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Service chiefs testify on risks of sequestration

Posted November 8, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

As they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets, the militarys service chiefs testified Nov. 7 before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Naval Operations…

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Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

Posted November 6, 2013 by David Vergun

Technologies are being developed and tested that enable soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

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AFRL engineers conduct rain erosion testing

Posted November 6, 2013 by

Materials and coatings created for aerospace systems that travel at high rates of speed are repeatedly exposed to rain droplets could make the systems, materials and coatings susceptible to damage or erosion. Engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Systems Support Division conducted testing on mission critical components for a Navy…

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Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

Posted November 6, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin

Air Force photograph by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Security Forum Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C. In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department’s…

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Air Force researchers demonstrate energy resiliency in mission critical environment

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Energy security is critical to the Air Force’s war fighting capability. The 2013 Air Force Energy Strategic Plan identifies priorities and goals to secure a strategic energy advantage. These include resilience, demand reduction, supply assurance, and an energy-aware culture. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is working to achieve these goals through…

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Unprecedented dual intercept success for MEADS at White Sands Missile Range

Posted November 6, 2013 by

  The Medium Extended Air Defense System intercepted and destroyed two simultaneous targets attacking from opposite directions during a stressing demonstration of its 360-degree air and missile defense capabilities at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The flight test achieved all criteria for success. All elements of the MEADS system were tested, including the 360-degree MEADS…

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Air Force’s oldest Osprey retires

Posted November 6, 2013 by SrA. Kentavist P. Brackin

The Air Force's oldest CV-22 Osprey, Tail #21, made its final departure from Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 4.

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AFSC, Boeing reach enterprise partnership agreement

Posted November 4, 2013 by Micah Garbarino

The Air Force Sustainment Center and Boeing have reached an enterprise-level, public-private partnership agreement which allows the two organizations to more efficiently take on sustainment workload for the warfighter. The agreement, signed Oct. 9 by AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield is the first center-wide partnership agreement implemented since the stand up of the Air…

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Maintainers use ultrasound to keep KC-10s ready to fly

Posted November 4, 2013 by SSgt. Patrick Harrower

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Patrick Harrower SSgt. Rebecca Linden de Romero, 60th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection shop technician, performs an ultrasound inspection inside the control box for the elevators on the tail of a KC-10 Extender Oct. 22 at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. When most people hear the term ultrasound, they might think…

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U.S., Romania begin work on Aegis Ashore missile defense complex

Posted November 1, 2013 by Vince Little

Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground OCt. 28 on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance’s collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the Aegis Ashore complex, the second stage of the three-part European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic…

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