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B-1B crews validate Ellsworth’s long-range strike capability

Posted May 23, 2014 by SrA. Yash Rojas

Air Force photograph by A1C Rebecca Imwalle Amn. Sidney Hering, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crewmember, uses a ram jammer to load an inert 500-pound training munition in preparation for a Global Power Mission from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 12, 2014. During the mission, B-1 aircrews flew 13,200 miles round trip and…

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Beefier carbines en route to Soldiers

Posted May 23, 2014 by David Vergun

A thicker barrel will absorb more heat in the new M4-A1 carbine, should a soldier need to flip the selector to auto, according to Soldiers overseeing the new configuration now being added to the M4.

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Auburn, Air Force win AFRL design competition

Posted May 23, 2014 by Elmer Standridge

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Auburn University Team accepts first place at the third annual Air Force Research Laboratory Collegiate and Service Academy Engineering Design Competition. Team members shown left to right are John Bissell, Kameron Braxton, Luke Hasha, Travis Campbell, Matthew Park and Morgan Allison. Seventeen universities and three service academies came together…

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FRCSE is first Navy depot slated to repair F-35 aircraft components

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The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Site Depot Activation Team in Jacksonville, Fla., is diligently working to establish capability later this month to repair the F-35 Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter AN/APG-81 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar system earning FRCSE the distinction as the first Navy military depot to work on JSF components.

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DOD sends UAV, 80 Airmen to help Nigerian search

Posted May 23, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department’s addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle and 80 Air Force troops to U.S. efforts supporting Nigeria’s search for over 200 missing schoolgirls has turned the mission into an air operation, Army Col. Steve Warren, the director of Pentagon Press Operations, said May 22. The UAV system and Air Force personnel were deployed…

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Army inducts self-propelled howitzer into low-rate initial production

Posted May 21, 2014 by Sam Tricomo

Air and sea power are critical strategic military assets, but land power is undeniable in its ability to compel and deter adversaries.

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MH-60 trainer is a first for U.S. Navy squadrons in Japan

Posted May 21, 2014 by

Navy photograph An MH-60 Tactical Operational Flight Trainer, similar to the one above, was delivered to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan on May 16. The reconfigurable device, the first-of-its-kind for the MH-60 community, will provide aircrew training for two types of helicopters. Once installation is complete, three squadrons will use the device for procedures, proficiency…

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Unmanned QF-16 takes flight at Holloman

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. E’Lysia Wray An unmanned QF-16 aircraft prepares to participate in a graduation exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., May 14. The graduation exercise tests the aircraftís capabilities and connectivity to the White Sands Test System at White Sands Missile Range. The unmanned QF-16ís were converted to remotely piloted aircraft…

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DOD shows science, technology success despite hard year for workforce

Posted May 21, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Despite a year of workforce furloughs and dwindling budgets, the Defense Department’s science and technology enterprise reports advances ranging from a full hypersonic weapon system and high-energy lasers to light-based brain treatments and new core capabilities in cyber warfare, senior DOD officials told a Senate panel May 14, 2014. Alan Shaffer, acting assistant secretary of…

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U.S. wants to advance military relations with China despite hacking incident

Posted May 21, 2014 by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A day after the Justice Department charged five members of China’s military with hacking into computer networks of American companies, a Defense Department spokesman said the Pentagon wants to continue developing military relations with Beijing. We still desire, from a military perspective, to further grow and develop the military-to-military relationship and to find ways to…

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