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Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Monica D. Morales

Through a more than three-decade career punctuated by differing assignment locations, duties and ranks, Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger maintains that one constant has guided her career and will continue to...

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Milestone test flight for the F-35C

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph

Cmdr. Eric Buus brings F-35C Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft CF-3 in for a landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., May 29. The flight was the 300th flight for the F-35′s carrier variants and evaluated improvements in flight control laws for carrier approaches. The F-35C carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is…

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Gen. Wolfenbarger receives fourth star, assumes leadership of AFMC

Posted June 7, 2012 by by Kim Dawley

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in the Air Force and assumed the top position of the major command responsible for the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of the service’s current and future weapon systems during ceremonies at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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New flight restrictions haven’t curbed F-22 operations

Posted June 6, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

Safety measures put in place in May on F-22 Raptor flights have had no impact on operations, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters June 6. Kirby and Pentagon Press Secretary George Little last month announced restrictions to F-22 flight operations after 12 pilots...

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Handhelds connect soldiers at Army network exercise

Posted June 6, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

As he maneuvered his squad across the desert, securing objectives in villages along the way, SSgt. Jesus Vasquez tracked his squad’s movements not with a note pad or map, but with an Army-issued handheld device.

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2012 DOD Maintenance Symposium set for Nov. 13-16

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The 2012 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition, which is administered by SAE International, is set for Nov. 13-16 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The mission of the 2012 DOD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition is to create an environment that enables attendees to share relevant information, identify critical issues,…

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U.S., British service members honor French village for D-Day support

Posted June 5, 2012 by by SSgt. Stephen J. Collier

Air Force reservists and other U.S. and allied military members paid their respects to the people of this small French village June 1 as part of a number of ceremonies recognizing the 68th anniversary of the...

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U.S. Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China

Posted June 5, 2012 by by Eric Talmadge

A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. Navy’s China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic “railguns” right out of a sci-fi movie. But at more than $3 billion a pop, critics say the new DDG-1000 destroyer sucks away funds that could be better used…

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New upgrades revitalize B-1B Lancers

Posted June 4, 2012 by by A1C Charles V. Rivezzo

B-1B Lancers are currently undergoing the most advanced hardware and software upgrades to date as part of the Sustainment-Block 16 program. Sustainment-Block 16 upgrades include a fully integrated data...

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AF consolidates three field operating agencies

Posted June 4, 2012 by by Paige Hughes

Three San Antonio-based field operating agencies officially consolidated with the June 1 initial operational capability announcement, Air Force officials said June 4. The Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force Services Agency and Air Force Manpower Agency, FOAs under the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, are now the new Air…

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