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Navy announces successful test of EMLS

Posted May 18, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by PO2 Aidan P. Campbell The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) transits the James River during the ship’s launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier three for the final stages of construction and testing. Ford was christened Nov. 9, 2013, and is under construction at Huntington Ingalls…

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Air Commandos bid farewell to MC-130P Combat Shadows

Posted May 18, 2015 by SSgt. Katherine Holt

The final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in front of more than 400 people, during an MC-130P heritage flight May 15.

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DOD announces installation realignment in Europe

Posted May 18, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Department officials announced May 15 that the department will fully return the U.S. Army-Europe site in Stuttgart, Germany, to the host nation in 2015. The Stuttgart Administrative Facility has been identified for return to the host nation as excess to the needs of the U.S. military in Europe, the officials said. The site is…

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Nomination for next Chief of Naval Operations announced

Posted May 15, 2015 by POC Julianne Metzger

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced May 13 during a Pentagon press briefing that he has recommended Adm. John M. Richardson as the next Chief of Naval Operations.

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Combat aviation brigade master control of drones

Posted May 15, 2015 by Sgt. Alexander Neely

Unmanned aircraft is one of the fastest growing sectors in civilian and military aviation.

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President nominates Forces Command chief to lead Army

Posted May 15, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Gen. Mark Milley, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the new chief of staff, or CSA, of the Army.

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Update: JSTARS Recap moves to next phase

Posted May 15, 2015 by Justin Oakes

A senior Department of Defense official signed a key acquisition memo May 7 that will allow the Joint STARS Recapitalization program office here to begin awarding contracts.

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C-17 fleet celebrates 3M flying hours

Posted May 11, 2015 by A1C Clayton Cupit

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jared Trimarchi A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing and the 315th Airlift Wing is sprayed with water May 5, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., during an event celebrating the C-17 surpassing the 3 millionth flying hour. Aircrew members from Charleston flew the plane from Robins…

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Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge test last flight

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A team of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and FlexSys Inc., accomplished a long sought goal in aviation research April 22, with the last flight of the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge Flight Research program. A radically new morphing wing technology called FlexFoil exceeded all expectations in flight testing. The ACTE program completed…

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Redstone Test Center reaches new heights with weapon telemetry

Posted May 8, 2015 by Bart Graham

Army photograph Hellfire missiles are fired from an unmanned aerial vehicle as part of a test exercise at the Redstone Test Center, Ala. Engineers at the Test and Evaluation Command’s Redstone Test Center, or RTC, have successfully redesigned a new universal telemetry kit that can handle virtually all Hellfire data inputs from warhead replacement to…

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