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Investigation board determines cause of KC-135 crash in May

Posted March 17, 2014 by

The U.S. Air ForceAir Mobility Command has released the results of an accident investigation that examined what caused the May 3, 2013, crash of a KC-135 Stratotanker in the Kyrgyz Republic. The crew of three, en route from the Transit Center at Manas to Afghanistan on a combat aerial refueling mission, perished in the mishap….

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Bombers train on long-range capabilities

Posted April 4, 2014 by

Two B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and two B-2 Spirit bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., recently flew non-stop from their home stations to training ranges in Hawaii to exercise the president's credible and flexible military options to meet national security obligations to the U.S. and its allies.

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45th Space Wing launches NRO Satellite on board Atlas V

Posted April 18, 2014 by

The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 1:45 p.m. April 10 carrying a classified national security payload. The payload was designed and built by the National Reconnaissance Office. “I am proud of the persistence and focus of the…

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Researchers develop hands-free, eyes-free navigation for soldiers

Posted May 16, 2014 by Joyce M. Conant

Army photograph by Korey Mort Bruce Mortimer, director of Research and Development, Engineering Acoustics, Inc., Casselberry, Fla., provides training to the Soldiers prior to field assessments. Soldiers quickly learned how to use a tactile navigation system, and attained proficiency with the signals within 10-15 minutes. Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory continue to develop…

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U.S., Polish Airmen support largest combined training

Posted June 4, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Alexis Siekert U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighter Falcon fighter aircraft taxi down the runway on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, before departing for the U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment, Poland, May 30, 2014. This is the fourth fighter aircraft and seventh overall rotation the Av-Det has hosted. U.S. and Polish airmen…

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Air Force selects No Action Alternative for F-35 basing at Eglin AFB

Posted June 30, 2014 by

The Air Force announced June 27 its decision for basing up to 59 F-35 aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

Posted July 28, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown delivers his remarks at the roll out ceremony for Australia’s first F-35. The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force is a milestone in the U.S.-Australia partnership, the undersecretary…

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Joint effort validates ability to move Stryker vehicles via air

Posted August 20, 2014 by TSgt. Terri Paden

Four Stryker combat vehicles were successfully loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13,2014, on the flightline at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, marking the Army's first use of the Stryker Marshalling Pad and Hot Cargo Pad since their construction.

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USS Anchorage completes third NASA testing

Posted September 22, 2014 by POC Elena Pence

Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA's Orion Program, Sept. 19.

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Officials reaffirm Pentagon’s commitment to F-35

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Estimated costs for the F-35 joint strike fighter have increased over the life of the program, but the Defense Department is working to contain cost growth and remains committed to the fifth-generation fighter, defense officials said March 29. Frank Kendall III said during confirmation testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee that cost overruns for…

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