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Hagel: Future requires renewed era of partnership

Posted February 3, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

In a changing security and fiscal environment, the Defense Department will seek to collaborate more closely with European allies, especially to help build the capabilities of other global partners, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. He and State Department Secretary John Kerry formed a panel in Munich, Germany, at the Munich Security Conference, which ended Feb….

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Official discusses Chinese air force, missile trends

Posted February 3, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

U.S. intelligence officials visiting Capitol Hill Jan. 30 reported to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the steady progress made by the Peopleís Liberation Army Air Force and the implications of that development to the United States. Donald L. Fuell, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center force modernization and employment technical director…

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SecAF outlines top focus areas to improve ICBM career field

Posted February 3, 2014 by SSgt. David Salanitri

Throughout the next 60 days, senior Air Force leaders will re-examine the way ahead for the Air Force’s nuclear mission. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed members of the Air Force Association Jan. 29, in Arlington, Va., giving an update on her recent visits to four Global Strike Command bases – F.E….

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Army confirms Rapid Equipping Force as ‘enduring’

Posted February 3, 2014 by Kara Ewell

Army photograph by David Vergun Sgt. Maj. James Hash shows a Rapid Equipping Force-procured Dragon Runner, operated by Soldiers remotely in Afghanistan for reconnaissance and counter improvised explosive device operations. The venue is the Washington Auto Show, in February 2013, in the nation’s capital. The Army has affirmed the continued existence of its Rapid Equipping…

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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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