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F-35 training center begins formal training

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Maj. Karen Roganov

While celebrating each F-35 Lightning II arrival, the integrated joint strike fighter training team at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., also recently opened the doors for the first Air Force certification courses on the logistical support behind the nation’s newest weapons platform. The 33rd Fighter Wing has eight…

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Airborne radar prepped for missile defense testing

Posted May 1, 2012 by by John Andrew Hamilton

A new air defense radar system is undergoing testing on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to ready it for later integrated testing...

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Balanced force structure imperative to Air Force readiness

Posted May 14, 2012 by by TSgt. Jess D. Harvey

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove and his counterparts from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps testified May 10 before members of the Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support about U.S. military readiness in light of recent budget cuts. In his opening statement, Breedlove pointed out that the American people are…

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Army refining long-term MRAP plan

Posted May 29, 2012 by by Kris Osborn

The U.S. Army is in the process of refining a long-term plan for its fleet of 20,000 blast-deflecting, mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, known as MRAPs, service officials explained.

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Army returns first Wartime Replacement Aircraft to fight

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The Army delivered the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior upgraded under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft Program to the war fighter at a roll-out ceremony at Corpus Christi Army Depot, Corpus Christi, Texas, June 7.

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First asymmetric weapons load test for F-35B

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On June 14, F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-2 completed the first test flight for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant with an...

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New tactical network set to begin fielding in the fall

Posted July 2, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

New equipment and training, part of the Army's "Capability Set 13" begins fielding in October. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, out of at Fort Bliss, Texas, will be the first recipients of...

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Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Amy Walker

The Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan…

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Army hosts Network Industry Day

Posted July 24, 2012 by by Claire Heininger Schwerin

As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical...

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B-52s provide RIMPAC 2012 air capability

Posted August 6, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. Sarah Bergstein

Members from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., participated in nine sorties in support of this year's Rim of the Pacific exercise July 11 to 31 in and around training areas...

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