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Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

Posted July 14, 2014 by

Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14. The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, major commands, numbered Air Forces and field operating agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years. “I will work…

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Air Force’s new maritime radar becomes operational

Posted August 11, 2014 by Susan A. Romano

The Air Force Technical Applications Center has a welcome addition to its treaty monitoring capabilities – the Cobra King radar system aboard the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen. Cobra King is a new, state-of-the-art mobile radar system consisting of S- and X-band phased radars that AFTAC employs to provide worldwide, high quality, high resolution, multi-wavelength radar…

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C-17 treads into new territory

Posted September 15, 2014 by Jet Fabara

As important as ailerons, rudders and elevators are to the fundamental movement of any aircraft in flight, its tires are equally important while moving on the ground.

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NAWCWD manned for unmanned systems

Posted October 1, 2014 by

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division scientists, engineers, technicians and operators are involved in all levels of Unmanned Systems research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation.

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Senior enlisted leaders tour California units

Posted October 27, 2014 by Air Force TSgt. Nathan Gallahan

Two senior enlisted leaders finished a week-long command visit across California Oct. 25, a tour that included stops at more than 30 individual bases and facilities covering all service branches.

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SEWIP block upgrade program evaluated for LCS

Posted November 24, 2014 by

The Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships

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Australian F-35 lands at new home

Posted December 19, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Tanya Wren

The first Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jet arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 18. The jet's arrival marks the first international partner F-35 to arrive for training at Luke.

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USS Nimitz completes homeport change

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Navy photograph by Coast Guard PO3 Amanda Norcross The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish (WPB-87358), homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., escorts the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during the carrier’s homeport shift from Naval Base Everett, Wash., to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash.   The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived…

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F-35 nears completion of all-weather testing

Posted February 4, 2015 by

For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. 

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AF responds to National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

Posted March 6, 2015 by

The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress March 4. Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs for another 16….

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