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USS Coronado conducts dynamic interface testing with Fire Scout

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Sailors aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) recently conducted dynamic interface testing with the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle NAVSEA announced Oct. 16.

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ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility

Posted November 12, 2014 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Eric Harris Airmen from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron prepare an MC-12W Liberty for operations Aug. 25, 2010, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghan. The MC-12W provides full-motion video and signals intelligence to assist battlefield commanders. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to…

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USS New Orleans leaves BAE Systems Shipyard

Posted December 5, 2014 by Ens. Chloe J. Morgan

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA), Dec. 3. The “Big Easy” spent the summer and fall undergoing an extensive maintenance period, receiving more than $16 million in repairs and upgrades to equipment and systems throughout the…

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U.S. military begins training Iraqi forces to take on ISIL

Posted January 5, 2015 by Nick Simeone

The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in the country. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters Jan. 5 that six…

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Ramstein Airmen train with French air force

Posted January 26, 2015 by SrA. Armando A. Schwier-Morales

Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron participated in Volfa 15-1, an annual, multilateral training event led by the French air force at Orleans - Bricy Air Base, France, Jan. 21.

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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Posted February 18, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs.

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E-2D Hawkeye maiden deployment

Posted March 16, 2015 by Smn. Anthony Hopkins II

The Tigertails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 bring a new capability to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as their new aircraft replaces the aging E-2C Hawkeye. This is the first time E-2D Hawkeyes will serve as the primary early-warning aircraft aboard a deployed aircraft carrier. “VAW-125 is our…

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Ready, set, retrograde

Posted April 8, 2015 by SSgt. Whitney Amstutz

As the United States seeks to lessen its footprint at locations across Southwest Asia, the word retrograde has been on the lips of Department of Defense decision-makers for months.

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Third armaments revolution set to unfold

Posted April 29, 2015 by David Vergun

Game-changer armament technologies come just once in a blue moon, said Michael Zoltoski, chief of the Army Research Lab's Lethality Division.

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TSgt promotion release delayed to allow system validation

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Technical sergeant promotion selection results, originally scheduled for release May 28, will be delayed to enable the Air Force to continue to validate extensive system changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System, officials announced. The 15E6 technical sergeant promotion cycle is the first to incorporate recent changes in the enlisted evaluation and promotion system. Recent…

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