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First pipeline class of F-35 crew chiefs graduates

Posted August 11, 2014 by George Woodward

Nine airmen became the first Air Force recruits to graduate initial skills technical training as F-35A Lightning II crew chiefs after completing Mission-Ready Airmen training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 7. “The opportunity to be the first of something so important means a lot. I know many people are looking at us to…

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Officials discuss troop numbers, partnership with Afghanistan

Posted March 23, 2012 by

Troop numbers – both Afghan and coalition – were among the questions posed to senior officials during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 22. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, and James N. Miller, acting undersecretary of defense for policy, told senators that training…

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France tests its ship defense with U.S. Navy’s Supersonic Sea Skimming Target

Posted April 17, 2012 by

As part of a foreign military sales case, the U.S. Navy worked together with French military to execute France’s first aerial-target live-fire event using a GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target, or missile, April 4. France’s military…

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Army asks for armed aerial scout demonstration

Posted May 2, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The Army released to industry, April 25, a “request for information” about a replacement for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft, including a proposal to industry to provide for the Army a demonstration of the current...

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Progress continues toward NATO missile defense system

Posted May 15, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Navy photograph by PO1 Julie Matyascik Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey departs Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to provide the first ballistic missile defense under the European Phased Adaptive Approach, March 7, 2011. The United States will announce...

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California BRAC bases now part of recycling revolution

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Susan Wolbarst

J.D. Wang, the CEO of a tire recycling company, believes people can recycle anything if they put their minds to it. So it seems fitting that his company is expanding into a recycled building -- once the commissary at the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Calif.

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Air Force launches first special tactics wing

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Rachel Arroyo

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command stood up the 24th Special Operations Wing in a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 12 to meet the growing demand for the unique capabilities special tactics Air...

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Company Command Posts bring mission command to battlefield edge

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Amy Walker

In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army’s Network…

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Engine test facility helps to silence the roar

Posted July 3, 2012 by

Though the noise of fighter jets is sometimes called "the sound of freedom," not everyone wants to hear it. The 18th Component Maintenance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, limits the noise...

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Dempsey meets with Russian counterpart at Pentagon

Posted July 13, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with his Russian counterpart July 12 at the Pentagon to discuss international security...

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