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Exercises demonstrate Global Strike flexibility, capability

Posted June 19, 2012 by by Carla Pampe

Air Force Global Strike Command airmen participated in two major exercises this month, demonstrating the command's flexibility and global reach while testing its tactics, techniques and procedures.

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AFMC ready to transition to 5-Center construct

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With three major milestones complete, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to consolidate the number of centers as part of its command-wide transition to the 5-Center construct. Centers will be activated at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Tinker AFB, Okla., in the coming weeks. At Edwards AFB, Calif., the Air Force Flight Test Center will…

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New season of Army Research Lab show focuses on cost-saving maintenance

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June 18, the Army Research Laboratory launched the third season of its online broadcast show under a new name, Inside the Lab, with its first two-part series about condition-based maintenance, an age-old...

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Corps-level exercise tests unified land operations capabilities for first time in decade

Posted June 19, 2012 by by Dave Larsen

More than 5,500 service members and civilians are taking part in the Army's first corps-level, full-spectrum unified land operations training exercise in 10 years, at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Unmanned Aircraft System operators save lives in combat

Posted June 19, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

Sgt. Christopher Harris was conducting a routine reconnaissance mission in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in 2009, when the Puma unmanned...

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Second Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes first flight

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The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5...

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F-22 oxygen problem worse than thought

Posted June 18, 2012 by by Larry O'Dell

Two members of Congress said June 14 that new information provided by the Air Force shows an oxygen-deficit problem on F-22 fighter jets is worse than previously disclosed.

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Unified vision promotes NATO intel advances

Posted June 18, 2012 by by Donna Miles

The NATO intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance community kicked off a first-of-its-kind technical trial June 18 in Norway to help in preserving gains made during the past decade of conflict and to build on them for the future. U.S. Air Force and Army representatives have joined their counterparts from 12 countries and seven NATO organizations for…

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Air Force cites progress on F-22 oxygen mystery

Posted June 18, 2012 by by Robert Burns

The Air Force believes it is getting much closer to pinpointing the reason why pilots of its prized F-22 stealth fighters sometimes suffer an oxygen deficit during flight, a senior general said June 14.

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Weapons school integrates cyber warfare

Posted June 18, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

Eight Air Force weapons officers completed the first cyber weapons instructor course at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, 328th Weapons Squadron, June 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons officers are tactical experts trained in the art of battlespace dominance who instruct the Air Force’s...

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