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USS Nimitz completes homeport change

Posted January 14, 2015 by

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

Posted January 12, 2015 by

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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Lakenheath selected to host first F-35s in USAFE

Posted January 9, 2015 by SSgt. Ryan Crane

Royal Air Force Lakenheath in England has been selected as the first U.S. Air Forces in Europe base to host the F-35A Lightning II.

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Navy to christen fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

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The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony in Mobile, Ala Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of Kamsky Associates, Inc., will serve as the ship’s sponsor. “This ship represents the hard-working men and women…

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Navy names new Virginia-class attack submarine

Posted January 9, 2015 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Jan. 9 that SSN 795, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Hyman G. Rickover. Mabus named the submarine to honor U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the man credited for developing USS Nautilus (SSN 571), the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine. Virginia-class submarines provide the…

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Army to further consolidate footprint in Europe

Posted January 9, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

While the big news coming out of the Pentagon Jan .8 was the closure of U.S. Air Force facilities at RAF Mildenhall, England, the Army will also consolidate or close several facilities in Europe.

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Air Force, small business developing critical processors for satellites

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The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program. A next-generation, micro-chip carrier is currently in development by ThermAvant Technologies LLC, located in Columbia, MO., and…

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