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USS Anzio conducts Tomahawk test launch

Posted June 26, 2015 by

Navy photograph   A Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile is fired from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a missile exercise June 25 off the coast of Florida.   The test proved that the cruise missile can operate with an improved, more flexible mission planning capability.

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Innovative system links Army networks with allies, agencies

Posted June 26, 2015 by David Vergun

An orchestra sounds better if everyone's on the same sheet of music. Having everyone on the same sheet of music also applies to all participants in a military operation or homeland security emergency response.

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Raptors bring intimidation to exercise Northern Edge

Posted June 24, 2015 by SSgt. William Banton

Its wide muzzle, short black broad nose with large nostrils and deep-set, dark eyes grimace intimidation across the patch on the right shoulder of the pilot boarding his aircraft while preparing to engage an enemy in the joint interoperability environment that is Northern Edge 2015.

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Army puts Gray Eagle, One System Remote Video Terminal through test

Posted June 22, 2015 by Sofia Bledsoe

Army photograph The MQ-1C Gray Eagle, the Army’s largest unmanned aircraft system in the inventory, recently underwent follow on test and evaluation, which culminated June 14 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The Army has finished its follow on test and evaluation, or FOTE, on the MQ-1C Gray Eagle and Initial Test…

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Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

Posted June 22, 2015 by David Vergun

Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27.

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Northern Edge 2015 fills the skies

Posted June 19, 2015 by SSgt. William Banton

Approximately 200 military aircraft filled the skies above Alaska June 15, signifying the start of the joint training exercise, Northern Edge 2015.

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Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

Posted June 19, 2015 by Carlotta Maneice

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology.

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US airpower on display in Paris

Posted June 19, 2015 by TSgt. Ryan Crane

U.S. Defense Department representatives and aircraft were on hand at the 51st International Paris Air Show, the largest aerospace event in the world, at Le Bourget Airport, France, June 15-21.

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US Navy uses SM-6 to intercept medium-range supersonic target from ‘over-the-horizon’

Posted June 19, 2015 by

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M.–The U.S. Navy’s USS Desert Ship (LLS-1) crew fired a Raytheon Standard Missile-6 at a medium-range supersonic target, successfully engaging the simulated ‘over-the-horizon’ threat. This mission was the next in a test series for Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air, a program designed to link U.S. Navy ships and airborne…

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Army moves forward with install of modernized cryptographic equipment

Posted June 19, 2015 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Emphasizing modernization, standardization and ease of use, the Army is continuing its push to replace aging cryptographic devices with upgraded equipment.

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