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Navy begins LRASM, F/A-18 integration testing

Posted August 21, 2015 by

The Navy began initial integration testing of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile onto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aug. 12 at the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 facility. Patuxent River, Md.

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Japanese forces jump from US aircraft for first time in Red Flag-Alaska history

Posted August 21, 2015 by SSgt. Cody Ramirez

A C-130 Hercules assigned to the36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members onto U.S. soil, during Red Flag-Alaska Aug. 12.

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$2 million Pentagon grant to benefit Nevada sage grouse

Posted August 21, 2015 by Scott Sonner

RENO, Nev.–State and federal land managers working to keep the greater sage grouse off the list of endangered species have secured a $2 million grant from the Pentagon to help finance habitat restoration beneath thousands of square miles of U.S. Navy training airspace in Nevada. The money recently was approved by the Defense Department’s Military…

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Quickstrike Battalion says goodbye to Germany

Posted August 21, 2015 by Spec. Nicholas Redding

The last AH-64 Apache helicopter, from 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, was loaded onto an Air Force C-5 Galaxy on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 18.

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MQ-4C Triton begins testing inside anechoic chamber

Posted August 17, 2015 by

Navy photograph An MQ-4C Triton is lifted inside†Patuxent River’s†anechoic chamber†Aug.12† for electromagnetic compatibility testing. This event marked the first time†that an unmanned aircraft inside the chamber was controlled from an external ground control station. Triton’s EMC testing will continue for the next eight weeks to verify the aircraft’s subsystems can operate without interfering with each…

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DOD, National Guard support efforts to fight western wildfires

Posted August 17, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

More than 440 California National Guard soldiers and airmen have been activated to help the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, fight fires throughout the state, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Aug. 17.

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Two-for-one device houses right radio at right time

Posted August 14, 2015 by Kathryn Bailey

Army photograph by Kathryn Bailey The universal radio mount solution reduced the size and weight burden of two separate mounts to meet stringent vehicle space and airplane payload restrictions. A little innovation can go a long way towards helping U.S. military forces successfully facilitate their missions. Even an apparatus no bigger than a breadbox recently…

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Mann addresses missile defense future during symposium

Posted August 14, 2015 by Jason B. Cutshaw

The leader of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, or USASMDC/ARSTRAT, explained how the command is ensuring space and missile defense for the war fighter, the Army and the nation during the 18th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Aug. 12. Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general, USASMDC/ARSTRAT,…

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Navy accepts delivery of LCS 6

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The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Aug. 11. Jackson is the fifth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy, the third of the Independence variant to join the fleet. Capt. Warren R. Buller II, commander, Littoral…

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Conventional, special forces team up during ‘Joint Forcible Entry’ exercise

Posted August 10, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Rounds from an M1A1 main battle tank followed by rockets from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System illuminated the desert here, kicking off a "Joint Forcible Entry," or JFE, exercise.

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