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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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Report: $14 million drone piloted from Ellsworth crashed overseas

Posted August 10, 2015 by

A drone worth more than $14 million that was being remotely piloted from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., was intentionally crashed last year somewhere over the Middle East following a mechanical failure, according to a report from the U.S. Air Force. The report from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board was released July 30. It says…

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Selva confirmed as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

Posted August 7, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON–The Senate last week confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The nationís second-highest-ranking military officer is a pilot and most recently was commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Also last week, the Senate confirmed Marine Corps Gen….

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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted August 7, 2015 by SAA. Joshua Kleinholz

Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May and completed the first on-site block 1B aircraft to 2B upgrade of the U. S. Air Force configured F-35A Lightning II here in early July.

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Richardson confirmed as next CNO

Posted August 7, 2015 by PO1 Elliott Fabrizio

Adm. John M. Richardson, director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, was confirmed by the Senate as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations Aug. 5. Richardson will replace Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert who has been CNO since September 2011. Vice Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was also confirmed by the Senate today, will succeed Richardson later this month…

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Eye in the sky, RPA Airmen in the Red Flag fight

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

The sun beats down on the dry Nevada desert, bringing a smell of fuel that fills the air. Engines begin roaring to life as the Airmen of the 432nd Wing prepare to support Red Flag 15-3 from July 13-31.

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SoCal warfare center leaders discuss opportunities for collaboration

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Leadership teams from Southern California warfare centers and Navy labs met July 23 at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division to discuss opportunities for collaboration and mutual support that result in advancing warfighter capabilities. This was the first collaboration summit for these commands and the meeting allowed each to share overviews about the uniqueness…

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DOD officials observe counter-drone demo in California

Posted August 5, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and launch and they’re hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Department of Defense, according to officials taking part in the Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration held here.

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