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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted January 16, 2015 by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15, 2015. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons SchoolĂ­s first assigned F-35. A new era began at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School when…

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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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U.S., Republic of Korea armies to establish combined division

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Photograph by ChinU Pak An infantryman with the Republic of Korea’s 21st Division practices weapons qualification during the 2nd Infantry Division’s Expert Infantryman Badge testing and training on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 7. The 2nd Infantry “Warrior” Division is entering a significant phase in its 100-year history. For more than 60 years, 2nd Infantry…

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National Training Center prepares Soldiers for battlefield

Posted January 14, 2015 by Capt. Jessica Edmonds

At the National Training Center, or NTC, asymmetric training often takes center stage.

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From research to railgun: Revolutionary weapon at Future Force EXPO

Posted January 14, 2015 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Kristopher Kirsop One of the two electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Base San Diego. The railguns are being displayed in San Diego as part of the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, which brought together representatives from the U.S. and…

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USS Nimitz completes homeport change

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Navy photograph by Coast Guard PO3 Amanda Norcross The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish (WPB-87358), homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., escorts the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during the carrier’s homeport shift from Naval Base Everett, Wash., to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash.   The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived…

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Lockheed awarded $68M contract for F-22 work at Hill AFB

Posted January 12, 2015 by Mitch Shaw

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $67.8 million contract to help finish a year's worth of maintenance and repair work for the F-22 Raptor at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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Lightweight antenna increases Army agility

Posted January 12, 2015 by Amy Walker

Inflatable ground satellite antennas are aiding the expeditionary nature of U.S. and coalition forces, enabling them to achieve high-bandwidth network connectivity anywhere in the world from small deployable packages.

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Navy, Boeing deliver 21st P-8A to fleet operators

Posted January 12, 2015 by

Navy photograph P-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon aircraft occupy the flightline at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The Navy received the final production P-8A Poseidon aircraft of 2014 on Jan. 8 marking 21 deliveries to fleet operators in Jacksonville, Fla. Boeing last month delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the…

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Navy’s first network-enabled weapon completes developmental test

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Navy photograph A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 in flight off the coast of California in 2011. A JSOW C-1, similar to the one pictured, completed it last free-flight test as part of integrated test and evaluation in January 2015. The Navy completed integrated test and evaluation of its first maritime, network-enabled weapon, the Joint…

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