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TSgt promotion release delayed to allow system validation

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Technical sergeant promotion selection results, originally scheduled for release May 28, will be delayed to enable the Air Force to continue to validate extensive system changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System, officials announced. The 15E6 technical sergeant promotion cycle is the first to incorporate recent changes in the enlisted evaluation and promotion system. Recent…

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Army puts Gray Eagle, One System Remote Video Terminal through test

Posted June 22, 2015 by Sofia Bledsoe

Army photograph The MQ-1C Gray Eagle, the Army’s largest unmanned aircraft system in the inventory, recently underwent follow on test and evaluation, which culminated June 14 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The Army has finished its follow on test and evaluation, or FOTE, on the MQ-1C Gray Eagle and Initial Test…

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AFRL, partner researchers use data science to improve aircraft manufacturing processes

Posted July 20, 2015 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with data science start-up Nutonian, Inc., have developed an advanced model that promises to improve the production and performance of metallic aircraft components. Since metals make up nearly three-fourths of turbine engine components and two-thirds of a typical airframe’s weight, their cost and performance have a significant effect on…

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Budget constraints to delay aircraft modernization

Posted March 23, 2012 by

Some modernization programs may be delayed, but not reduced or cancelled due to a tightening of the budget, senior Army leaders told senators March 21. Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testified Wednesday morning to the Senate Appropriations…

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Panetta, Dempsey say Pentagon feels sequestration’s shadow

Posted April 17, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

The shadow of sequestration is being cast over the Defense Department, and members of Congress must act to dissipate it, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said April 16. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke about sequestration and the defense budget during a news conference at the…

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Speckles, completes the last UAV flight in Iraq

Posted May 2, 2012 by by Chandra Lloyd

A 38-pound unmanned aerial vehicle with a 10- foot wing span takes center stage as being the last UAV to take off and land in Iraq. Dubbed Speckles, the unmanned aerial vehicle system was a collaboration of...

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Army completes network design for Capability Set 13

Posted May 15, 2012 by Story and Photograph by Claire Schwerin

The network design is the outcome of the Network Integration Evaluations and Agile Process, the Army’s new approach to rapidly developing, acquiring and fielding integrated mission command capabilities. Now that the network design is complete, the Army is…

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Shadow ‘enhanced platoons’ meet growing need in Afghanistan

Posted May 30, 2012 by by James Ryan

When the Afghan theater commander called on the Army to increase the number of Shadow platoons in theater during the height of the 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom summer campaign, the Army was ready...

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Panetta, Peres meet on security issues, defense relationship

Posted June 13, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with Israeli President Shimon Peres June 11 at the Pentagon to discuss security issues of mutual concern and the nations' strong defense relationship, Press Secretary...

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Air Force officials announce milestone Atlas V launch

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Amaani Lyle

As part of the Defense Department's ongoing efforts to maintain assured, affordable access to space through 2030, the Atlas V rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral on June 20, Air Force officials said.

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