG-81 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar system earning FRCSE the distinction as the first Navy military depot to work on JSF components.

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Whiteman B-2s train in UK

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Two B-2 Spirits flew to the U.S. European Command area of operations June 8 to train and integrate with U.S. and allied military forces in the region.

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Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured soldiers

Posted July 9, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

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Researchers focus on reducing weight of Army combat vehicles

Posted August 6, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Leading experts in military combat-vehicle research, engineering and design gathered July 29-31 to discuss a single goal: reducing the weight of the Army's tanks and infantry fighting vehicles by 40 percent in the coming decades.

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Navy christens submarine John Warner

Posted September 9, 2014 by PO2 Jymyaka Braden

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., Sept. 6. “The christening of the future USS John Warner is not only a celebration of a dedicated Sailor, Marine and public servant, but also…

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