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C-130 Hercules still going strong at 60

Posted August 22, 2014 by Air Force Test Center History Office and 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Aug. 23 will mark the 60th anniversary of the C-130 Hercules’ first flight in 1954, from Burbank, Calif., to Edwards AFB.

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NAVSEA successfully completes implementation of new surface ship maintenance process

Posted September 26, 2014 by

The Navy’s Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program announced Sept. 25 the successful completion of the Baseline Availability Work Package/Availability Work Package process for all surface ships, thereby meeting a major milestone in the Navy’s continued effort to improve surface ship maintenance. All surface ships now have an articulated, technically rigorous and engineered maintenance oversight process…

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AF to release small business research solicitations

Posted October 20, 2014 by

The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program office is set to release its fiscal year 2015 list of topics Oct. 22, on the SBIR/STTR website.  Small businesses and research institutions with expertise to address the topics’ technology challenges are encouraged to submit proposals. During 2014, the Defense Department SBIR…

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Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 established

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Navy photograph by PO1 John Parker Capt. Paul Young, commodore of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 2 delivers remarks during a command establishment ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Capt. Paul Young assumed command of the newly formed Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 during a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Nov. 7. Waterfront…

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Historic leap: Navy shipboard laser operates in Arabian Gulf

Posted December 10, 2014 by David Smalley

Officials at the Office of Naval Research announced Dec. 10 the laser weapon system - a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America's Sailors and Marines - was for the first time successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf.

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DOD releases updated instruction for acquisitions system

Posted January 7, 2015 by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department’s top acquisitions official Jan. 7 released a new version of the acquisitions corps’ guiding document: Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System. The updated instruction cancels the interim version that was implemented Nov. 25, 2013, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said in a…

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USS California returns from maiden deployment

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kevin Copeland

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, from its maiden deployment Jan. 24.

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

Posted February 25, 2015 by Maj. Ben Sakrisson

Air Force photograph by Sheila deVera A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk prepares to land Feb. 21, 2015, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking the first historic landing in Australia in preparation for the 2015 Australian International Air Show and Aerospace & Defense Exposition. Approximately 100 U.S. personnel will showcase U.S. military aircraft,…

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AF leaders: End sequestration or lose tomorrowís fight

Posted March 18, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gives her opening statement during a House Armed Services Committee hearing Mar.17, 2015, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The committee convened to ask the senior leaders of the military departments questions about the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget Request. Also on…

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More ground robots to serve alongside soldiers soon

Posted April 10, 2015 by David Vergun

The dawning of a new age of Army ground robots will soon be here, said Scott Davis, program executive officer for Combat Support and Combat Service Support.

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