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AEGIS tracks, simulates engagement of three short-range ballistic missiles

Posted February 27, 2015 by

The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), and USS Barry (DDG 52) successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system. At approximately 2:30 a.m., EST, Feb. 26, three short-range ballistic missile targets were launched near simultaneously from NASA’s Wallops…

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9th-generation GPS satellite blasts off from ‘The Cape’

Posted March 27, 2015 by

The 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's ninth Block IIF-9 navigation satellite for the GPS March 25, 2015, from Launch Complex 37 here.

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F-35C conducts first detachment visit at NAS Lemoore

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Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., April 14.

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Academy wins DARPA challenge

Posted May 8, 2015 by Amy Gillentine

The U.S. Air Force Academy won the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Innovation Challenge for the second year in a row, Academy officials said May 6. Lt. Col. Tim Jung, an Academy aeronautical engineering professor, led a team of 10 cadets who won the challenge with their design of a micro air vehicle that can…

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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted June 1, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Air Force photograph by SrA. Thomas Spangler A Luke Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II stands by to take off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15, 2015. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics,…

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First Marine graduates Air Force’s F-35 intelligence course

Posted July 2, 2015 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Marleah Robertson Marine Corps 1st Lt. Samuel Winsted, an F-35B Lightning II intelligence officer, provides a mock intelligence briefing to two instructors during the F-35 Intelligence Formal Training Unit course June 17, 2015, on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Winsted will serve in a critical role assisting the Marine Corps’…

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U.S. Army Tropic Regions Test Center puts MRAP through its paces

Posted March 29, 2012 by

During the worst years of the Iraqi insurgency, the mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle was developed to protect American soldiers from the destructive power of roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices. U.S. Army…

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Army, Air Force conduct joint airdrop training

Posted April 22, 2012 by by SSgt. Kenneth A. Foss

Airdrops provide the means to distribute vital equipment and supplies to soldiers in isolated locations with rough terrain, inadequate delivery routes and enemy activities. The use of airdrops, as opposed to resupplying by way of ground transportation, can reduce the risk of roadside bombs and…

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Summit will deal with range of issues, NATO general says

Posted May 9, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Afghanistan will dominate the NATO summit in Chicago later this month, but alliance leaders will deal with other issues as well, a senior NATO commander said May 8. Gen. Stephane Abrial of the French air force told the Defense Writers Group the nations’ leaders also will deal with partnership capability, “smart defense” and other matters….

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Navy commissions Amphibious Transport Dock Ship San Diego

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The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship San Diego during a 10 a.m., PDT, ceremony May 19 in San Diego, Calif. The ship is named for the city of San Diego...

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