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U.S., French navies conclude combined operations

Posted February 3, 2014 by

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) and French Navy Task Force 473 concluded five weeks of combined carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility Feb 2.

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted February 14, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. We have assured Airmen…

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Air Force officials announce fiscal 2015 force structure changes

Posted March 10, 2014 by

Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five years. “The…

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Pilot mentoring program propels the future of hypersonics, young engineers

Posted March 31, 2014 by Raquel March

Hypersonic research and several young engineers are reaping the benefits of a pilot mentoring program at Arnold Engineering Development Complex's Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9, White Oak, Md.

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Future USS America delivered

Posted April 11, 2014 by PO1 Lewis Hunsaker

Navy photograph by PO1 Lewis Hunsaker More than 900 Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6) march to the ship to take custody of it. The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the amphibious assault ship from Huntington Ingalls Industries during a custody transfer ceremony in Pascagoula,…

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Military balance requires closures, realignments

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The Defense Department needs another round of base realignments and closures if the military is to retain its balance, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Feb. 1. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told the Reserve Officers Association that as the military cuts $487 billion over the next 10 years, infrastructure must change…

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New jet engine test cells under construction at Tinker

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Mike W. Ray

Two more jet-engine test cells are under construction at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. According to Mason Hopkins, Engine Test Program Manager with the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group, one of the structures will provide depot testing capability for the F135 engine, the power plant in the F-35 Lightning II…

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Military kicks off War of 1812 bicentennial

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Gary Sheftick

The bicentennial of the War of 1812 launched last week in New Orleans with a commemoration that revolved around the Navy’s Fleet Week...

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200th flight for F-35B test aircraft BF-3

Posted May 14, 2012 by Lockheed Martin photograph by Fred Clingerman

U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Matthew Kelly flies F-35B test aircraft BF-3 in an Atlantic test range May 3. The 200th test flight for BF-3 measured stresses on the aircraft during supersonic maneuvers.

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Pentagon’s budget request is strong, responsible

Posted May 24, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has clearly stated the consequences of sequestration, and the Pentagon has delivered a responsible budget request with a sound strategy to the U.S. Congress, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters May 23. “No one, to my knowledge, has really picked apart that strategy, including on Capitol Hill,” Little said….

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