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Combat air forces to resume flying

Posted July 15, 2013 by

Combat Air Forces units from multiple commands will begin flying again July 15 after many stopped flying in April of this year due to sequestration.

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Fanning makes first visit to Nellis, Creech AFBs

Posted July 12, 2013 by A1C Joshua Kleinholz

Air Force photograph by SrA. Matthew Lancaster Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning speaks to Airmen about Air Force concerns during an all call July 8, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Fanning came to visit with Airmen at Nellis and Creech AFBs and answer questions they may have. Acting Secretary of…

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U.S. Army aids France with RPG-defense test data

Posted July 12, 2013 by Dan Lafontaine

Courtesy photograph French soldiers patrol in a VBCI infantry fighting vehicle equipped with a legacy rocket-propelled grenade defense system. Fighting in Mali spurred the need for increased capabilities to protect French soldiers, and the U.S. Army has transferred technical test data on a new rocket-propelled grenade defense system, Q-Nets II, through an international agreement. The…

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SecDef details ‘Plan B’ should sequestration continue

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jim Garamone

If sequestration continues into fiscal year 2014, the Defense Department will be forced to consider involuntary reductions-in-force for the civilian workforce, draconian cuts to military personnel accounts and a virtual halt to military modernization, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a letter to Senate leaders July 11. The senators had requested detailed information on how…

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Air Force Reserve MAFFS C-130s, crews back in Colorado

Posted July 12, 2013 by MSgt. Daniel Butterfield

Air Force photograph by MSgt. Daniel Butterfield Members of the Air Force Reserve Command√≠s 302nd Airlift Wing load a U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System into a C-130 aircraft the morning of June 12. This marked the start of the 2013 MAFFS season for the 302nd AW. The aircraft dropped retardant on the…

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U.S.-China military ties growing, Pacom commander says

Posted July 12, 2013 by Karen Parrish

The military-to-military relationship between the United States and China is deepening in a quite commendable√ģ way that may help improve overall engagement between the two countries, Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told Pentagon reporters July 11. During a news briefing, Locklear said he has spent the week here taking…

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Military burn pits may endanger health

Posted July 12, 2013 by Kevin Freking

A military camp in Afghanistan continues to use open-air burn pits to dispose of its solid wastes, potentially endangering the health of the nearly 13,500 people working there and violating the Pentagon’s own regulations and guidance, federal investigators say. The Defense Department has said burn pits should only be used as a temporary last resort…

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Air Force chief scientist addresses future

Posted July 12, 2013 by SSgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force chief scientist addressed members of the Air Force Association about the Global Horizons study, which looks into the near and long-term application of science and technology in the force. Dr. Mica Endsley, who was recently appointed as the 34th Air Force chief scientist, focused her talk around the future of air, space,…

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Exercise Sea Breeze 2013 beings in Ukraine

Posted July 10, 2013 by PO2 Jason Howard

Exercise Sea Breeze, the largest multinational maritime exercise in the Black Sea, began July 8, as representatives from the 16 participating and observing nations gathered together for the exercise's opening ceremony.

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Navy to attempt first unmanned carrier landing

Posted July 10, 2013 by Brock Vergakis

The Navy will attempt to land a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time July 10, showcasing the military’s capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks a pilot is asked to do. If all goes as planned, a successful landing of…

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