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DOD sends UAV, 80 Airmen to help Nigerian search

Posted May 23, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department’s addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle and 80 Air Force troops to U.S. efforts supporting Nigeria’s search for over 200 missing schoolgirls has turned the mission into an air operation, Army Col. Steve Warren, the director of Pentagon Press Operations, said May 22. The UAV system and Air Force personnel were deployed…

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Sophisticated simulations help provide improved weapons faster, cheaper

Posted June 13, 2014 by Ed Lopez and Cassandra Mainiero

As engineers design new weapons or modify existing ones, reducing time and money on development can be critical in providing Soldiers with improved weapons without undue delay.

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Airmen, aircraft continue Greenland mission

Posted July 9, 2014 by TSgt. Catharine Schmidt

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Benjamin German LC-130 Hercules takes off June 29, 2014, from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Two LC-130s and 70 Airmen from the Wing recently completed the fourth rotation of the 2014 Greenland season. The unit flies supply and refueling missions to various camps in support of the National Science Foundation and also trains…

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Federal report: Some new littoral ships too heavy

Posted August 6, 2014 by

MARINETTE, Wisc. – Four of six ships being built in Wisconsin and Alabama as part of a new class U.S. Navy vessels are too heavy, and some areas of performance have been affected, according to a newly released federal audit. The report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that while the USS Freedom has…

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Army Prepares for Dangers Lurking in “Deep Future” Megacities

Posted September 4, 2014 by David Vergun

Within about two decades, roughly 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, particularly megacities of more than 10 million, according to a recent National Intelligence Council projection.

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JRTC takes on cyber, hybrid, conventional threats

Posted September 26, 2014 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), descended from the night sky into the Joint Readiness Training Center at For Polk, La., last month, it not only marked the first large-scale joint forced entry air assault in more than 11 years, it also signaled a larger shift in how the Army executes training missions.

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Wolf Pack soars at RED FLAG-Alaska 15-1

Posted October 24, 2014 by SrA. Taylor Curry

Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, recently participated in Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A)15-1 from Oct. 6 to 17at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

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U.S. Navy commemorates C-2 Greyhound’s 50th anniversary of first flight

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For nearly 50 years, the C-2A Greyhound has carried passengers, essential supplies and letters from home to U.S. Navy carrier strike groups around the globe.

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U.S., U.K. sign framework for future naval cooperation

Posted December 15, 2014 by

Leaders of the U.S. and British navies agreed on a shared vision for closer cooperation Dec. 11, the culmination of a yearlong effort that will build on a long-standing maritime partnership over the next 15 years. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and his counterpart in the United Kingdom, First Sea Lord Sir George…

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Lakenheath selected to host first F-35s in USAFE

Posted January 9, 2015 by SSgt. Ryan Crane

Royal Air Force Lakenheath in England has been selected as the first U.S. Air Forces in Europe base to host the F-35A Lightning II.

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