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ONR earns DOD manufacturing award for F-35

Posted December 3, 2014 by Eric Beidel

The Office of Naval Research received one of the nation's top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program Dec. 2.

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Air Force, small business develop technologies that help electronics stay cool

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The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program.

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Marines receive first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant

Posted January 26, 2015 by SSgt. Marleah Robertson

The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touched-down on the flight line at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 13, from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin training in support of carrier-based operations. U.S. Marine Lt. Col. J.T. Ryan, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 501 detachment commander…

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Priorities of AF acquisition outlined at symposium

Posted February 18, 2015 by SSgt. Christopher Gross

Dr. William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force’s top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, in Orlando, Fla. LaPlante pointed out five key areas of focus which included: Get high priority programs right and keep them…

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Aerial resupply lands on ground troops

Posted March 11, 2015 by Jeff Sisto,

The U.S. Army is streamlining efforts to provide squad- and platoon-level ground Soldiers, operating in austere environments, with an organic aerial resupply capability that will empower and sustain them on the battlefield.

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U.S. Navy kicks off naval engagement activities with Vietnam

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The U.S. Navy began the sixth annual Naval Engagement Activity with the Vietnam People's Navy April 6, as both nations celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2015.

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NAWCWD counts down to fully operational T-Range

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T-Range lead engineer Ty Walsh announced early March that the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division T-Range will be fully operational within the next five months.

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Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

Posted May 22, 2015 by

The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades. The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America‚Äôs Air Force: A Call…

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Northern Edge 2015 fills the skies

Posted June 19, 2015 by SSgt. William Banton

Approximately 200 military aircraft filled the skies above Alaska June 15, signifying the start of the joint training exercise, Northern Edge 2015.

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Army’s upgraded tactical communications network passes cold weather test

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Even after being frozen overnight at negative 35-degree temperatures in the severe winter conditions of Alaska, the elements of the Army’s second-generation tactical communications network backbone were up and running.

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