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SecAF says AF will reinvest in readiness

Posted February 3, 2014 by SSgt. David Salanitri

Readiness is the primary investment the Air Force will make through fiscal 2014 and 2015, according to the Air Force’s most senior leader. In a keynote address to more than 250 people at the Air Force Association breakfast Jan. 29 in Arlington, Va., Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said the Air Force…

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U.S., French navies conclude combined operations

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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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Benefield Anechoic Facility acquires new upgrade, patriotic look

Posted February 3, 2014 by Jet Fabara

It's no surprise to test personnel at Edwards that upon entering the Benefield Anechoic Facility, the dark-blue, cone-filled interior is a one-of-a-kind facility to the Air Force with a unique look.

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Weapons Airmen bring bombs to fight

Posted February 3, 2014 by SrA. Benjamin Sutton

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Sutton Senior Airman Jordan Gee, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons three man, adjusts the pins on an inert GBU-12 munition Jan. 28, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gee is one of more than 3,200 military members currently participating in the combat exercise Red Flag 14-1. By providing…

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Red Flag returns to skies over Nevada

Posted February 3, 2014 by Airman First Class Joshua Kleinholz

The latest iteration of the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise kicked off Jan. 27 as both allied and U.S aircraft took to the skies to do simulated battle over the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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President to nominate several to key DOD positions

Posted February 3, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate four people to key Defense Department positions, all of which require Senate confirmation. They are: Miranda A. A. Ballentine, to be assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment, and logistics; Michael McCord, to be undersecretary of Defense (comptroller); Brian P. McKeon, to be principal…

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Royal Australian Air Force touches down for Red Flag 14-1

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet prepares to land Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF is at Nellis to participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise…

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Navy to christen second Mobile Landing Platform

Posted January 31, 2014 by

The Navy will christen Mobile Landing Platform John Glenn Feb. 1, during a 10 a.m., PST, ceremony in San Diego, Calif. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address.   Lyn Glenn, daughter of Sen. John Glenn, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The future USNS John Glenn (MLP 2),…

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U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

Posted January 31, 2014 by Dan Lafontaine

Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

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Navy tests small UAV support equipment

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Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class (Aviation Warfare) Clyde Williams,left, and engineers Doug Waddell and Wayne Hewitt, from the Support Equipment Test and Evaluation Branch, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. conduct tilt-table testing with the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft vehicle Jan.16 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Tilt-table testing is conducted on all support equipment…

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